Japanese placement

We are excited that you are interested in learning Japanese.

If you have never studied or spoken Japanese, please register for JPN 101. Beginning Japanese I. It is normally offered only in the Fall semester (September – December). Check the schedule of courses for class times.

If you have studied Japanese (in school or on your own) or spoken Japanese (at home or in an informal setting), please submit the contact form to contact us.

Fill out the Japanese placement contact form

After you submit the form, we will send you a Test Code, Password, and instructions for a computer-based placement test that will help determine the right entry level course for you. The placement test (PLACE) takes about 30 minutes, comprising self-assessment questionnaires, 17 multiple-choice reading questions, 14 multiple-choice grammar questions, and one writing prompt. No proctoring is necessary but please take it without any reference material or help. After you take the test, please email Professor Konoeda (kkonoeda@bates.edu) to report your completion, and she will let you know a recommended course within 2-3 days.

Fill out the Japanese placement contact form