Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLP)

Applications are now being accepted for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, to be held on December 2nd this year. Stop by a registered location to buy the application form (500円) and start studying.

Deadline: September 11, 2007
Fee: 5500円

JLP Level 1 (most difficult)

The examinee has mastered grammar to a high level, knows around 2,000 Kanji and 10,000 words, and has an integrated command of the language sufficient for life in Japanese society. This level is normally reached after studying Japanese for around 900 hours.

JLP Level 2

The examinee has mastered grammar to a relatively high level, knows around 1,000 Kanji and 6,000 words, and has the ability to converse, read, and write about matters of a general nature. This level is normally reached after studying Japanese for around 600 hours and after completion of an intermediate course.

JLP Level 3

The examinee has mastered grammar to a limited level, knows around 300 Kanji and 1,500 words, and has the ability to take part in everyday conversation and to read and write simple sentences. This level is normally reached after studying Japanese for around 300 hours and after completion of an elementary course.

JLP Level 4 (easiest)

The examinee has mastered the basic elements of grammar, knows around 100 Kanji and 800 words, and has the ability to engage in simple conversation and to read and write short, simple sentences. This level is normally reached after studying Japanese for around 150 hours and after completion of the first half of an elementary course.

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