Languages and Literatures


The Department of Languages and Literatures at Lehman College offers all levels of Japanese language courses. Students who choose to fulfill the foreign language requirement with Japanese are required to take JAL 111 and JAL 112. If you have prior knowledge of Japanese, contact the instructor for a placement test. You can minor in Japanese by completing three years of Japanese, with at least six credits in 300-level language courses.

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Japan Language Proficiency Test:

Lehman College is the official testing site of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test.

The Japanese Language Proficiency Test is administered worldwide by the Japan Foundation and Japan Educational Exchanges and Services since 1984. In the United States, the test is administered on the first Sunday of December.

For more information, please visit the Website at


Macaulay Honors College Student Wins Jack Nash Scholars Award for Study in Japan

Romi Zayas, a junior in the Macaulay Honors College at Lehman and a scholar in the CUNY Baccalaureate Program, will embark on a trip of a lifetime to Tokyo where she will study advanced Japanese at the Kanda University of International Studies this spring. She’s doing so with some help from a Jack Nash Scholars Award—a one-time scholarship grant of $10,000 for education expenses—and from Macaulay’s Opportunities Fund.


Japanese College Students Visited Lehman

On Thursday March 6th, 2014, 23 Japanese students from Yokohaman National University came to visit Lehman College. Many students studying Japanese at Lehman enjoyed the presentations that the Japanese students prepared on Yokohama and its history and culture. This event was part of the Kakehashi Project, the US-Japan Youth Exchange program that sent six Lehman students to Japan in May 2013.













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