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I have a Question

Post by Big John » Tue 10.18.2005 10:56 am

Ok so I'm from Northern Ireland and have previously stated what my plans are so won't repeat them here. However, in the Link posted by Clay about the JLPT it says the test is taken in Japan, the rest of the world "elsewhere". I was just wondering if this means I may have to take a trip further abroad in order to do this test?
I mean I haven't looked all that hard but so far cannot find any evidence of this test being available in the UK. If anyone can help it'll be appreciated, and I won't be able to answer any responses until tomorrow, but thanks in advance for any help

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RE: I have a Question

Post by richvh » Tue 10.18.2005 11:15 am

This page says it's given in London, and tells you who to contact.
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RE: I have a Question

Post by Big John » Wed 10.19.2005 5:36 am

Thanks very much, I have had a look at the page and it's V helpful.

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RE: I have a Question

Post by Supergrunch » Wed 10.19.2005 5:27 pm

So are you taking a test there a year from now? I'll probably be there taking 4kyu.

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Post by raevin » Wed 10.19.2005 7:13 pm

ebear215 wrote:
1. What is the test on exactly?
2. Why do you take this test?
3. Do you have to pay money to take it?
4. What does it do for you? :|
1. It's to "prove" your efficency (right word??) of the Japanese language.
2. To get certified...most people take it to become translators, I'm guessing.
3. Yes...and it is not cheap. It's ~$4k, correct?
4. Read #1 & #2.

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Post by Christian_ » Wed 10.19.2005 7:36 pm

3. Yes...and it is not cheap. It's ~$4k, correct?
LOL, its expensive but im pretty sure its around 50 American dollars. Sorry if thats rude by anychance;)
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2) Visit Japan for a week or so one summer.

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Post by raevin » Wed 10.19.2005 8:00 pm

Kurisuchan wrote:
3. Yes...and it is not cheap. It's ~$4k, correct?
LOL, its expensive but im pretty sure its around 50 American dollars. Sorry if thats rude by anychance;)
*shrugs* It's WAY more than 50...4k was just the first number off the top of my head...so I knew it'd be wrong.

I think more ~1k...(not a number off the top of my head).

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RE: I have a Question

Post by Justin » Wed 10.19.2005 8:18 pm

Ummm...not for sure where you're getting your numbers from, but it's defiantly not that expensive. Might want research things just a tiny bit before you start making wild guesses...

http://www.jflalc.org/?act=tpt&id=22

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Post by Harisenbon » Wed 10.19.2005 8:20 pm

Well, at least in Japan it's 5000 yen, which translates to about 50 american Dollars. are you sure you mean k? 1000 dollars for a test?

In no specific order,

The Japanese proficiency test is a test designed to judge your proficiency of the Japnaese langauge. The test is entirely multiple choice, and consists of Kanji, Grammar, Vocabulary and Listening sections.

There are 4 levels with 1 being the hardest, and 4 being the easiest.

When you pass the test, you get a nice certificate that says you passed, and your score. Passing the test can be used to enter a Japanese college (level 2) or find a job in Japan (level 1).

The official page with more information is here http://www.jees.or.jp/jlpt/en/

PS. I was searching for info to give you and found.. the Japanesepage2.com. Very creative in their naming. ;)
Want to learn Japanese the right way? How about for free?
Ippatsu // Japanesetesting.com

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Post by raevin » Wed 10.19.2005 9:53 pm

Harisenbon wrote:
Well, at least in Japan it's 5000 yen, which translates to about 50 american Dollars. are you sure you mean k? 1000 dollars for a test?
(To poster above Hari.): I said it was a wild guess...and I also said I wasn't sure in my original post...

Anywho, back to Hari's post...

I thought it was more than 50? I mean, the highest certification for a Computer Network Systems major is like, 5k (no guessing here). JPLT is about the same (purpose-wise) as that.

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Post by Kates » Thu 10.20.2005 3:54 pm

To add more detail about the cost of the test:
Levels 1 and 2 cost $50 USD.
Levels 3 and 4 cost $40 USD.
I know for sure cuz I paid it. :D

The JFLA is who we Americans (or really, "in America test-takers") have to contact to register for the JLPT in the States. The site has more info about the test as well.

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Post by mandolin » Thu 10.20.2005 4:34 pm

raevin wrote:
I mean, the highest certification for a Computer Network Systems major is like, 5k (no guessing here). JPLT is about the same (purpose-wise) as that.
What cert are you getting? If you're talking about MCSE's then they're $125 per test flat fee. MCSE is a series of 6 tests, sure, so that jacks up your overall cost.

Pile on top of that any books, instructional courses, cram aids, practice tests... yeah, you can easily hit $5000 for exams and prep materials.

But you can't say that's how much the exam costs to take, those are choices you made in preparation for the exam.

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