In this module you will learn. What is the JLPT? Four Key Points.
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.
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.
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.
Objectives The JLPT will be held worldwide to evaluate and certify proficiency in Japanese of non- native speakers.
Point 1Focuses on communicative competence1 knowledge of the Japanese language including vocabulary and grammar2 competence at using the knowledge in practical communication.
Point 2A 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 difficult easy N5
Point 3Accurately measures Japanese competencywith scaled scores
Point 4What you can do in Japanese is easily visualized I can understand the general content when I hearListening announcements at school, at work or in public places.Speakin I can speak in detail of my hopes and experience atg interviews such as for a job or part-time work. I can understand the content of newspaper orReading magazine articles about topics I am interested in. I can write letters or emails to express my emotionsWriting such as appreciation or apology.
Level A summary of linguistic competence required for each levelN1 The ability to understand Japanese used in a variety of circumstances.N2 The ability to understand Japanese used in everyday situations, and in a variety of circumstances to a certain degree.N3 The ability to understand Japanese used in everyday situations to a certain degree.N4 The ability to understand basic Japanese.N5 The ability to understand some basic Japanese.
The Japan Foundation & Japan EducationalExchanges and Services.The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT). Website:2011.http://www.jlpt.jp/e/about/message.html
Please seriously consider their own level. find their own weaknesses.