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Placement Procedure

Who must take a placement test?

  • If you have never learned any Japanese, you clearly do not have to take a placement test. Your only booking option then is an A1.1 course.
  • If you have learned some Japanese in the past, a placement test is mandatory. The result will indicate at which level you can continue at the Language Center.
  • Exception: Students who have successfully completed a Japanese course at the Language Center in the previous semester can book a class on the next level without an additional test (follow-up registration). However, this is limited to a certain period of time, as specified in the email notifications sent out to those eligible for follow-up registration.

What does the placement test for Japanese look like?

The placement test for Japanese consists of a written and an oral part. The written part tests your knowledge of lexis, grammar and reading comprehension in writing. The oral part tests your speaking competence and listening comprehension in a small conversation.

Summer Semester 2023

The placement test will take place at the following dates:

Monday, 3 April 2023 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Online: Please register by e-mail prior to the date:
Friday, 14 April 2023
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon In person in room 00/0300 (Biegenstraße 12). No prior registration is neccessary.

The duration of the test, including consultation and placement test, is max. 60 minutes. You can find out your placement result immediately after the placement test.

In case of questions please contact Ms. Sawatari-Elter.