Computer system environment

In order to take the test, your computer system must meet the following requirements:

OS Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, Mac OS X
Browser IE 6 and above, FireFox, Google Chrome
Monitor 1024×768 and above resolution
Other Adobe Flash Player
Audio playback capability
Javascript enabled
Internet connection fast enough for video playback

FAQ

Frequently occurring troubles

Q: I failed the system check

A: Unfortunately, it is not possible to take the test using your computer system as it is. Please use a different system to take the test.

Q: I cannot hear the audio

A: Please double check that the internal speakers of your commuter are enabled. Please also check that your headphones are correctly attached

Q: No question items appear

A: Please return to the log in screen and start over

Q: I accidentally closed down my browser

A: Please return to the log in screen and start over

Q: I accidentally clicked on the back button on my browser and received an error message

A: Please return to the log in screen and start over

Q: I have not received an email notification of the completion of my application to take the test

A: It is possible that the message has been placed into your spam folder, so please double check


About the test format

Q: What is the difference between individual test takers and group test takers?

A: The tests available to these two groups differs. Please see the details about available tests here. In the case that you are an educator who would like to administer the test to a group, please complete the application for group test takers. Please be aware, however, that it is a requirement for the test to be administered at a research or educational institution


About the computer terminal

Q: Which versions of Windows OS are possible for taking the test?

A: Any version of Windows OS is alright. Please see here for details about system requirements

Q: Can I take the test using a Mac terminal?

A: Yes. Please see here for details about system requirements

Q: Is there a restriction in relation to internet connection speed?

A: There should not be any problems when using an internet connection with a typical speed. Please see here for details about system requirements


Others

Q: What does TTBJ stand for?

A: Tsukuba Test-Battery of Japanese. Please see here for details

Q: Can I view items that I missed once the test is over?

A: Test items for the SPOT may not be reviewed. In regard to the Kanji Diagnostic Test, however, the items may be viewed from the “Results page,” which appears at the end of the section. In order to return to the “Results page,” please click on the “List” button.

Q: Who made TTBJ?

A: It was developed by the faculty of the International Student Center at the University of Tsukuba. Please see here for details

Q: I used TTBJ in my research. How should I cite this in my paper?

A: Please include the following citation in the Acknowledgements section: “The present study made use of TTBJ ( please write the sub-test here [e.g., "Kanji SPOT," etc.] ), developed by the International Student Center at the University of Tsukuba. Please see http://ttbj.jpn.org/ for details about TTBJ.”

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