Japanese Language Program

The Department of East Asian Studies has a strong Japanese Language program, with general instruction available in three levels, from beginning to advanced, plus specialized instruction in advanced reading, writing, and conversation. In addition, there are opportunities for overseas Study Abroad programs.   

 

Classes:

Elementary Japanese I                            

JPN 101

Beginning conversation, grammar, reading and writing in modern Japanese.

Elementary Japanese II

JPN 102

Beginning conversation, grammar, reading and writing in modern Japanese. Students not in a University of Arizona Japanese class the previous semester must take a placement test.

Intermediate Japanese II

JPN 201

Intermediate conversation, grammar, reading and writing in modern Japanese. Students not in a University of Arizona Japanese class the previous semester must take a placement exam.

Intermediate Japanese II                                    

JPN 202

Intermediate conversation, grammar, reading and writing in modern Japanese. Students not in a University of Arizona Japanese class the previous semester must take a placement exam.

Advanced Japanese I

JPN 415/515

Advanced conversation, grammar, reading and writing in modern Japanese.

Advanced Japanese II

JPN 416/516

Advanced conversation, grammar, reading and writing in modern Japanese.

Advanced Practice in Japanese

JPN 422/522 

Reading and discussion in Japanese of a variety of advanced-level materials, including newspaper articles, short stories, and poetry.

 

Language Testing

Placement Exams
Before enrolling in Japanese language classes, students may be required to take a placement exam to determine their level. These tests are given during the week before the start of each semester. Contact the department office (520-621-7505) for the time and location of the test.

Proficiency Tests
The Japanese Language program offers proficiency exams in Japanese to allow students to complete their foreign language requirement without taking classes. These tests are given during the week before the start of each semester. Contact the department office (520-621-7505) for the time and location of the test.