Japanese Language Studies

Within the Japanese Language Program, there are courses up to the sixth year level of Modern Japanese (JPN 101/102, JPN 105/107, JPN 301/302, JPN 305/307, JPN 401/402) and Classical Japanese (JPN 403/404) available. The recommended path for beginners is to start with JPN 101/102 and to take JPN 105/107 in Japan by participating in the Princeton-in-Ishikawa Program during the following summer, and then to continue to take third-year Japanese (JPN 301/302), which entitles the student to apply for a language and culture certificate. The study of JPN 101/102 and JPN 105/107 satisfies the university language requirement.  Normally students electing a beginner's course (JPN 101/ 102) will receive credit only if two terms are completed.

Students who have studied Japanese in high school or elsewhere are required to take an online placement test on listening and reading. Speaking and writing tests are administered by a regular, non-online method.

All questions related to Japanese courses and language tables should be addressed to Dr. Hisae Matsui.

Language Tables

The Japanese Language Tables are currently held virtually, via Zoom, according to the following schedule.

  • Table For first-year Japanese students: Tuesdays, 5-6 PM EST
  • Table for intermediate and advanced students: Thursdays, 6-7 PM EST

Please contact Dr. Hisae Matsui for the Zoom link to either (hmatsui@princeton.edu).

Princeton Japanese Pedagogy Forum

Annual forum for various themes in the area of Japanese pedagogy. For more information, please visit http://www.princeton.edu/pjpf/

Japanese-language Lecturers