Placement Test

For those who have studied Japanese elsewhere, placement tests are available to find the most suitable course. Please visit the DLLL main office during the counter hours to write the one according to you level. All tests are written only, but you may be asked to speak with one of the instructors for oral fluency. Hiragana and Katakana characters are assumed.

Your Current Level
Recommended Course Structure Vocabulary Speaking Writing Proficiency Test Equivalency
AP/JP 2000 6.0 Simple sentence & some complex sentence Beginners: 800-1000 words Basic daily interaction 150 Kanji N5 or N4
AP/JP 3000 6.0 Complex sentence grammar Lower Intermediate: 1500-1800 words Intermediate 450 Kanji N4 or N3
AP/JP 4000 6.0 Discourse Grammar Higher Intermediate:  2200-2500 words Higher Intermediate or Lower Advanced Kyouiku Kanji: 881+ N3 or N2

For further information please contact:

Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
S561 Ross
phone: (416)736-5016