The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (New JLPT since 2010 – N1, N2, N3, N4, & N5) – the world’s largest-scale Japanese-Language test, will be held on Sunday, December 1, 2013; it will commence simultaneously at 1:00 p.m. in three (3) different test sites – at the De La Salle University (DLSU) Taft Ave., Manila , Mindanao Kokusai Daigaku (MKD), Angliongto Ave., Lanang, Davao City and at theUniversity of San Carlos (Talamban Campus), Nasipit, Talamban, Cebu City. The JLPT is administered worldwide, by the Japan Foundation in cooperation with other cultural exchange/educational institutions, in order to evaluate and certify the Japanese language proficiency of non-native speakers.
Key Points of the JLPT (N1, N2, N3, N4, N5 since 2010)
The test places importance on a learner’s knowledge of the Japanese language including vocabulary and grammar; and, in the competence in using the knowledge in practical communication.
The test measures 1) through a section called “Language Knowledge (Vocabulary/Grammar)” and 2) through two sections called “Reading” and “Listening.” The combination of these sections comprehensively measures Japanese communicative competence.
The test has five (5) levels – N1, N2, N3, N4 and N5; the N3 level that was created in 2010 is a bridging level – comparable to a level between Level 2 and Level 3 (until 2009). The increase in the number of levels allows examinees to select a suitable test level. Examinees should be careful in choosing the level which best corresponds to their Japanese-language proficiency/ability and classroom training.
N1 – The ability to understand Japanese used in a variety of circumstances. Approximately the same level as the old Level 1 test, but designed to measure slightly more advanced abilities.
N2– The ability to understand Japanese used in everyday situations, and in a variety of circumstances to a certain degree. Approximately the same level as the old Level 2 test.
N3 – The ability to understand Japanese used in everyday situations to a certain degree. Positioned at a level bridging the old Level 2 and Level 3 tests.
N4– The ability to understand basic Japanese. Approximately the same level as the old Level 3 test.
N5– The ability to understand some basic Japanese. Approximately the same level as the old Level 4 test.
For further information on the “New Japanese-Language Proficiency Test Guidebook”, “New Japanese-Language Proficiency Test Guidebook: An Executive Summary (Japanese/English version)”, and “New Japanese-Language Proficiency Test Sample Questions”, please access: http://www.jlpt.jp/e/index.html; http://www.jlpt.jp/e/reference/materials.html; http://www.jlpt.jp/e/samples/sample12.html
Application forms will be available from July 16 (Tuesday) at thefollowing offices :
23/F Pacific Star Bldg.
Sen. Gil Puyat Ave.(Buendia Ext.) cor. Makati Ave.
Tel. # 811-61-55 to 58 Fax # 811-61-53
MindanaoKokusai Daigaku (MKD)
Angliongto Ave.(Mamay Road), Lanang, Davao City
Tel. # (082) 233-0013 / 0081
Japanese Association Cebu, Inc. (JACI)
5/F Clotilde Commercial Center
M. L. Quezon St., Casuntingan, Mandaue City
Tel. # (032) 343-8066 / Fax # (032) 343-7663
16 August to 13 Sept. 2013 (10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon / 2:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.)
The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM, Makati City)
Mindanao Kokusai Daigaku (MKD, Davao City)
Japanese Association Cebu, Inc. (JACI, Mandaue City)
N1 – P 900.00 N 2 – P 900.00
(company checks honored – for 10 or more employees)
The JLPT Test Voucher and a Valid ID Card are required
to be presented on the TEST Day
Successful examineeswill be issued Certificates of Japanese-
LanguageProficiency by March 2014 .
All examinees will receive aScore Report.
********** MAILING ADDRESS with CONTACT NUMBER of examinee
should be indicated Properly - COMPLETELY and CLEARLY
on the JLPT Application Form **********
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