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Kimberly’s Experience with the JLPT Exam (N5 Level)

Posted March 18th, 2012 by Kimberly in Learning Japanese 5 Comments »

As you may recall, Enrico and I took the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) this past December 4, 2011. For those that may not know, the Japanese Language Proficiency Test is a test that is held yearly (and sometimes bi-yearly) at ...

The JLPT Exam Is Finally Here!

Posted December 4th, 2011 by Kimberly in Learning Japanese 2 Comments »

Hey there folks! It's that time we have all been waiting for! Tomorrow is the JLPT Exam! For everyone that is going to   be taking it tomorrow, we would like to say: 「明日、日本語能力試験を受ける皆さんに、頑張ってください!」 "Everyone, good luck taking the JLPT!" And just as a ...

Free Talk Entry 3 – Kimi Taking The N5 Exam

Posted October 21st, 2011 by Kimberly in Learning Japanese No Comments »

Okay, so this year after much debate, I have finally decided to take all the JLPT levels from the very beginning. So, I have signed up for the N5 (Basic level) exam. Since I have started over with my studies and ...

Effective Study Tips for the JLPT Exam

Posted October 14th, 2011 by Kimberly in Learning Japanese 16 Comments »

The last 5 weeks, we broke down each JLPT level to give you an idea of where you should be in your studies. Now that you have decided what level you are going to take for your exam; let’s review some ...

A Breakdown of N2 (Lower-Advanced)

Posted September 30th, 2011 by Kimberly in Learning Japanese No Comments »

Here is what you need to know about the N2 (Lower-Advanced): The N2 level of the JLPT exam; is the minimum level that is required in order for one to live and work in Japan. When one acquires this level, it ...

A Breakdown of N3 (Intermediate)‏

Posted September 23rd, 2011 by Kimberly in Learning Japanese No Comments »

Here is what you need to know about the N3 (Intermediate): This level is a little tricky to assess as it is a new level that was made for the JLPT exam after 2010. This level is between the old 3kyuu ...

A Breakdown of N4 (Lower-Intermediate)

Posted September 16th, 2011 by Kimberly in Learning Japanese No Comments »

Here is what you need to know about the N4 (Lower-Intermediate)   Here are the times for each section for the N4 exam: Vocabulary 30 mins Grammar/Reading 60 mins Listening 35 mins Total test time: 125 mins   The level N4 exam is for those to have ...

A Breakdown of N5 (Beginner)

Posted September 9th, 2011 by Kimberly in Learning Japanese No Comments »

The JLPT exam is divided into sections. First they test your knowledge of vocabulary, then they test your reading ability and grammar. And lastly, they test your listening comprehension.   Here are the times for each section for the N5 exam: Vocabulary ...

What to Know For the JLPT (2011)

Posted September 2nd, 2011 by Kimberly in Learning Japanese No Comments »

This week, we talk about what to expect when you register for the JLPT. When choosing a test site to take the exam, choose wisely, as once you have registered for a particular exam site, it cannot be changed for any ...

It’s That Time Again – JLPT 2011

Posted August 26th, 2011 by Kimberly in Learning Japanese No Comments »

It’s that time we have all been waiting for!   It’s time to register for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (Otherwise known as  the JLPT or in Japanese; 日本語能力試験 Nihongo Nōryoku Shiken) For those that may not know what the JLPT is;  ...