Placement Tests

Students with prior experience in the language are required to take a placement test (for more information, contact EALL Undergraduate Program Co-ordinator: 956-2066, henryd@hawaii.edu). The 101/111 courses are intended for students with no prior experience in the language. If your language proficiency is judged to be beyond the 101-level on the first day of class, you will be placed in a higher- level course. Students who are placed in 102 or a higher level may complete the language requirement faster and also earn back-credits (up to 16 credits, which can be counted toward graduation. Restrictions apply: see the Manoa Back Credit Policy). Students starting from 101 will receive no back-credits. A placement adjustment made in the first week of class does not guarantee a seat in the course appropriate for the student.

Incoming Graduate Students

All incoming graduate students who are not native speakers of Japanese are required to undergo a proficiency evaluation during their first semester of study in order to determine any deficiencies. Students should contact Professor Kazue Kanno: Moore Hall 385, (808) 956-7113, kanno@hawaii.edu