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Language Placement Exams

Students who have not previously studied an East Asian Language at Harvard, but who wish to study that language in a course higher than Ba (the first semester of an "Elementary" or introductory-level course) must first have their level of proficiency assessed by taking a placement exam. This includes heritage speakers; students who have previously studied the language in a non-Harvard setting; and those who have taken non-Harvard summer and/or Study Abroad courses during their time at Harvard in order to...

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Spring 2021 East Asian Languages Placement Exams

November 30, 2020

Chinese Exam Instructions

Test Date:

Wednesday, January 13

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET Written Test (composition; grammar & reading)

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm ET Oral Test (you will be assigned a 5-minute test slot between 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm. A Zoom link with your assigned slot will be sent to you through email)
 

Makeup Exam:

Tuesday, January 19

8:30 am - 10:30 am ET Written Test (composition; grammar & reading)

10:30 am - 12:30 pm ET Oral Test (you will be assigned a 5-minute test...

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2019 Tazuko Ajiro Monane and Noma-Reischauer Prize Winners Announced

December 17, 2019

On Thursday, December 5, 2019, faculty, students, and staff gathered at the East Asian Languages Program offices to celebrate the awarding of this year’s Tazuko Ajiro Monane and Noma-Reischauer Prizes. Co-sponsored by the Japanese Language Program and the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, the event was well attended, including an appearance by newly-designated Consul General of Japan in Boston, Setsuo Ohmori. 

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2018 Tazuko Ajiro Monane and Noma-Reischauer Prize Winners Announced

December 12, 2018

On Thursday, December 6, 2018, faculty, students, and staff gathered at the East Asian Languages Program offices to celebrate the awarding of this year’s Tazuko Ajiro Monane and Noma-Reischauer Prizes. Co-sponsored by the Japanese Language Program and the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, the event was well attended, including an appearance by the Consul General of Japan in Boston, Rokuichiro Michii, who has supported cultural exchange and study for...

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2016-17 Tazuko Ajiro Monane and Noma-Reischauer Prizes Awarded

December 15, 2016

This year’s Tazuko Ajiro Monane and Noma-Reischauer Awards Ceremony, an annual tradition co-hosted by Harvard’s Japanese Language Program and the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, honored a record number of students for achievements in Japanese language and humanities. The ceremony brought together an audience of over fifty attendees last Friday to celebrate the five 2016-2017 prize winners, all of whom demonstrated exceptional skill in areas ranging from conversational Japanese to translation of medieval Japanese texts to a cultural reading of femininity in Japanese...

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Annual JLP-RI Ceremony Celebrates Student Achievements in Japanese Studies

December 11, 2015

“The sky is the limit.” The familiar words of encouragement, spoken on the occasion of the Tazuko Ajiro Monane Award and Noma-Reischauer Prize Ceremony, personified this year’s recipients. The annual event, held last Friday on December 4th, honored four students for their exceptional achievements in fields related to the study of Japan. The ceremony is organized by the Japanese Language Program in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and the Reischauer Institute for Japanese Studies. Yuko Kageyama-Hunt, Senior Preceptor in Japanese, introduced Allejah...

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