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Japanese / JLPT Preparatory Class

What is the JLPT?

The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) has been offered by the Japan Foundation and
Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (JEES) since 1984 as a reliable means to evaluate and certify the Japanese proficiency of non-native speakers.

Test Date ( in Singapore)
1st Sunday of December

Over time, test applicants became diversified, and use of JLPT results has expanded to include
employment screening and evaluation for promotions and pay raises. 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 will introduce a revised version of the test in 2010. This new test will take 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 20 years ago.

Revised to increase the number of levels from 4 to 5.
The new test increases the number of test levels from 4 (Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4) to 5 (N1, N2, N3, N4 and N5). The table below shows the corresponding levels of the new test to that of the current test.

N1

Approximately the same level as the current Level 1 test, but designed to measure
slightly more advanced abilities.

N2

Approximately the same level as the current Level 2 test.

N3

Positioned at a level bridging the current Level 2 and Level 3 tests.( Newly established)

N4

Approximately the same level as the current Level 3 test.

N5

Approximately the same level as the current Level 4 test.

 

 

 

 

“N” stands for both“ Nihongo” and“ New”
 

 

 

 

More>>…www.jlpt.jp