Jlpt 2018!


#1051

Did you do the test in Düsseldorf? I think I saw you. Not totally sure though.


#1052

Wow, the dutch post seems to suck even more than the German one lol


#1053

yeah, i did the test in düsseldorf. which level did u do? and i didnt see a penguin with a hat there XD


#1054

Also N5 … Went quite well. Kanji were way to easy… Thanks WaniKani ( I guess )


#1055

This is a fair complaint but the lack of it has made it passable for me so I’m okay lol

but really though it’s odd that a language exam doesn’t test any speaking or writing. I’m sure there are reasons but if you think about it it just makes no sense…


#1056

At the scale of JLPT, it would add a huge amount of labor hours to get it graded in a reasonable amount of time.

If you live in Japan, the J-Test is a proficiency test that includes written answers. They’re not so much about “writing” in the sense of “composition,” but they basically represent questions that have no multiple choice options.


#1057

I’ll take it in Leiden next year July!! Will you be there again?

wait a second should i be worried about my certificate for next year now lol (if i pass)


#1058

Of course! That makes a lot of sense. It already takes a long time to grade so I completely understand.

What is interesting (and a different discussion) is that the JLPT seems to be seen as a good indication of Japanese level even though skills like speaking and writing aren’t tested. I’m not sure to what extent, but I know my speaking is far, far, faaaar behind on my other skills, and I really feel like I’m getting away with it like this haha.


#1059

true. the kanji part was suprisingly easy. but next time i have to work more on my grammar skills.


#1060

Probably! I’ve just started studying for N4…let’s see how that goes :stuck_out_tongue:
What about you?


#1061

Samesies! When I started the kanji I got so confident about the rest of the test…but then I hit the grammar…


#1062

I’ll definitely go!! I’ve been studying for the N2 since July now and I’m really excited😂 for me the JLPT motivates a lot so it’s nice to have something to work towards to


#1063

I might also go for N3 in Leiden!


#1064

Oh oh we should all definitely keep in contact and see if we can find each other then​:joy::star_struck:


#1065

@Maaike @NathaLire @Omun (and I know there are more Dutch students here, just can’t think of them)

Yes! We should start a Dutch jlpt prep forum topic. How are you all studying? Self study? Kotatsu?


#1066

Lettuce start the group topic!! I’ll go for it now

I’m studying by myself at the moment but last year I had classes in Japan!


#1067

I’m indeed doing self-study. ^-^ Maaaaybe a local course, but quite unlikely.

I currently have no JLPT aspirations, but I’ll duck into the thread at times. :purple_heart:


#1068

It’s also just to discuss how we study, since I always have trouble finding resources in the Netherlands, or just Japanese food :slight_smile:


#1069

Also, I feel like testing speaking and writing ability necessarily introduces a level of subjectivity into the grading process. Which is fine in a smaller class, but would be problematic in a worldwide standardized test, especially a hypothetical speaking component.


#1070

Wrote my N5 and felt very, very confident, so much so I regret not stretching for the N4. How did people find the N3? I plan on writing it next December.