JLPT Info for NYC

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Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) The JLPT is a Japanese proficiency examination operated by the Japan Foundation LA that tests one’s listening skills, reading comprehension, and knowledge of vocabulary, kanji, and grammar. There are five tests available, ranging from N5 (the easiest) to N1 (the most difficult). The JLPT, however, does not assess a person’s speech or writing, and for testing in those areas, we recommend taking an ACTFL OPI in Japanese. For more information regarding ...

JLPT NYC FAQ - Japanese Language Proficiency Test

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We're already halfway through 2014, and the time to register and take the JLPT is creeping up quickly! In fact, I will personally be taking the JLPT N2 test in New York. So if you plan on taking the JLPT this year and live in the New York area like me, here's a run through about what the JLPT is like, how to register for the test held in New York, and some study tips to prepare for the test. What is the JLPT? The JLPT, short for Japanese Language Proficiency Test, is an exam sponsored ...

JLPT Test in New York - Top 5 Questions Answered

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It's that time of year again when students who are studying and enjoying Japanese contemplate whether to take the JLPT  (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) or not. If you're wondering whether to try to take the test or not, please go to question number 1 as we can hopefully answer that question for you. If you have taken the test before, know that you should take it, or just have further questions on the JLPT in New York look no further. Hills Learning has been teaching Japanese in NYC ...

Japanese Proficiency Test - What's Changed and How to Handle It

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Whether you're a new student for the Japanese Proficiency Exam or have taken it in the past, the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) in 2010 has changed. Consequently, how to study and handle the exam has also changed.  This article will discuss the history of the exam and why changes were brought about, what's new about the Japanese Proficiency Test for 2010, and how to best study to pass the JLPT. The reason why the test was changed in 2010 was test takers and school ...

JLPT 2010 - Preparation for the 1-kyu and beyond

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So it's about that time of year where students are thinking about and preparing for the JLPT (The Japanese Proficiency Exam). Preparing for the exam this year will be different than last year, there have been a lot of changes to the exam. This article explores the Japanese proficiency exam with personal accounts of past failures and successes, and how this relates to the JLPT 2010. For those readers who are not sure what I'm talking about by the "1-kyu" in the title of this article, ...

The Japanese Proficiency Exam Structure and the Main Hurdle to Passing

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The Japanese Proficiency Exam, like any other exam, tests your ability to take the test. Of course people that are fluent in Japanese also can take the exam and pass without prior knowledge of how it works, but for the rest of us who are non-native speakers learning the structure of the Japanese Proficiency Exam is key to passing. Learning the structure and taking practice tests beforehand also calms the nerves, so on test day you will be much less intimidated while undergoing your 5 hour ...