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Old 2006-06-06, 17:28
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Default Japanese Language Proficiency Test

I think the registration period is within these 2-3 months, anyone else signing up for it? I'm aiming for level 1. Two years ago, I failed level 2 by 2.5%. And I've improved a lot since then, so I think I'm good for level 1 this coming December.

I think those that can read visual novels fine - with minimal use of a dictionary - should be, at the least, capable of passing JLPT2. Anyone agree? Disagree?
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Old 2006-06-06, 17:41
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I'm taking level 2 this December. I took some practice problems in my 3rd year Japanese class and did horribly. Thus why I gotta study hard for it over summer...
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Old 2006-06-06, 21:32
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I'd like to give level 3 a shot, but I've got a sinking feeling that the nearest test center is going to be a 4.5 hour drive from here. What's the website address with all the registration information and test locations?
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Old 2006-06-07, 07:05
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http://momo.jpf.go.jp/jlpt/e/list_e.html

Hmm....in my case, another year may be recommended before even Level 4.
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Old 2006-06-07, 10:20
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I think those that can read visual novels fine - with minimal use of a dictionary - should be, at the least, capable of passing JLPT2. Anyone agree? Disagree?
I have serious doubts I would pass JLPT2, mostly because I find myself that reading is a lot easier than listening and composition.
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Old 2006-06-07, 11:26
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I have serious doubts I would pass JLPT2, mostly because I find myself that reading is a lot easier than listening and composition.
Composition? Unless the test has drastically changed in the last two years, there is absolutely no composition involved. As for listening, I guess you don't often watch anime or Japanese drama without subtitles? Then again, if you score a perfect grade on the other sections, and get a 0 on the listening section. That's still over 70%, a passing grade.

If I remember correctly, passing for level 2 is over 60%, and 70% for level 1.
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Old 2006-06-08, 08:56
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Wow, check out today's JLPT1 vocabulary:

堤防 ていぼう bank; weir(seen a million times in Air)

See how educational visual novels can be?!
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Old 2006-06-08, 10:50
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Old 2006-06-08, 13:39
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*shakes head* Although, they need to update their bookstore list, they only list the West Coast (San Francisco serviced) Kinokuniya Books. There's one here in NYC that I went to a few weeks ago.
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Old 2006-06-09, 00:06
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Doesn't BookWeb have two flavors for US? West coast and east coast?
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Old 2006-06-09, 06:28
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Yes they do.
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Old 2006-07-11, 17:51
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Gah registration starts on Aug 1, 2006. How fast do these things usually fill up?
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Old 2006-07-11, 18:34
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