JLPT Scores

Hi all,

Below are my scores for my N4 students.

Looking at the scores, the moderation was done quite heavily. The actual score that a student got is displayed score minus 12 to 15 marks. Another reason could be that the standard of the students were way lower than expected, resulting in more people scoring higher.

What did you guys score?

Reflection for 2019

2006 Jan, I embarked on this never-ending journey to learn Japanese. Despite opposition from my family, with a lot of hard work and money earned from my work, I am able to travel to Japan many times
(this is my 40th trip to Japan), am able to understand what is written on the signboards and am able to order the food that I want to eat with ease.Learning Japanese also allowed me to meet many like-minded people. For some, it has allowed me to call them my close friends, and for some, to have the chance to teach them this beautiful language.What has learning Japanese done for you?




I am on a normal train from Nagoya to Osaka, then to a new prefecture, Tottori.

Yesterday, I had the chance to go to my sensei’s place to cook chicken rice for her family.

Quite satisfied, although we put too much chicken stock for the rice.

For the vegetables, we used 小松菜(こまつな).

As this period is 年末、there are lots of people who are going back to their hometown to celebrate the new year. Just look at the crowd at 8am.

As I finish the trip with Tottori and Okayama, I hope to reflect on 2019 and what I want to do for 2020: to bring more students to enjoy Japan and to integrate Japanese and psychology to our courses.

Hope you all have a good new year.