JLPT

Japanese Language Proficiency Test

JLPT

http://www.jees.or.jp/jlpt/en/

1. Objective

The Japanese Language Proficiency Test will be held both in Japan and abroad to evaluate and certify the proficiency in Japanese of non-native speakers.

2. Administrative Organizations

Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (JEES) administers the Test in Japan. The Japan Foundation (Interchange Association in Taiwan) will work with local host institutions to administer the Test overseas.

3. Test Date and Hours

December 6 (Sunday), 2009

Writing/Vocabulary
Listening
Reading / Grammer
Level 1
9:45-10:45
11:25-12:30
13:30-15:15
Level 2
9:45-10:35
11:15-12:15
13:15-14:40
Level 3
9:45-10:35
11:15-12:10
13:10-14:35
Level 4
9:45-10:25
11:05-11:50
12:50-13:55

4. Test Sites (Tentative)

Major cities throughout Japan. (The details will be announced later.)

5. Methods of Application

(1) Application Guide: The booklet will be on sale in mid-August, 2009 at major bookstores in Japan for 500 yen per copy.
(2) Test Fee: 5,500 yen
(3) Application Period: August 28 (Fri) to October 2 (Fri), 2009
(Postmark must be no later than October 2, 2009).
(4) Sending off the Test Voucher: Scheduled for November 13 (Fri), 2009

6. Scoring Standard

The passing score is 70% or higher for level 1, and 60% or higher for level 2-4. Adjustments may be made so that the examinees are not treated disadvantageously depending on cases.

7. Announcement of Test Results

(1) All examinees will receive their score reports of the test by level.
(2) Successful examinees will also receive the Certificate of Japanese Language Proficiency.
(3) Certificates of Japanese Language Proficiency and official test results will be sent in mid February, 2010.
(4) Reports to universities and junior colleges:

JEES will send the examinee’s score to the universities, junior colleges and professional training colleges upon their request for examinees who took the JLPT at cities abroad where “Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students” is not administered.

(5) In the case of examinees who are taking the Japanese Language Proficiency Test overseas and who are also applying to enter a Japanese Language Institute which is a member of the Association for the Promotion of Japanese Language Education, the Japan Foundation will provide the examinees score, on request, via the Association to the said Institution.

8. Contents of the Test

Each test level is comprised of three sections: Writing and Vocabulary; Listening; Reading and Grammar. The contents and criteria of the test are as follows:

Level

Contents

Criteria

Sections

Min

Points

1

Writing-Vocabulary

Listening

Reading-Grammar

Total

45

45

90

180

100

100

200

400

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.

2

Writing-Vocabulary

Listening

Reading-Grammar

Total

35

40

70

145

100

100

200

400

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.

3

Writing-Vocabulary

Listening

Reading-Grammar

Total

35

35

70

140

100

100

200

400

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.

4

Writing-Vocabulary

Listening

Reading-Grammar

Total

25

25

50

100

100

100

200

400

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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