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 (PII) 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.

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. Shinji Sato.

Language Tables

  • Mondays, 6-7 p.m. at Forbes College dining hall

  • Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m. at Mathey College dining hall (for JPN 101/102 students only)

Japanese Language Tables will start meeting the week of September 19th.

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/

Last updated: 9/15/2022