A two-day Japanese language education workshop was held at TUEC on the weekend of May 3-4. The workshop was the ninth, so far, in TUEC’s series of Japanese language education workshops aimed at Japanese language teachers in the Nordic countries, and commenced in the spring of 2010. The workshop series targets institutions offering Japanese language education, with the primary focus being on universities with Japan studies programs. The thematic focus of this workshop was on examination and evaluation, often considered necessary evils by language teachers. With the title, “Constructing Evaluation Methods with Motivational Factors for Learning” the workshop aimed at rethinking examination and evaluation methods so as to allow students more accurately to grasp their actual level of language ability, stimulate study with a firm sense of purpose, and instill motivation by providing tangible results of study effort. In order to maximize the effects of evaluation in education, the workshop identified key points of importance and formulated a relevant evaluation methodology.