JLPT Canada

JLPT has been offered by the Japan Foundation and Japan Educational Exchanges and Services since 1984 as a reliable means of evaluating and certifying the Japanese proficiency of non-native speakers.

Currently, Canadian JLPT test takers can take the JLPT at the following 3 locations in Canada:

  • Vancouver at Capilano University
  • Toronto at York University
  • Edmonton at University of Alberta, Prince Takamado Japan Centre for Teaching

JLPT USA

JLPT has been offered by the Japan Foundation and Japan Educational Exchanges and Services since 1984 as a reliable means of evaluating and certifying the Japanese proficiency of non-native speakers.  In 2011, there are over 610,000 test takers around the world.

Currently, JLPT test takers can take the JLPT at the following 13 locations in the US

JLPT Test Information in USA
Test Location USA
July JLPT Exam? Yes
December JLPT Exam? Yes
Website:
For More Information:
CITY TEST SITE
Ann Arbor, MI University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Atlanta, GA Georgia Tech Conference Center & Hotel
Boston, MA Northeastern University
Chicago, IL De Paul University
Lincoln Park Campus
Fayetteville, AR University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Honolulu, HI University of Hawaii at Manoa
Houston, TX Rice University
Los Angeles, CA University of Southern California
New York, NY Lehman College
The City University of New York
Philadelphia, PA Villanova University
San Francisco, CA San Francisco State University
Seattle, WA University of Washington
Washington, DC Georgetown University

JLPT in America is only offered in December.  There are no July exam date in the US.  Registration Fee for JLPT Test is $50 – $60 depending on the level.

JLPT Test Takers can apply for the JLPT online or by mail.

Online: To register online, click on the link below to access the JLPT Online Registration System. You will need to have a credit card to pay the registration fee.

Mail: To register by mail, complete and mail a registration form (see links below) and send it along with a check or money order (payable to JLPT/AATJ) to:

JLPT/AATJ
1424 Broadway
366 UCB, University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0366

For more information on JLPT in the US, please visit AATJ

JLPT Test Locations

JLPT Test can be taken at over 198 cities in 61 countries.  In Japan, you can take the JLPT at 40 prefectures.

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JLPT Test can be taken at 68 countries!

Asia: Korea, China, Mongolia, Taiwan, Indonesia, Cambodia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Brunei, Vietnam, Malaysia, Myanmar, Laos, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakisatan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Australia, New Zealand.

North America: Canada, USA

South America: Mexico, Argentina, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile, Paraguay, Brazil, Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia

Western Europe: Ireland, Italy, UK, Austria, Greece, Switzerland, Spain, Denmark, Germany, Finland, France, Portugal

Eastern Europe: Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgys, Serbia, Czech, Hungary, Bulgaria, Poland, Romania, Russia

Middle East: Israel, Iran, Turkey, Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Kenya

JLPT Level 1N

JLPT Test Level 1N measure the level of understanding of Japanese used in a broad range of scenes in actual everyday life.

JLPT Level 1 requires the ability to understand Japanese used in a variety of circumstances.

Reading:

・ One is able to read writings with logical complexity and/or abstract writings on a variety of topics,
such as newspaper editorials and critiques, and comprehend both their structures and contents.
・ One is also able to read written materials with profound contents on various topics and follow
their narratives as well as understand the intent of the writers comprehensively.

Listening:

・ One is able to comprehend orally presented materials such as coherent conversations, news
reports, and lectures, spoken at natural speed in a broad variety of settings, and is able
to follow their ideas and comprehend their contents comprehensively. One is also able to
understand the details of the presented materials such as the relationships among the people
involved, the logical structures, and the essential points.

Levels JLPT N1 has TWO test sections each: (1) Language Knowledge (Vocabulary/Grammar)
and Reading, and (2) Listening.

JLPT Level 2N

JLPT Test Level 2N measure the level of understanding of Japanese used in a broad range of scenes in actual everyday life.

JLPT Level 2 requires the ability to understand Japanese used in everyday situations, and in a variety of

circumstances to a certain degree.

Reading:

・ One is able to read materials written clearly on a variety of topics, such as articles and commentaries
in newspapers and magazines as well as simple critiques, and comprehend their contents.
・ One is also able to read written materials on general topics and follow their narratives as well
as understand the intent of the writers.

Listening:

・ One is able to comprehend orally presented materials such as coherent conversations and
news reports, spoken at nearly natural speed in everyday situations as well as in a variety of
settings, and is able to follow their ideas and comprehend their contents. One is also able
to understand the relationships among the people involved and the essential points of the
presented materials.

Levels JLPT N2 has TWO test sections each: (1) Language Knowledge (Vocabulary/Grammar)
and Reading, and (2) Listening.

JLPT Level 3N

JLPT Test Level 3N measure the level of understanding of intermediate Japanese used in daily conversations.  N3 is a bridging level between N1/N2 and N4/N5.
JLPT Level 3 requires the ability to understand Japanese used in everyday situations to a certain degree.

Reading:

・ One is able to read and understand written materials with specific contents concerning
everyday topics.
・ One is also able to grasp summary information such as newspaper headlines.
・ In addition, one is also able to read slightly difficult writings encountered in everyday situations
and understand the main points of the content if some alternative phrases are available to aid
one’s understanding.

Listening:

・ One is able to listen and comprehend coherent conversations in everyday situations, spoken
at near – natural speed, and is generally able to follow their contents as well as grasp the
relationships among the people involved.

JLPT Levels N3 has THREE test sections each: (1) Language Knowledge (Vocabulary), (2)
Language Knowledge (Grammar) and Reading, and (3) Listening.

JLPT Level 4N

JLPT Test Level 4N measure the level of understanding of basic Japanese mainly learned in class

JLPT Level 4 test the basic understanding of Japanese.

Reading:

One is able to read and understand passages on familiar daily topics written in basic
vocabulary and kanji .

Listening:

One is able to listen and comprehend conversations encountered in daily life and generally
follow their contents, provided that they are spoken slowly.

JLPT Levels N4 has THREE test sections each: (1) Language Knowledge (Vocabulary), (2)
Language Knowledge (Grammar) and Reading, and (3) Listening.

JLPT Level 5N

JLPT Test Level 5N measure the level of understanding of basic Japanese mainly learned in class

JLPT Level 5 test the basic understanding of Japanese.

Reading:
One is able to read and understand typical expressions and sentences written in hiragana ,
katakana , and basic kanji .

Listening:
One is able to listen and comprehend conversations about topics regularly encountered in
daily life and classroom situations, and is able to pick up necessary information from short
conversations spoken slowly.

JLPT Levels N5 has THREE test sections each:

  • (1) Language Knowledge (Vocabulary)
  • (2) Language Knowledge (Grammar) and Reading, and
  • (3) Listening.

JLPT Test Date for 2013

The 2013 JLPT will be administered on Sunday, December 1, 2013.  Deadline for JLPT Test varies depending on location.  Most deadline are around end of September 2013 or early October 2013.

The following test site centers are for the US:

CITY TEST SITE
Ann Arbor, MI University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Atlanta, GA Georgia Tech Conference Center & Hotel
Boston, MA Northeastern University
Chicago, IL De Paul University
Lincoln Park Campus
Fayetteville, AR University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Honolulu, HI University of Hawaii at Manoa
Houston, TX Rice University
Los Angeles, CA University of Southern California
New York, NY Lehman College
The City University of New York
Philadelphia, PA Villanova University
San Francisco, CA San Francisco State University
Seattle, WA University of Washington
Washington, DC Georgetown University

Registration fee varies from country to country.  JLPT Test Registration Fee for US is $60 and  £75 for each level in the UK.

 

 

JLPT 2008 Results Overseas

There were a record of 538,925 overseas people taking the Japanese Language Test JLPT in 2008.  Among them 138,131 applied for JLPT Level 1 and only 38.988 passed.  187,482 people applied for JLPT Level 2 and only 58,124 passed.  147,435 people applied for JLPT Level 3 with 69.605 people passed.  Finally, there were 65,877 people applied for JLPT Level 4 with 31,227 people passed.

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