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Placement Test

For those who have studied Japanese elsewhere, placement tests are available to find the most suitable course. Please visit the DLLL main office during the counter hours to write the one according to you level. All tests are written only, but you may be asked to speak with one of the instructors for oral fluency. Hiragana and Katakana characters are assumed.

Your Current Level

Recommended CourseStructureVocabularySpeakingWritingProficiency Test Equivalency
AP/JP 2000 6.0Simple sentences & some complex sentencesBeginners:
800-1000 words
Basic daily interaction150 KanjiN5 or N4
AP/JP 3000 6.0Complex sentence grammarLower Intermediate:
1500-1800 words
Intermediate450 KanjiN4 or N3
AP/JP 4000 6.0Discourse GrammarHigher Intermediate: 2200-2500 wordsHigher Intermediate or Lower AdvancedKyouiku Kanji: 881+N3 or N2

For further information please contact:

Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
S580 Ross
Phone: 416-736-5016