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JLPT in 4 Months?

Postby fusian » Tue 06.27.2006 6:58 pm

Starting from virtually complete beginner does anyone think it would be possible to pass the JLPT 4 this time around?
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RE: JLPT in 4 Months?

Postby Zeo » Tue 06.27.2006 7:04 pm

Possible, yes, but that _really_ depends on how much time you'll use on _only_ japanese studies.

http://www.thejapanesepage.com/readarti ... icle_id=37

clay says in this article:
4級 yon kyuu

I cannot speak from experience about 4級 but I have heard that people who have only studied Japanese even a few months can pass it. Most JETs [foreigners hired to assist Japanese English teachers in schools in Japan] come to Japan in July. It is very possible to start studying in July and pass the test in December. It will take work, but it can be done. The first 100 kanji can be learned relatively easily + hiragana + very basic grammar.
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RE: JLPT in 4 Months?

Postby fusian » Tue 06.27.2006 7:23 pm

What about the listening test?
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RE: JLPT in 4 Months?

Postby punkgrl326 » Tue 06.27.2006 10:03 pm

Try watching japanese shows and anime. That's good practice, I think ;)
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RE: JLPT in 4 Months?

Postby paul_b » Wed 06.28.2006 1:22 am

Zeo wrote:
Possible, yes, but that _really_ depends on how much time you'll use on _only_ japanese studies.

Hey he did say JLPT _4_, so I reckon he's got a fair chance.

Now why anybody should want to take JLPT 4 is another question.
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RE: JLPT in 4 Months?

Postby fusian » Wed 06.28.2006 8:07 am

Motivation! Qualification to show audit trail to success (im a trainee teacher :))
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RE: JLPT in 4 Months?

Postby p2dski » Wed 06.28.2006 5:14 pm

you can pass level 4 in like a month of studying... level 3 took me about 2 months of actual hard core studying. I started studying Japanese in May of 05 and turned it up about 8 notches a couple months before the test. They say the Genki 1 text book is equal to level 4 so just do that. (Genki 1 and 2 is level 3) But honestly there is nothing you can do with the JLPT level 4 certificate. All it is made for is motivation to study.
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RE: JLPT in 4 Months?

Postby KNH » Sun 08.06.2006 12:58 pm

From the qualifications of 4kyuu, I really do not see why you couldn’t do it. Then again, how motivated you actually are also plays a big part in it. I say go for it. In the end, you really have nothing to lose.
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RE: JLPT in 4 Months?

Postby clay » Sun 08.06.2006 3:16 pm

In the past few years, they have beefed up 4 kyuu, but I think it is still possible with just a few months study. You would be at a disadvantage if you live outside Japan, though.
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RE: JLPT in 4 Months?

Postby keatonatron » Mon 08.07.2006 1:28 am

Practicing with past tests is by far the best way to prepare.
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RE: JLPT in 4 Months?

Postby gura » Mon 08.07.2006 1:55 am

Check out some test advice in the discontinued "Nihongo Journal"
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Re: JLPT in 4 Months?

Postby Kira17 » Thu 06.19.2008 3:28 pm

Well, I'm planning on taking mine in 6 months...



Um... according to The Japanese page:

http://www.thejapanesepage.com/japanese ... iency_test


4級 yon kyuu - Level 4

About: The easiest. For beginners who can make easy conversations and understand simple written Japanese.

# of Kanji : 100
# of words needed to know : 800
# of hours needed to study :150



PARTS OF THE TEST TIME ALLOTTED SCORE
文字 moji ・語彙 goi
characters (hiragana, katakana, kanji) & vocabulary 25 minutes 100 points
聴解 chou kai
listening comprehension 25 minutes 100 points
読解 dokkai ・ 文法 bun pou
reading comprehension & grammar 50 minutes 200 points
total 100 minutes total 400 points total

You need 60% of the 400 points to pass



GAMBATTE!
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Re: JLPT in 4 Months?

Postby Sairana » Thu 06.19.2008 3:59 pm

Kira, this thread is nearly 2 years old.
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Re: JLPT in 4 Months?

Postby Kira17 » Thu 06.19.2008 4:45 pm

Sairana wrote:Kira, this thread is nearly 2 years old.


yeah, I just [embarassingly] noticed this :oops:
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