To complete your placement assessment, you must take both the written and oral tests. The online written portion of the placement test must be taken before the oral test. NOTE: The date for the winter-enrollment placement test has recently been changed to Monday, October 30, at 5:30pm (arrival time: 5:20). Scroll down to see details.
This online exam represents the written portion of the Japanese Placement Test and covers reading, grammar, and writing ability. In order to complete your placement assessment, you must also take the oral evaluation portion of the Japanese Placement Test.
Please see the table below for guidelines on when to take the online written test. Freshmen must take the test over the summer during the specified time frame. Next to the appropriate date range below, click the "Online" link, sign in with your SUNet ID and password, then click "Enroll in Course" when you are ready to take the test.
Note: you must take the online written portion of the placement test before you take the oral test.
Japanese uses the Simulated Oral Proficiency Interview (SOPI) developed by the Language Center and consistent with guidelines published by the Center for Applied Linguistics. This is a digital audio recorded interview with an accompanying booklet. Students are asked questions as well as to describe events or pictures in the language, and their responses are recorded. Each interview is then assessed by trained raters.
Important note: Test begins promptly at the specified time. Doors close 10 minutes prior.
You do not need to sign up for the oral test in advance.
Bring your Stanford ID card to the test.