Objectives In this module you will learn. What is the JLPT? Four Key Points.
What is the JLPT? The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) has been offered by the Japan Foundation and Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (formerly Association of International Education, Japan) since 1984 as a reliable means of evaluating and certifying the Japanese proficiency of non-native speakers. At the beginning, there were approximately 7,000 examinees worldwide. In 2009, there were as many as 770,000 examinees around the globe, making JLPT the largest-scale Japanese-language test in the world.
What is the JLPT? Over time, test applicants have become more diverse, and use of JLPT results has expanded from skill measurement to include employment screening and evaluation for promotions and pay raises as well as use as a form of qualification. Many outstanding suggestions for improvement were also submitted by a wide variety of individuals around the world.
What is the JLPT? To ensure the continuing relevancy and accuracy of the JLPT, the Japan Foundation and Japan Educational Exchanges and Services introduced a revised version of the test in 2010. This new test takes full advantage of the most advanced research in Japanese pedagogy and testing theory, and reflects the vast wealth of data accumulated since the original JLPT was launched over 25 years ago.
What is the JLPT? Objectives The JLPT will be held worldwide to evaluate and certify proficiency in Japanese of non-native speakers.
Four Key Points Point 1 Focuses on communicative competence
Four Key Points Point 2 A choice of five test levels The JLPT has five levels: N1, N2, N3, N4 and N5. The easiest level is N5 and the most difficult level is N1. N1 N5 difficult easy
Four Key Points Point 3 Accurately measures Japanese competency with scaled scores
Four Key Points Point 4 What you can do in Japanese is easily visualized
Summary of Linguistic Competence Required for Each Level
REFERENCES JLPT http://www.jlpt.jp/e/index.html
assignment Please seriously consider their own level. find their own weaknesses.