Things to know about JLPT N5


Things to know about JLPT N5

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JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) is a worldwide standard for measuring the proficiency of the Japanese Language of the native and non-native speakers. It doesn't matter whether you are learning the Japanese Language for professional reasons or to pursue your interest of learning a new language, JLPT is the medium for testing your knowledge of the Japanese Language.

JLPT comprises of five levels: N5, N4, N3, N2 and N1. The JLPT N5 is considered the beginners level of the test. This article will help you with the important information and whereabouts which will help you prepare well for the upcoming JLPT N5 level.

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Time duration for JLPT N5 preparation:
There doesn't exist any vivid and straightforward answer to this question. Every learner has a different pace of learning. So, the time duration required for each student may vary. Other factors include the time dedicated for studies, contact with natives or previous exposure to new language studies. According to a report published in the official JLPT website, a learner needs approximately 200 hours of class duration.

The learner must attain a combined reading/vocabulary/grammar score of at least 120 out of 180 and a listening score at least 60 of 80. The grading of the JLPT is based on a test theory called Item Response Theory (IRT).

From this information provided, JLPT N5 may seem difficult for the students to pass, however it is not the case. It entirely depends upon the learner's interest, preparation and dedication.

Things which you should be well-versed with for JLPT N5 exam:

  • About 100 Kanji characters
  • About 800 Japanese words
  • Hiragana
  • Katakana
  • Grammar
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The worth of JLPT N5 certification:
The JLPT N5 certification won't help you grab career opportunities which comes along with the knowledge of the Japanese Language. But it is the best way to test your knowledge and motivate yourself. You will able to track and test your knowledge of the Japanese language.

As the saying goes, “Good things take time”, the learning of the Japanese Language too follows the same route. It may take time and a lot of perseverance and patience but at the end of the day, you will shine out with all the efforts. So take your time and get yourself tested through all the JLPT levels to keep a track of your progress.

Learn, Grow and Glow!!! Happy Learning!!!

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