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JLPT - understanding

Can you confidently understand & communicate in Japanese?

The JLPT exam will test your ability to both communicate and understand the Japanese language in everyday situations.

JLPT - grammar

Are you able to read and write hiragana, katakana & kanji?

With each progressive level of the JLPT exam you will need to be able to write Japanese a progressively higher level.

JLPT - spoken

Do you understand the structure of the JLPT exam?

The structure of the JLPT exam may be different from what many western students expect and learning about it before can help you pass.

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What is the JLPT exam?

The goal of the JLPT exams is to test to communicative competence in the Japanese langauge of each test taker. The levels in the exam range from N5-N1, where N1 is the highest level.

The JLPT places importance not only on knowledge of Japanese-language vocabulary and grammar but also on the ability to use the knowledge in actual communication. In order to perform various "everyday tasks" that require language, not only language knowledge but also the ability to actually use it are necessary. Therefore, the JLPT measures comprehensive Japanese-language communicative competence through three elements: "Language Knowledge" to measure, and "Reading" and "Listening" to measure.

Due to the large scale of testing, answers will be machine-scored. Note that the JLPT does not include sections to measure speaking or writing proficiency directly.


What sections are in the N5 level?

The JLPT N5 level tests whether or not a person has some basic understanding of the Japanese language. It test the persons ability read basic sentences in hiragana, katakana, and basic kanji as well as their ability to understand basic conversations about regular daily interactions.

JLPT N5

CONTENT

VOCABULARY

19 questions

GRAMMAR

19 questions

LISTENING

19 questions


What sections are in the N4 level?

The JLPT N4 exam tests whether or not a person has basic understanding of the Japanese language. To pass the test you need to be able to read and understand a passage containing familiar daily topics as well as the ability to understand some simply Japanese conversations when the speaker speaks slowly.

JLPT N4

CONTENT

VOCABULARY

19 questions

GRAMMAR

19 questions

LISTENING

19 questions


What sections are in the N3 level?

The JLPT N3 exam tests whether or not a person can communicate in the Japanese language in basic everyday situations. To pass this level the test taker needs to be able to skim a document such as a newspaper and understand the general idea of what the articles are covering. They must also be able to understand when spoken to in Japanese at a regular speed about everyday topics.

JLPT N3

CONTENT

VOCABULARY

19 questions

GRAMMAR

19 questions

LISTENING

19 questions


What sections are in the N2 level?

The JLPT N2 exam tests whether or not a person can communicate in the Japanese language in basic everyday situations as well as some specific unusual situations. They must be able to read articles on a variety of topics and understand not only the literal meaning but also some simple implied means in the content. They must be able to follow conversations between groups of people and understand what is being discussed and the relationships between the speakers.

JLPT N2

CONTENT

VOCABULARY

19 questions

GRAMMAR

19 questions

LISTENING

19 questions


What sections are in the N1 level?

The JLPT N1 exam tests whether or not a person can communicate in the Japanese language in in almost any circumstance. They must be able to read and understand complex texts as well as understand conversations between groups of people that speak at a high speed about a variety of topics.

JLPT N1

CONTENT

VOCABULARY

19 questions

GRAMMAR

19 questions

LISTENING

19 questions


When can I take the JLPT exam?

The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) or 日本語能力試験 Nihongo Nōryoku Shiken in Japanese is the a standardized test that evaluates the levels of Japanese language proficiency for non-native Japanese speakers. This test has 5 levels and is held twice a year.


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