Placement Tests

1. Japanese Placement Test at UIUC
2. Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)
3. Other Japanese Proficiency Tests

1. Japanese Placement Test at UIUC
Students with background/experience of learning Japanese are required to take a placement test offered at the beginning of each semester. The Japanese Placement Test is offered (usually on campus) at the beginning of every fall and spring semester to both new students and continuing students. It is actually not a proficiency test. You take this test in order to learn which Japanese course you should enroll in to continue your studies of the language. However, if you demonstrate such strong skills that you "place out" of our Japanese courses, that means you have fulfilled the General Education language requirement. No academic credit is awarded.

Fall 2021 placement test: Tuesday, August 17 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time

  • Writing (30 minutes)
  • Listening (40 minutes)
  • Will use Zoom with video - You will receive a Zoom link one week prior to the test

Register at the website of Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL).  

Speaking test: Thursday, August 19 between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. (students will be notified individually about the time of their test)

  • Speaking (10 minutes)
  • Will use Zoom with video - You will receive an email with instructions for signing up for your speaking test after you have completed the Writing/Listening test.

2. Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)
The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) Official Website

Information for the JLPT (Japan Foundation)


3. Other Japanese Proficiency Tests
ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)