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Department of Languages and Literatures at Lehman College


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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.

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