Japanese Language Program: Placement test 
There are two parts of placement test for Japanese Language Program at UPenn:

(1) Online test and (2) Oral interview, Essay and Consultation

(1) Online test: please take the online test in advance. Please keep the score to yourself and submit it in advance to JLP Director, Ms. Tomoko Takami at

(2) The oral interview, essay, and consultation will take place during the NSO:

Friday, August 26th 2016 from 8:30am-10am (Location: Williams Hall Room 1)


As a part of placement test for Japanese language program at UPenn, we ask prospective students to take the following online test in advance and submit the score.

1) SPOT 90
2) Kanji SPOT50

Please see below for the procedure:


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 whose answer you don’t know the answer to.

If you have any questions, please email Tomoko Takami, Director of Japanese Language Program, at

Tomoko Takami: 802 Williams Hall / 215-573-3640