Japanese

Japanese is available on the Fast Track and General pathways.

Information about the different courses we offer in this language is available by clicking on each course pathway type. Please read this information carefully to ensure you pick the course that is right for you.

Before enrolling or applying it is imperative that you read the enrolment and application information.

General and Academic courses run in three parts. If you did not complete Part One or Part Two, you may still join at the next enrolment point (Part Two or Part Three) provided that you are not an absolute beginner. Please follow the guidance on our website to find the right stage for you and proceed to book your place online. If you are unsure, you may make an appointment to see a tutor in week 0 or week 1. If you feel that you have made the wrong level choice, please discuss this with your tutor at the end of the first class.

If you do not have a University Single Sign On account, please do not click on enrol but follow the instructions here.

Please note that by clicking enrol you will be taken to a shopping basket in the online booking system – do not press the back button to return to our webpage as this will create problems with the system. The fee will be adjusted in accordance with your status as you click through.

Click here for more information and advice on our waiting list system.

Course Pathway Stage(s) Enrol or Apply Day of week and time Date of first class
Fast track 1+2

Applications to join existing courses in Hilary term will open on January 9th, to book a language level evaluation with a tutor

Click here

Tuesday 17:00-19:00
Thursday 17:00-18:00
Tuesday 15 January
1+2 Wednesday 17:00-19:00
Thursday 18:00-19:00
Tuesday 15 January
2+3 Tuesday 17:00-19:00
Thursday 12:00-13:00
Tuesday 15 January
3+4 Tuesday 13:00-14:00
Thursday 17:00-19:00
Tuesday 15 January

General

Part 2

1

Enrol

Thursday 13:00-15:00 Thursday 24 January
1

Enrol

Tuesday 11:00-13:00

Tuesday 22 January
2 Enrol Tuesday 15:00-17:00 Tuesday 22 January
4 Enrol Friday 15:00-17:00 Friday 25 January
5 Enrol Monday 17:00-19:00 Monday 21 January
Intensive 1 Enrol Every day: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 14:00-17:00 and Thursday 10:00-13:00 Monday 3rd – Friday 7th December

 

Details of the textbooks to be used for each course (where applicable) will be confirmed by tutors during the first class.

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Japanese Entry Level Requirements for Fast Track courses

 

Who should complete the placement test:

  • Any applicant who has studied Japanese outside the Oxford University Language Centre and is therefore unsure about his/her level
  • Any applicant who has studied at the Oxford University Language Centre, but has been unable to complete the final exam or give the presentation in Trinity Term last year

About the placement test:

  • The placement test should be completed before the official course application deadline (for further information, please see the Centre's main webpage)
  • The test should be completed under strict exam conditions and dictionaries should not be consulted
  • Every applicant should take Placement Test 1
  • Those whose score of Placement Test 1 is 56-60 should take Placement Test 2, a Placement Test for Intermediate levels developed by Tsukuba University, Japan

Japanese Placement Test

If you are not confident in writing hiragana and katakana, please do not take this test and register for the “Stage 1+2” of the Fast Track course, or alternatively “Stage 1” of the General course.

Please open Placement Test 1 and answer the questions by selecting the best answer from the list.

If your score is 56-60, you are also required to take Placement Test 2, a placement test for intermediate level. Please send your result sheets to Ms. Keiko Harada at keiko.harada@orinst.ox.ac.uk.

Use your score and the table below to see which class you should take. Make sure that you put your test results on the application form.

Score Level
0-19 Fast Track course Stage 1+2
20-33 Fast Track course Stage 2+3
34-45 Fast Track course Stage 3+4
46-55 Fast Track course Stage 4+5
56-60 General course Stage 5
Please take Placement Test 2

 

Japanese Entry Level Requirements for General courses

 

Who should complete the placement test:

  • Any applicant who has studied Japanese outside the Oxford University Language Centre and is therefore unsure about his/her level
  • Any applicant who has studied at the Oxford University Language Centre, but has been unable to complete the course last year

About the placement test:

  • The placement test should be completed before the official course application deadline (for further information, please see the Centre's main webpage)
  • The test should be completed under strict exam conditions and dictionaries should not be consulted
  • Every applicant should take Placement Test 1
  • Those whose score of Placement Test 1 is 56-60 should take Placement Test 2, a Placement Test for Intermediate levels developed by Tsukuba University, Japan

Japanese Placement Test

If you are not confident in writing hiragana and katakana, please do not take this test and register for “Stage 1” of the General course or alternatively for “Stage 1+2” of the Fast Track course.

Please open Placement Test 1 and answer the questions by selecting the best answer from the list.

If your score is 56-60, you are also required to take Placement Test 2, a placement test for intermediate level. Please send your result sheets to Ms. Keiko Harada at keiko.harada@orinst.ox.ac.uk.

Use your score and the table below to see which class you should take. Make sure that you put your test results on the application form.

Score Level
0-10 General course Stage 1
11-19 General course Stage 2
20-33 General course Stage 3
46-55 General course Stage 4
56-60

General course Stage 5
(Please take Placement Test 2)

 

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