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Japanese is a language spoken by over 130 million people in Japan and in Japanese emigrant communities.  The FLL – Japanese Specialization develops proficiency in Japanese language and provides students with a grounding in the methods of analysis and criticism of the literature, culture and media of Japan.

The The FLL – Japanese Specialization provides students with the foundation for further work at the graduate level in East Asian studies and related fields.  It is an excellent general preparation for entry to professional schools (medicine, law), foreign service, diplomacy, translation, business, import and export of information and culture, museums and libraries, tourism, and the like.

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Japanese Placement Test (Fall 2017)

Test date: August 22, 2017 (Tuesday)

Test registration Deadline: Students are strongly encouraged to send the registration form by 4:00pm, August 21, 2017 (Monday)

Location: 302 Pugh Hall

The written exam and the oral interview will last approximately 1-2 hours.

Any new students with language background who wish to enter the Japanese program at the University of Florida MUST take the placement exam, as well as any UF students who have been on summer programs. UF students who have been on official academic year exchange programs in Japan are not required to take the exam.

Students who have taken a language course at the University of Florida are required to have made a C or better to be allowed to continue in the course sequence and are NOT eligible to take the placement test.

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For questions, please contact: Professor Yasuo Uotate at  yuotate@ufl.edu.

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