Japanese Exam

Registration for Winter 2024 exam is now CLOSED. Please check back for information on Fall 2024 exams.

If you registered for the Winter 2024 exam, please read below:

  • This exam will be conducted remotely via zoom. The online exam will open between 12:00pm on Thursday, January 4 and 12:00pm on Friday, January 5.
  • There are two parts of exam. You must upload the video by 11:59pm on January 3. After you get the confirmation of submission on January 4, you are eligible to take the online exam. The online exam will open between 12:00pm on Thursday, January 4 and 12:00pm on Friday, January 5 (24 hours window.) It will take 50-120 minutes depends on your language proficiency levels.
  • Registration will open on Monday, November 20th, and will close on January 3rd 12:00 pm. Please submit your registration NO LATER than January 3rd 12:00pm (Not midnight but noon).
  • The exam is set up to be taken remotely. Eligible and registered students will take the placement exam through Bruin Learn for the online exam (Listening, Grammar, Vocabulary, Kanji etc) and Zoom for the individual oral interview (if required). If you need to take an individual oral interview, your interview time in the afternoon on January 5 will be sent to the email you provide in the registration form.
  • Exam time and details are confirmed through the registration process. You must register to confirm exam details.
  • There will be absolutely NO MAKE UP-EXAMS. Please DO NOT contact our office for a make-up exam. We do not offer make-up exams. If you miss the exam, the next opportunity to take it will be Fall 2024.
  • The placement exam results will be valid for this academic year (2023-2024). If you took the placement exam in 2022-2023 and did not take the course last academic year, you must retake the exam to register for a Japanese language course this year.

We recommend that you do the following BEFORE taking the exam:

1) Please make sure that you have a device with a webcam and a microphone to take the video to assess your oral proficiency.  The library has a lending program for laptops and other technologies which may assist you.

2) Please do not use tablets or smartphones to take the placement exam as these may not be compatible with the test taking environment.

3) Headphones are recommended for the listening comprehension questions.

4) You will need to have access to your UID so that you can log into the testing site through Bruin Learn /My UCLA.

If you are placed into a Winter 2024 language course (example: Japanese 5, 100B), you will submit your enrollment request online through the general placement exam page *after you receive your exam results*. Please read the instructions on the form carefully once it becomes available (form will be on ALC general placement exam page after exam results are posted).

Enrollment requests are processed in the order in which they are received.  Please allow 2 to 3 business days for us to process your request.  Please do not send multiple emails. ALC Major/Minor students will be given enrollment priority.

Please note that language courses are priority so if any of your other courses conflict with your language course, it’s recommended that you drop the other course or resolve your conflict before submitting an enrollment request, or you may not be enrolled. If you have any questions concerning the above policies or exam procedures please contact alc@humnet.ucla.edu.