After JLPT… What’s next?

Hi all,


How did you guys find the paper?

Although i didn’t take the paper, i was there to support my students.

So guys, what’s after JLPT?

One phrase, Back to Basics.

Foundation is very important. Some students that i speak to, they just want to get their N2 or N1, but they never realized what is important is their foundation (N4 and N5). N3,N4,N5 can pass, then when they take N2, they realized it’s a different game altogether.
You can try a mock test on the official JLPT website (just Google JLPT).

So what if you pass JLPT N1 or N2? Companies will recognize it when they see your resume. However, its a different story altogether if you can’t speak. You will straight away fail the interview.

I really hope the organizing institution can review to have a Oral component for JLPT, then we will see how many can really get N1 or N2, like what they have for GCE O Level Japanese.

Click to access 186377-november-2014-question-paper-2.pdf

Click to access 186379-november-2014-question-paper-4.pdf

I would like to offer a few pointers for those moving on to the higher levels (N1-N3):

1) Firm up your foundation grammar (minimum must get 90% and above for N4 and N5 mock test paper).

2) Practise heavily on your noun-modification (名詞修飾形) , Refer to here , Lesson Summary Chapter 22 done by my student. Last modification on the last page is not correct, but process is correct. You need to know what verb,adjective is modifying which noun.

3) Practise heavily on your forms

Feel free to drop me an email if you do need advice with your Japanese studies.
For now, give yourself a pat on the back.

See you guys again in December.


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