Japanese Placement Test for Fall 2022

Welcome to the Japanese Studies Program at Michigan State University! 


We appreciate your interest in our program and look forward to meeting you this fall.

Students who have previously studied Japanese and wish to enroll in a course above JPN 101 (first-year Japanese, first semester) must take the placement test. The Japanese Studies Program will administer the placement test online. Please take a close look at the schedule below and mark your calendars.

Online placement test_Spring schedule SS23


Student Information Survey

Fill out this survey by Wednesday, January 4. Once you complete the survey, please contact Imamura Sensei (imamuraa@msu.edu) immediately We will be using the email address in your survey answer to notify you with the information necessary to take the placement test. You can take the placement test after January 4 ; however, it may result in your incompletion of the placement procedure before the spring semester starts on January 9. 


Online Written Placement Test

Take the written placement test (approximately for 60-70 minutes) by the given expiration date. The link will be sent via email. You must complete the test in one session and cannot retake it once completed.


Oral Interview

Individual oral interview schedule with a Zoom invitation will be emailed to only the students who have completed the placement test. Oral interviews will take for about five minutes. You must keep your scheduled interview time.  Only those with a legitimate reason (i.e., illness) may be allowed to reschedule it. In that case, please contact Imamura Sensei (imamuraa@msu.edu) immediately. Watch out for an email from the Japanese Studies Program and confirm the interview schedule by replying to the sender immediately.


Akiko Imamura (imamuraa@msu.edu) 

The Japanese Language Program Coordinator

Michigan State University