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…

JLPT Exam Tips

Dear all, As usual, JLPT Exam tips will be out this Fri night-Sat afternoon. Please watch out for it. Good luck to all taking JLPT. Cheers, Can  

Thoughts about JLPT

Dear all, How was the JLPT last weekend? I took the JLPT with my students last week and felt that overall the standards have went up. You will see N1 vocabulary on a N3 paper, N4 vocabulary on N5 paper, etc, etc. I want to write more tonight but i am still on a sabbatical holiday…

After JLPT… What’s next?

Hi all, 今日はお疲れさまでした。 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…

JLPT Sharing session with Japanese Meetup members

みなさん、 こんばんは。 Today, i had a chance to share about N1 and N2 for 3 hours and the responses were really great! I shared about the new JLPT system, how to score, the order you should be doing your questions and how to overcome your weaknesses in the language. 「今日のイベントは良かった。ありがとう。」 -Adrian Kohさん 「いい勉強になりました!ありがとうございます!」 -Solomon Ng…