If you have studied Japanese previously or speak it at home, you MUST take the placement test
to take Japanese language courses at UCSB.

*More inforamtion on the placement test for Fall '21 will be posted on our department website in late-August.

The placement test consists of the two parts:
Part 1: 1) Conjugations (verbs, adjectives) and 2) Kanji
Part 2: 3) Interview

<How to prepare for the Placement Test>
Review the materials (textbooks) of the course(s) you have taken before. We recommend to review verb and adjective conjugations as well as vocabulary and kanji. Please refer to the course descriptions (PDF) for more information about each level of our Japanese courses. If you wish to start with a certain course, look at the description of the course prior to the placement test. The course description indicates what you are expected to be able to do in order to take the course.