Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)

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JLPT 2019:           Sunday, December 1, 2019
Test site:               Columbus, OH (on the OSU Campus)
Website:               https://www.aatj.org/jlpt-us

Columbus Test Day details:
 2017 JLPT Columbus Test Site Map.pdf

Test Location: Scott Laboratory, The Ohio State University
  Address: 201 W. 19th Ave., Columbus, OH  43210
Campus Map: http://www.osu.edu/map/building.php?building=148

Parking: Tuttle Park Place Garage, The Ohio State University
  Address: 2050 Tuttle Park Place, Columbus, OH  43210
Campus Map: http://www.osu.edu/map/building.php?building=088

DIRECTIONS:
From the north: 
Take any major highway to I-270.
Take I-270 West to 315 South.
From SR 315 south, exit at Lane Ave.
Turn left on Lane Ave.

From the south:
Take any major highway to I-71 North.
Take I-71 North to 315 North.
From 315 North, exit at Lane Avenue.
Turn right on Lane Ave.

From the west:
Take any major highway to I-70 East.
Take I-70 East to 315 North.
From 315 North, exit at Lane Ave.
Turn right on Lane Ave.

From the east:
Take any major highway to I-70 West.
Take I-70 West to 315 North.
From 315 North, exit at Lane Ave.
Turn right on Lane Ave.

From Lane Ave., turn south on Tuttle Park Place.  Continue straight at Woody Hayes Dr. and then turn left into the Tuttle Park Place Garage (Ohio Stadium will be on your right).

Directions to The Ohio State University Campus:  http://www.osu.edu/visitors/directions.php

 
Parking Information:
Please park in the Tuttle Park Place Garage (2050 Tuttle Park Place, Columbus, OH 43210).  Turn south off Lane Ave., onto Tuttle Park Place, parking garage will be on your left across from the stadium.  Please take a ticket when you enter the garage and pay upon exit.
The following link will have information about parking fees: http://www.campusparc.com/osu/garages/tuttle-park-place

map for 2017 JLPT parking

From Parking Garage to Test Site:

After parking in the Tuttle Park Place Garage, please exit the garage and walk EAST, which should be AWAY from the Ohio Stadium.  No matter which exit you take out of the garage, please walk toward Neil Ave. and W. 19th Ave.  If you exit near Ives Drive, please walk around the Northwest Garage (not open to the public) to get to W. 19th Ave.  If you exit the garage and see shops, walk between the Northwest Garage and Dreese Lab to get to W. 19th Ave. Continue walking EASC on W. 19th until you get to the main entrance of Scott Laboratory (201 W. 19th Ave.). Please use this entrance.  
 

map of 2017 JLPT test site

Contact:
Please direct all questions and inquiries to: American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ)
Tel: (303) 492-5487   E-mail: jlpt@aatj.org

 

-->Columbus Test Day details:

Test Location: Scott Laboratory, The Ohio State University (open at 12:30pm)
  Address: 201 W. 19th Ave., Columbus, OH  43210
Campus Map: http://www.osu.edu/map/building.php?building=148

Waiting Location: Smith Laboratory, The Ohio State University
  Address: 174 W. 18th Ave., Columbus, OH  43210
Campus Map: http://www.osu.edu/map/building.php?building=065
Waiting area in Smith Laboratory, Room 1153 before 12:30pm

Parking: Tuttle Park Place Garage, The Ohio State University
  Address: 2050 Tuttle Park Place, Columbus, OH  43210
Campus Map: http://www.osu.edu/map/building.php?building=088

DIRECTIONS:
From the north: 
Take any major highway to I-270.
Take I-270 West to 315 South.
From SR 315 south, exit at Lane Ave.
Turn left on Lane Ave.

From the south:
Take any major highway to I-71 North.
Take I-71 North to 315 North.
From 315 North, exit at Lane Avenue.
Turn right on Lane Ave.

From the west:
Take any major highway to I-70 East.
Take I-70 East to 315 North.
From 315 North, exit at Lane Ave.
Turn right on Lane Ave.

From the east:
Take any major highway to I-70 West.
Take I-70 West to 315 North.
From 315 North, exit at Lane Ave.
Turn right on Lane Ave.

From Lane Ave., turn south on Tuttle Park Place.  Continue straight at Woody Hayes Dr. and then turn left into the Tuttle Park Place Garage (Ohio Stadium will be on your right).

Directions to The Ohio State University Campus:  http://www.osu.edu/find/

 
Parking Information:
Please park in the Tuttle Park Place Garage (2050 Tuttle Park Place, Columbus, OH 43210).  Turn south off Lane Ave., onto Tuttle Park Place, parking garage will be on your left across from the stadium.  Please take a ticket when you enter the garage and pay upon exit.
The following link will have information about parking fees: http://www.campusparc.com/osu/garages/tuttle-park-place

campus map for JLPt

From Parking Garage to Test Site:

After parking in the Tuttle Park Place Garage, please exit the garage and walk EAST, which should be AWAY from the Ohio Stadium.  No matter which exit you take out of the garage, please walk toward Neil Ave. and W. 19th Ave.  If you exit near Ives Drive, please walk around the Northwest Garage (not open to the public) to get to W. 19th Ave.  If you exit the garage and see shops, walk between the Northwest Garage and Dreese Lab to get to W. 19th Ave.  Continue walking EAST on W. 19th until you get to the main entrance of Scott Laboratory (201 W. 19th Ave.).  Please use this entrance. 
 
Waiting Area (Smith Lab):
To get to Smith Laboratory, please turn onto Magruder Rd (just past Scott Laboratory) and proceed to the front of the building on 18th Ave.  Smith Lab is the waiting area for anyone arriving before 12:30pm.  Scott Lab is not open to examinees until 12:30pm.
 
 

walking map for JLPT

Contact:
Please direct all questions and inquiries to: American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ)
Tel: (303) 492-5487   E-mail: jlpt@aatj.org

 

 

Background information about JLPT:

General information about the test:
Registration:          August 26 - September 30, 2019 (9:00pm EST) for online registration
Note:                      Registrations by mail or for special accommodations need to be received by
                               September 20, 2019

JLPT Registration Link

Many proctors needed for Dec. 1: Proctor Flyer2019 and  Proctor Registration link

Developed in Japan, the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) has been used to evaluate the proficiency of non-native learners of Japanese through testing in countries across the globe. In the inaugural year of 1984, approximately 7,000 students took the test worldwide. Growing exponentially in popularity, in 2018, more than 600,000 students in 60 countries took the test, including almost 7,000 in the U.S. at 18 different test sites. 

The JLPT measures the ability to communicate and looks at “Language Knowledge,” “Reading,” and “Listening.”  There are 5 levels (N1, N2, N3, N4 and N5) with N1 being the most difficult.  The JLPT will be given in the U.S. on Sunday, December 1, 2019. Each year registration for the JLPT can be made by mail or online only during the registration period.

Columbus, Ohio is in close proximity to many states with high enrollment of students in Japanese language courses (including Michigan, Kentucky, Illinois, and Pennsylvania) and can provide overnight arrangements for those traveling long distances with the many hotels surrounding the OSU campus.

The JLPT measures the ability to communicate and looks at “Language Knowledge,” “Reading,” and “Listening.”  There are 5 levels (N1, N2, N3, N4 and N5) with N1 being the most difficult.  The JLPT will be given in the U.S. on Sunday, December 1, 2019. Each year registration for the JLPT can be made by mail or online only during the registration period. 

Not sure which level to take?  Summary of each level
Sample questions from past JLPT tests

For more information, please contact the East Asian Studies Center, Janet Smith: 614-292-3345 or email: smith.12674@osu.edu.