Placement Test

Placement Test

Japanese Language Courses Placement Test

SPRING 2021 ONLINE PLACEMENT TEST GUIDELINES

NOTE: The Japanese language course placement will be conducted online in January due to the current circumstances with COVID-19.  You need to complete all parts of the test, which will take several days. 

3-STEPS to Complete the Online Placement Test:

STEP 1: Complete the Test Registration Form: now – Jan. 11th (Mon) @11:59pm (EST)

Registration Form URL: https://forms.gle/mG3rqazgWG6VNLg57

STEP 2: Complete Online Proficiency Test and Placement Essay on Canvas: now – Jan. 13th (Wed) @11:59pm (EST)

  • After completing the registration, you will receive an email with a Canvas link to the online exam within 24 hours.
  • On Canvas site, you will complete two components of the placement tests: SPOT test and essay test. You will take those tests and upload your SPOT test results and completed essay on Canvas site.

STEP 3: Make an appointment for an online oral interview by Jan. 13th (Wed) @11:59pm (EST)

  • After completing the STEP 1 and STEP 2 mentioned above, please email Tomoko Takami, director of the Modern Japanese Language Program, and make an appointment for an oral interview.

For any questions, please contact Tomoko Takami, director of the Modern Japanese Language Program, 802 Williams Hall (215-573-3640).


FALL 2020 ONLINE PLACEMENT TEST GUIDELINES (CLOSED)

**  Click here to register for the Online Placement Test by Friday, August 21, 2020 (EDT) **

NOTE: The 2020 Japanese language course placement will be conducted online in August due to the current circumstances with COVID-19.  You need to complete all parts of the test, which will take several days. 

If you have any previous knowledge of Japanese or studied Japanese formally or informally, you can take the Online Placement Test to find the course just right for your level.  Any student who has never studied Japanese does not need to take the Online Placement Test.

3-STEPS to Complete the Online Placement Test:

STEP 1: Complete the Test Registration Form: Now – Friday, August 21 @ 11:59 PM (EDT)

Registration Form URL: https://forms.gle/mG3rqazgWG6VNLg57

STEP 2: Complete Online Proficiency Test and Placement Essay on Canvas: Now – Sunday, August 23 @ 11:59 PM (EDT)

  • After completing the registration, you will receive an email with a Canvas link to the online exam within 24 hours.
  • On Canvas site, you will complete two components of the placement tests: SPOT test and essay test. You will take those tests and upload your SPOT test results  and completed essay on Canvas site.

STEP 3: Complete Online Oral Interview via Zoom on Tuesday, August 25 @ 4-6 PM (EDT)

  • A Zoom link for the oral interview will be announced on the CANVAS site.
  • You will be asked to join a Zoom meeting with your camera on.
  • You need to have a picture ID with you.

Please do not hesitate to contact Tomoko Takami, Director of the Japanese Language Program, for any questions.
Email: ttakami@sas.upenn.edu



Placement Test (General Instructions)

Part 1: Online Tests
As a part of the placement test for the Japanese language program at UPenn, we ask prospective students to take the following online tests in advance. Please take the online tests before the oral interview and writing test. You need to keep the score to yourself and submit it in advance to JLP Director, Ms. Tomoko Takami (ttakami@sas.upenn.edu).
1) SPOT 90
2) Kanji SPOT50
Please click here to check the spot test instruction.

Part 2: Oral Interview, Essay, and Consultation
If it’s the beginning of the new academic year, this will take place during the New Student Orientation (NSO).
After the NSO, please contact Ms. Tomoko Takami to make an appointment for the oral interview.

ABOUT THE ONLINE TEST
Please note that this test measures what you can do with the language. Thus, some questions are easy (they try to measure what you can do ) and some questions are difficult (they try to measure what you cannot do with the language yet). Don’t feel discouraged if you encounter questions which you don’t know the answer to.
If you have any questions, please email Tomoko Takami, Director of Japanese Language Program, 802 Williams Hall (215-573-3640).

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