2011 Japanese Language Proficiency Test

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Major Changes for 2011 Japanese Language Proficiency Test

The 2011 Japanese Language Proficiency Test will be held on 4th December (Sunday) commencing simultaneously at 1:00 PM in Manila (De La Salle University – College of Saint Benilde), Cebu City (University of San Carlos), and Davao City (Mindanao Kokusai Daigaku).

With the introduction of the new N-levels, the JLPT has undergone some major changes in 2010. The aim of the new JLPT is to create a more accurate standard for measuring Japanese language competency among non-Japanese learners.

Criteria

The examination covers vocabulary-grammar and listening-reading comprehension.

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: NEW! 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.

Application Procedure

Application forms will be available from 11th July 2011 at the following locations:

The Japan Foundation, Manila (JF, Manila)
12/F Pacific Star Bldg.
Sen. Gil Puyat Ave. (Buendia Ext.) cor. Makati Ave.
Tel. # 811-61-55 to 58 Fax # 811-61-53

Mindanao Kokusai Daigaku (MKD)
Angliongto Ave., Lanang, Davao City
Tel. # (082) 233-0013 / 0081

Japanese Association Cebu, Inc.
5/F Clotilde Commercial Center
M. L. Quezon St., Casuntingan, Mandaue City
Tel. # (032) 343-7662 / Fax # (032) 343-7663

Examination fees are to be paid in full upon submission of duly accomplished forms, along with two 2″x2″ ID photos, at the offices listed above on or before 9th September 2011 at 5:00 PM.

N1: PhP 900.00
N2: PhP 900.00
N3: PhP 800.00
N4: PhP 800.00
N5: PhP 800.00

Payments made out as company checks are accepted for groups composed of ten employees or more. All others are requested to settle their fees in cash.

Announcement of Results

Successful examinees will be issued Certificates of Proficiency by March 2012. All examinees will receive a Score Report.

For more information on the JLPT, please visit the Japan Foundation Manila website.

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