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.   

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. Register online at eas.arizona.edu/japanese-placement.

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. Register online at 

CLASSES

Beginning conversation, grammar, reading and writing in modern Japanese.
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 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 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 conversation, grammar, reading and writing in modern Japanese.
Advanced conversation, grammar, reading and writing in modern Japanese.
Reading and discussion in Japanese of a variety of advanced-level materials, including newspaper articles, short stories, and poetry.
Reading and discussion in Japanese of a variety of advanced-level materials, including newspaper articles, short stories, and poetry.