JLPT and NAT Preparation Centre

JLPT and NAT Preparation Centre

JLPT and NAT Preparation Centre

Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)

JLPT is an official language proficiency test for non-native speakers and it aims to test the proficiency level of speakers. The examination is based on multiple-choice that assess the knowledge in the following areas: vocabulary, kanji, grammar, and listening. The examination was launched in 1984 and consists of four levels. The examination was revised in the year 2010. Therefore, the present test structure has five levels, starting from N5 (Beginners) to N1 (Advanced) and the test is recognized in every sector. Throughout the world the JLPT exam is conducted twice in a year July and December

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Duration
 (2 hours/session)
Batch
Weekdays/Weekend
Level
Intermediate (N5)
Class timings 
IST (International Standard Timings)
Class size

Maximum 6 students

One needs to understand that there is not a well defined structure of syllabus of various JLPT levels. JLPT is designed to test your Japanese skills that can be beneficial for your fruitful visit/stay in japan. Merely memorising the syllabus will not help as such. However, it is advisable to study from a standard book and practice extensively to succeed in the exams. Below is the required competency level for students who want to take respective levels of Japanese Language Proficiency Test (as per the official JLPT website).

Level
Linguistic competence required
N1

One must be able to use Japanese in a variety of situations

Reading: One is able to comprehend logical and abstract writings such as newspaper editorials and commentary. One is able to understand the intent of the writer and follow the narrative over a profound range of topics

Listening: One is able to follow coherent conversations, news reports and university level lectures spoken at a natural speed. One is able to understand the essential points, logical structures and relationships involved among objects.

N2

One is able to understand everyday japanese and somewhat able to understand a variety of situations

Reading: One is able to understand structurally written news reports, commentaries and so on and able to understand at some extent. One is able to understand written material, follow the narrative and understand the intent of the writer.

Listening: One is able to follow coherent conversations, news reports and university level lectures spoken at a near-natural speed. One is able to understand the essential points, logical structures and relationships involved among objects.

N3

One is able to understand Japanese in everyday situation to a certain degree

Reading: One is able to comprehend summary in news headlines, written material in some specific contexts and understand the main point of slightly difficult content if some alternative phrases of one’s understanding are available.

Listening: One is able to listen and comprehend conversations in everyday situations, spoken at near-natural speed, and is generally able to follow their contents as well as grasp the relationships between objects involved.

N4

One is able to understand basic Japanese

Reading: One is able to understand comprehensions written in basic everyday vocabulary and kanji

Listening: One is able to follow basic, everyday japanese conversations given that they are spoken slowly.

N5

One is able to understand basic Japanese

Reading: One is able to understand typical Japanese expressions 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

NAT Japanese Language Test

The Japanese Language NAT test is a language proficiency exam to test the Japanese skills of the non-native population.  It is administered six times a year. 

The Japanese Language NAT test is conducted by NAT Test Administration Committee, Senmon Kyouiku Publishing Co. (Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan). Currently it is being conducted in 16 countries. In India, the test is operated by the regional office in three cities- Gurgaon, Pune and Chennai

The NAT test structure is very similar to Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT). Same as JLPT, it has five difficulty levels, 5Q being the lowest and 1Q being the highest. Each level of the NAT Test corresponds to the difficulty level of the JLPT test. However, some consider the NAT test to be a bit tougher than JLPT levels!

Structure of the Test

Level
Structure: Time limit
5Q

Language Knowledge (reading, vocabulary): 25 min: 60 points

Language Knowledge (grammar), Reading Comprehension: 50 min: 60 points

Listening Comprehension: 30 min: 60 points

4Q

Language Knowledge (reading, vocabulary): 30 min: 60 points

Language Knowledge (grammar), Reading Comprehension: 60 min: 60 points

Listening Comprehension: 35 min: 60 points

3Q

Language Knowledge (reading, vocabulary): 30 min: 60 points

Language Knowledge (grammar), Reading Comprehension: 70 min: 60 points

Listening Comprehension: 40 min: 60 points

2Q

Language Knowledge (reading, vocabulary, grammar), Reading Comprehension: 105 min:  120 points

Listening Comprehension: 50 min:  60 points

1Q

Language Knowledge (reading, vocabulary, grammar), Reading Comprehension: 110 min: 120 points

Listening Comprehension: 60 min: 60 points

Advantages of NAT Test

  1. It is used by many Japanese schools, employers and educational institutions to test the competence of non native Japanese speakers.
  2. It follows the same guidelines as JLPT. The levels of each test are similar. For example, the 5Q level of the NAT Test is equivalent to N5 of JLPT. 
  3. It is the best way to prepare for the JLPT test
  4. It is conducted six times a year, as against JLPT which is conducted twice a year only. So, you do not have to wait for 6 months for testing your level.
  5. The result is dispatched within three weeks of the exam. The report card contains detailed breakdown of the performance, section wise. Those who pass the exam are also given a certificate.
  6. The test is created meticulously by Japanese language experts of the NAT Test Administration Committee. These people are veteran language instructors, editors and textbook writers.
  7. In order to ensure the integrity of all parts of the examination process, all of the test takers, users and administrators have to agree to abide by the NAT-TEST Code of Honor

Langma School of Languages is a premier institute for Japanese language training with an experience of over ten years. We offer tailored programs to those who are preparing for different levels of JLPT and NAT tests. Given the small time period between two consecutive tests, our courses are made so that everything is covered comprehensively within a limited time. 

Various programmes are designed to focus on Japanese language points and elements required for the test. They are aimed to get you a grip on all the elements required for the JLPT and NAT such as Grammar, Kanji, Vocabulary, and Listening along with writing comprehension. The programme at Langma School of Languages allows students to prepare for the exam and attain the desired score.


It is important that students share their requirements before commencing the programme so that the teachers can tailor the lessons based on their need to achieve a particular goal. The purpose of this examination may vary; some may pursue it for citizenship or applying for universities whilst others view it as a chance to get better paid employment.  At Langma School of Languages, we carefully choose the teachers who can focus on Japanese exam preparation, and are familiar with the testing patterns, and the expectations of examiners. Langma School of Languages offers lessons for individuals who are in dire need of an extra dimension/attention or groups who need the overall development.

What can you expect from this course?

  1. Specific focus on the full range of Japanese skills (formal, academic, technical vocabulary, grammar in the four skills of Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening). 
  2. Specific focus on JLPT AND NAT exam techniques (note taking, speed reading and understanding complex vocabulary from context, among others) with the convenience of classroom and online classes. 
  3. The support of teachers with high levels of JLPT and NAT exams preparation experience. 
  4. Focused exam practice with authentic examination papers.

KEY FEATURES

  1. Flexibility:- Students can choose 4 weeks or 6 weeks programme as their time and budget allow, completing their studies while honouring their work and financial commitments. 
  2. Expertise:- Our staff are highly qualified and possess years of expertise in the field of teaching; moreover, individuals support is offered to every students throughout the programme. 
  3. Programme Design:-Langma School of Languages has created its programme specifically designed to reflect the types of tasks found on the Test. We constantly monitor our programme and add study materials. 
  4. Integrated Approach to Learning: - Each week students practice three, main module each day
  5. Relevance:- Students work with authentic texts and official exam materials to build language competency in specific areas. 
  6. Focus on Accuracy:– Learning is carefully sacffolded to ensure that students build a large bank of vocabulary and use appropriate grammatical structures with a high degree of accuracy
  7. Exam Strategies:– Our students learn and practice effective in every lesson, every day!