Japanese Language Proficiency Test
Can you recognise all the 漢字 (kanji) above?
They are all the kanji you need to understand to pass the N5 level of JLPT.
The JLPT is the benchmark prepared by the Japan Foundation to assess and certify the Japanese language skills of non-native speakers.
Where, When, How
The test is held on the first Sunday of December in Melbourne every year.
The application process starts July – September.
It is usually held at the RMIT City Campus.
There are 5 levels: N5 – N1, with N5 being the lowest level and N1 the most advanced. The test consists of four parts: Listening, Reading, Grammar, and Vocabulary.
Passing the test requires both achieving an overall pass mark for the total points, while passing each section individually – so one cannot pass by doing well on the written section but poorly on the listening section.
Each level gets exponentially challenging.
For example, N5 has 100 kanji, N4 has another 500, N3 has another 1500, and so on.
To work or study tertiary education in Japan, you need to have AT LEAST an N2 certificate.
Any time is a good time to start preparing
Our JLPT Prep lessons commence in January, March, May, July, and September. In November, we conduct mock exams to enhance your preparation. Our mock exams are just like JLPT – each component will take 25 to 30 minutes, and we will provide feedback after to help you tackle the official test. We will focus on time management strategies to refine your ability to navigate and efficiently complete each section within the allocated time frames.
Of course, we are happy to create a study plan for your personal needs.
For more information please visit the JLPT website.