TEST for Spring '18
Monday, April 2, 2:30pm @HSSB4020
If you have studied Japanese previously or speak it at home, you MUST take the placement exam to take Japanese language courses at UCSB.
The placement test consists of 1) conjugations (verbs, adjectives), 2)interview, 3)kanji, 4)Reading comprehension. It takes about an hour, depending on your level of Japanese.
*Placement test is not to replace a course you could not complete/pass. If you have taken a Japanese course at UCSB and earned a C- or below, you must retake it and complete it with a C or higher grade in order to take the next level.
Please sign up in advance by sending your background information sheet to a Japanese language coordinator, Hiroko Sugawara.
You can download the information sheet below.
Information Sheet (MS-Word)
Information Sheet (PDF)
<How to prepare for the Placement Exam>
Review the materials (textbooks) of the course(s) you have taken before. It is a good idea to review verb and adjective conjugations as well as vocabulary and kanji.
Please refer to the course descriptions (PDF) for more information on the each level of our Japanese courses. If you have a certain course you wish to start, look at the course description of the course prior to it. That is what you are expected to be able to do.