If you are unsure of which level you should take with our Japanese Language School, or would like to re-assess your level, the Society has four placement tests that can help you better determine your Japanese reading and writing ability.  They test your knowledge of kanji, grammar, and vocabulary using content from the actual textbooks used in the courses.

If you have no experience learning Japanese (whether formally or informally) and/or cannot read or write hiragana and katakana, please take 101 Prep.

Answer Keys 

You may use the following answer keys for each test for self-assessment. Scoring rubrics are included in each key so that you can place yourself in a level based on your score. For any inquiries regarding specific test questions, please e-mail us at info@jaswdc.org with the question and the test it is from.

Please keep in mind that these tests are simply a useful tool to help you determine your level. Ultimately, the choice of which class you should take is up to you. When choosing a class, other factors come into play – how fast you are able to learn, your speaking ability, your dedication, etc. If you would like a more personal assessment based on your own individualized history of learning Japanese, please e-mail us at info@jaswdc.org  or call (202) 833-2210. We are happy to help find the best class for you.