Japanese Studies Program @ York University  ヨーク大学日本研究科

Mirror Sites: Buna / Kusu / Tsuge / Udo

Placement Tests

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 [9:30 - 12:00 / 14:00-15:30 during the summer] 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. The online placement tests are in preparation.

Your Current Level
Recom.Course Structure Vocabulary Speaking Writing Proficiency Test Equivalent
AP/JP2000 6.0 Simple sentence & some complex sentence Beginners': 800-1000 words Basic daily interaction 150 Kanji N5 or N4
AP/JP3000 6.0 Complex sentence grammar Lower Intermediate: 1500-1800 words Intermediate 450 Kanji N4 or N3
AP/JP4000 6.0 Discourse Grammar Higher Intermediate: 2200-2500 words Higher Intermediate or Lower Advanced Kyouiku Kanji: 881+ N3 or N2

For further information please contact:

Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

address: 4700 Keele Street, North York, Ontario, Canada M1J 1P3
office: S561 Ross
phone: (416)736-5016
fax: (416)736-5483
web: http://www.yorku.ca/laps/dlll/

Japanese Section
web: http://buna.arts.yorku.ca/
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