Japanese Education



The Japanese Language Proficient test (JLPT) evaluates the non-native speakers on their proficiency and knowledge of the Japanese language. It is being conducted by the Japan Foundation and Japan Educational Exchanges and Services since 1984.
As per official records, the number of candidates who appeared for JLPT in 2018 stood at 1,009,074, and the count is increasing each year. The results are not only used for measuring the language skill, but also for screening and evaluation for hiring and promotions. It is considered as a formidable Japanese language qualification which adds weightage to the resume. At Ohana Japanese School, five levels of Japanese language courses are taught starting from elementary to advanced level for JLPT.

Anybody can take the Exam. The test is conducted twice a year— in July and December. The Japan Foundation conducts the test overseas, with the help of local host institutions. Special arrangements are also made for people with a disability who desires to take the test. The paper includes a multiple-choice answer sheet, which is evaluated by a computer. Acquiring JLPT certification offers various benefits, ranging from recognition as academic credit and graduation certification at schools to special treatment at organisations and acknowledgement of having a distinct qualification in society.
The JLPT is divided into five different levels namely N5, N4, N3, N2, N1. The first, i.e., N5 is considered to be the easiest to master, while N1 is often deemed most difficult to get through.
N4 and N5 gauge the understanding level of fundamental Japanese essentially learned in class. While N1 and N2 help determine the Japanese language proficiency of a candidate when used in a broad range of circumstances in day to day life. And, N3 is a connecting level between N1/N2 and N4/N5.
In N5, a candidate can read and understand expressions and sentences in basic kanji, hiragana, and Katakana. Regarding the conversational part, the aspirants can comprehend short and slow conversations. They are also made familiar to classroom situations by bringing the relevant topics into the course.
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In N4, a candidate can understand, read topics that include basic vocabulary and kanji. A slow conversation using simple daily language can be understood. More than 200 kanji and 700 vocabulary words must be known in N4 than N5. In short to clear N5, you need to know 100 kanji and 800 vocabulary words while for N4, you need to know 300 kanji and 1500 vocabulary words.

In N3, under the reading section, one can understand everyday topics, newspaper headlines, and difficult writings. While under the listening section, one can comprehend conversations in daily life, speak words at a specific speed, besides other contents.

N1/N2 requires the ability to understand the language in various situations involving elaborate and abstract writings. Here, complex newspaper articles, reports, lectures, can be comprehended. At this level, you can understand the spoken language at a natural speed.
Ohana Japanese Course document is carefully designed by highly skilled and experienced trainers and, professionals from the industry to achieve overall development of the candidate. We provide e-book and e-study materials to the students covering all the relevant aspects of the course. Our teachers hold years of working and teaching experience that make them understand each candidate and their requirements well. Accordingly, every aspirant is appropriately groomed and prepared to attend the course.