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Anyone who has any background in Chinese is required to take the placement test, including those who have taken or submitted their SAT or AP tests scores.
Placement tests are administered individually during registration period. Students wishing to start Hindi at Brown should register for HNDI0100 in the fall.
Ashok Koul, Center for Language Studies
Japanese Placement Test for Spring 2022
Thank you for your interest in studying Japanese with us here at Brown University. Please visit the placement test site. If you have further questions, please contact Suga sensei. We would like to ask all incoming students to take the placement test in January.
If you have trouble accessing the site, please visit the following three URLs:
1. SPOT Test
The SPOT (Simple Performance-Oriented Test) test was developed at Tsukuba University in Japan. It is used widely in Japan and abroad for level-placement purposes, as well as for assessment and diagnosis of a test takers’ Japanese proficiency level. The Brown University Japanese Program has begun using this test as of fall 2020.
The test will take approximately 30 to 60 minutes and requires a headset. Please set aside enough time for yourself and be in a quiet place when you take it. Your results will come back immediately via a PDF file which you will submit to us via Google Forms (Step 3).
Please go to: https://ttbj.cegloc.tsukuba.ac.jp/p1.html, and scroll to the very bottom and click on "Individual Application (個人受験申込)." Select the option “SPOT90 + Grammar90 + 漢字SPOT50” and click Next.
Once you have completed (or nearly completed) these three tasks, please make an appointment for an interview. Interviews will be given on January 21, 2022. Please finish these three steps by the time of the interview. Please visit the placement test site around January 14, 2022 to schedule an interview.
Thank you and we all look forward to seeing you in Spring 2022!
Beginning and Intermediate Yoruba will be offered in the academic year 2021-22.