Learn all about Japan’s national English Test
- EIKEN (English)
- EIKEN Tests
Test in Practical English Proficiency: Japan’s most widely recognized English language assessment.
Overview of the EIKEN tests
Learn more about test dates, locations, fees, and application procedures
EIKEN speaking tests
EIKEN is given in two stages. The second stage is a speaking test designed to directly evaluate an examinee’s ability to speak and interact in English.
Group test sites
Group test sites (junkaijo in Japanese) are the approximately 18,000 junior high schools, high schools, colleges, and other institutions that have been approved to administer the EIKEN tests on an individual basis.
Preparing for EIKEN
As a service to learners and teachers, all first-stage EIKEN materials are disclosed after each administration of the test.
Examinee totals and success rates for all EIKEN grades