JLPT Results (Jul 2019)

Hi all, Am happy to announce my JLPT results for the various levels. N1: 1/1 passed (Top score: 119/180) N3: 1/1 passed (Top score: 126/180) N4: 3/3 passed (Top score: 138/180) N5: 14/16 passed (Top score: 180/180 x 2 students) Congratulations to all who passed. 1st time i see N1 with 119/180. If you have…

JLPT Afterthoughts

みなさん、おはようございます。 Can’t get to sleep, so decided to write my after thoughts about JLPT. As usual, i was early at the exam venue early in the morning at 8am and managed to secure a good spot to do my last minute revision for my students. I think the last minute revision helped a lot as…

JLPT Scores Release

みなさん、 JLPT scores has been released. You can check the scores via here N3: 4/4 passed (highest score: 137/180) N4: 1/3 passed (highest score: 180/180) N5: 5/5 passed (highest score: 145/180) This term, my students did quite ok, but i had 2 borderline failures in my N4 batch. I think both of them tried their…

JLPT Afterthoughts

みなさん、 こんばんは。 Its my usual post after working from 7am to now, taking exams with the students and stuff. This year, i took N4 with my students and was quite glad to say that a lot of N5 questions came out. My students did N5. For those thinking of attempting higher level tests like N1…

JLPT Levels: What do they test you on?

Dear all, Someone ever asked me before, why do i need to take JLPT N5? I would like to take this chance to clear some doubts. Every level of JLPT tests you on different areas of the language. The below is based on my personal and students’ experiences of taking the exam. N5: Ability to…

JLPT Results Post Review

Dear all, Went to retake the N2 exam with my students and got my 1st highest N2 result! This time round, i can safely say that the marks were heavily moderated (estimated about 10 marks) I.e if you are getting around 150, your actual score in the exam is around 140. If you are interested…

JLPT After thoughts

Hi all, How was the paper today? Today i went to support my N4/N5 students in the morning and took N1 in the afternoon with my students. This year, i felt the level for N1 has dropped a bit. Some of the words in question 1 and 2 are testing N2 words. For grammar, a…

JLPT Tips

Hi all, JLPT is in 1.5 weeks time. I will be giving my tips on the various levels on 1st December. Be sure to look out for it. =) /Can

JLPT Tips

Hi all, About another 1 more month to JLPT. Are you guys prepared? As usual, i will be posting my tips on JLPT 2 days before exam. Meanwhile, if you have any questions on any grammar, please feel free to put a comment here and i will explain. Cheers, Can

Thoughts about JLPT today

Hi all, How was JLPT today? Today, i had the chance to take N4 with my students today and had other students taking N1-N5… I personally feel that the level difficulty is so-so, but the qns are a bit tricky. For those taking N1, N2, dont forget to revise your basics, especially your adverbs. I…