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Taking the JLPT
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Posted 12/4/12

Tomoko3san wrote:

http://www.jlpt.jp/e/about/levelsummary.html

On the official site you can check what is required for each level. I'm also planning on eventually taking it, even if others think it's a waste of time.


To me, it's a resume item. If say I apply to work at a US government office/embassy in Japan, or teach college courses there, I can have on the necessary applications and resume documents that I have N_ level Japanese language proficiency (since the JLPT will offer a prospective employer an officially recognized measurable level to determine my Japanese language abilities).
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Posted 12/4/12

GodWhomIsMike wrote:


Tomoko3san wrote:

http://www.jlpt.jp/e/about/levelsummary.html

On the official site you can check what is required for each level. I'm also planning on eventually taking it, even if others think it's a waste of time.


To me, it's a resume item. If say I apply to work at a US government office/embassy in Japan, or teach college courses there, I can have on the necessary applications and resume documents that I have N_ level Japanese language proficiency (since the JLPT will offer a prospective employer an officially recognized measurable level to determine my Japanese language abilities).


That's the main reason why I want to take them as well
Veterinarians require N1
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Posted 12/4/12

Tomoko3san wrote:


GodWhomIsMike wrote:


Tomoko3san wrote:

http://www.jlpt.jp/e/about/levelsummary.html

On the official site you can check what is required for each level. I'm also planning on eventually taking it, even if others think it's a waste of time.


To me, it's a resume item. If say I apply to work at a US government office/embassy in Japan, or teach college courses there, I can have on the necessary applications and resume documents that I have N_ level Japanese language proficiency (since the JLPT will offer a prospective employer an officially recognized measurable level to determine my Japanese language abilities).


That's the main reason why I want to take them as well
Veterinarians require N1


Goodluck with N1. They say most naive Japanese people fail that one.
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Posted 12/5/12

skysama wrote:

I just want to know how much or is the JLPT especially if you get Lv. N3 is necessary as a requirement to inter Japanese universities ???


How much does it cost to take? 5,000 yen in Japan. I am not sure how much in America.

Is it a requirement to enter a Japanese University? I'm sure it depends which one you're trying to get into. I know Kansai Gaidai has programs linked with universities in America (as do other schools in Japan) and because they are linked you don't have to take the tests. If you are joining of your own accord and the school doesn't offer English classes then... well, I'm not sure. I'm sure the workers at the uni don't want to have to hold some foreigners hand as they struggle through their system.

Your best bet is to study abroad through a linked program with whatever school your university is paired with (cheaper that way too). If your school doesn't have a school abroad in Japan then... I don't know. =\
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Posted 12/6/12 , edited 12/6/12
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Anki 2 hours a day, I use the Japaneselevelup deck the dude provides. Very helpful.
I recently purchased a LN from japan, and I have been translating it by identifying the kanji, and taking side notes.
I also use TaeKim's japanese Advanced grammar pages to help with grammar. I also have been watching anime unsubbed and reading VNs non translated, again taking side notes and writing down the things I don't know.
I use a reflect and reinforce strategy when learning Japanese. So I find my weakest points, these past few weeks I've been weaker on my kanji recall. So I've been spending more time in anki than translating things on my own, and listening. Just my way of going about it. I feel after 2 months of learning my way on this scale (http://japaneselevelup.com/2011/04/18/what-level-are-you/) I'm about a 25ish in listening comprehension, and speaking and 18-20 reading and writing.
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I am hoping to take the JLPT. I am currently 16 and am self studying. I looked at the N5 sample paper, and i can read all of the hiragana / katakana from it and can understand about half of what it says. Still a lot of work to do Hoping to go to japan in 7 years /8
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I'm taking second year Japanese courses at University and am thinking about taking JLPT next year. I passed on it this year because I didn't feel prepared even though I've done really well in class. My advice would be to get a tutor! I have a fantastic one that teaches Japanese courses and is perfectly fluent in Japanese (native) and English. She's helped me with the finer points on so many occasions. I think if you get a really good tutor and work hard at it you could pass in that amount of time. I tend to keep audio files from my text (we use Genki series for my classes) on my phone or tablet and listen to them whenever I have time. There's a great adroid app for learning the Kanji that was free the last time I checked too.

My goal is fluency. Being able to read manga or watch shows without subs would be great, but my goal is to spend more time in Japan. I've been there before and absolutely loved it. My studies are focused in Computational Biology and there are a few companies in Japan that I'd love to work or intern for... We'll see...
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Posted 12/11/12

anime4fantasy wrote:

I am hoping to take the JLPT. I am currently 16 and am self studying. I looked at the N5 sample paper, and i can read all of the hiragana / katakana from it and can understand about half of what it says. Still a lot of work to do Hoping to go to japan in 7 years /8 :D


Secretly sign up for the JET program when you're like 21.
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Posted 12/11/12

GodWhomIsMike wrote:


anime4fantasy wrote:

I am hoping to take the JLPT. I am currently 16 and am self studying. I looked at the N5 sample paper, and i can read all of the hiragana / katakana from it and can understand about half of what it says. Still a lot of work to do Hoping to go to japan in 7 years /8 :D


Secretly sign up for the JET program when you're like 21.


I'm planning to hopefully take part in the JET program straight after university Looking forward to it xD
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