Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com

View topic - Japanese Language Proficiency Test, UK

Japanese Language Proficiency Test, UK

The test - experiences, questions or comments

Japanese Language Proficiency Test, UK

Postby Stormy32 » Tue 08.15.2006 9:43 am

Does anyone know where in the UK I can do the Japanese Language Proficiency Test? I live in the North East, but so far I can't find any where that does it. Can someone help?
Stormy32
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Mon 08.14.2006 12:50 pm

RE: Japanese Language Proficiency Test, UK

Postby richvh » Tue 08.15.2006 9:47 am

It's in London. See this list.
Richard VanHouten
ゆきの物語
richvh
 
Posts: 6449
Joined: Thu 09.29.2005 10:35 pm

RE: Japanese Language Proficiency Test, UK

Postby paul_b » Tue 08.15.2006 10:22 am

richvh wrote:
It's in London. See this list.

Don't forget the wagawiki [wiki]JLPT[/wiki] page that includes a link to the London branch of the Japan Foundation.
User avatar
paul_b
 
Posts: 3210
Joined: Thu 06.01.2006 9:35 am

RE: Japanese Language Proficiency Test, UK

Postby SolidSnail » Tue 08.15.2006 8:05 pm

I live in Portugal, but I'm considering taking the JLPT in London. I suspect that should not be a problem, since Portugal is also a member of the EU...
My question is: is the process of the application for the JLPT quick and painless? I've seen in the SOAS website that it is necessary to take a book-format-application-test-guide-whatever, and if I'm going to apply for the JLPT I must do so at SOAS in London, so I need an estimate of time spent in bureaucracy.

I've e-mailed SOAS for information, and also requested the application test guide, but they must be on vacaction, as they have not replied yet.
Therefore I'm relying on the experience of someone who has taken the test at London.
SolidSnail
 
Posts: 57
Joined: Sat 03.11.2006 2:37 pm

RE: Japanese Language Proficiency Test, UK

Postby richvh » Tue 08.15.2006 8:08 pm

Wouldn't Barcelona or Madrid be more convenient for you?
Richard VanHouten
ゆきの物語
richvh
 
Posts: 6449
Joined: Thu 09.29.2005 10:35 pm

RE: Japanese Language Proficiency Test, UK

Postby SolidSnail » Wed 08.16.2006 4:51 am

Well, I've had some bad experiences in Spain, where just because I'm portuguese they would pretend not to understand me... Anyway, the spanish of Madrid or Barcelona is not the same as in Galicia, which is pretty similar to Portuguese.

If they give any directions for the test I prefer they do it in english.
SolidSnail
 
Posts: 57
Joined: Sat 03.11.2006 2:37 pm

RE: Japanese Language Proficiency Test, UK

Postby hungryhotei » Wed 08.16.2006 8:18 am

You just have to have the application form in by the 6th October, 4pm. If you send them an e-mail they will post you an application and then you post it back to them.
http://www.soas.ac.uk/languagecentre/japanese/jlpt/home.html
天気がいいから、散歩しましょう。
hungryhotei
 
Posts: 1067
Joined: Wed 04.12.2006 5:06 am
Location: Germany
Native language: English

RE: Japanese Language Proficiency Test, UK

Postby coco » Wed 08.16.2006 1:54 pm

Hoteiさん。
ロンドンは10月6日の16時までe-mailでの垂オ込み受付可狽ネんですね。 :o
日本国内は9月5日の消印有効までだから、あと20日ほど垂オ込み締め切りです。ほぼ1ヶ月違うんですね、締め切りが。
カナダのトロントもロンドンと同じ日の17:00。時差の関係で一番遅いのは10月6日17:00のアメリカ・ロサンジェルスかも…。 1級、がんばってくださいね。 :)
coco
 
Posts: 3061
Joined: Mon 05.30.2005 12:43 am
Location: 東京都
Native language: 日本語(Japanese)

RE: Japanese Language Proficiency Test, UK

Postby SolidSnail » Wed 08.16.2006 4:26 pm

well, like I've said, I already sent an e-mail 2/3 weeks ago requesting an application form. Since neither the application form nor a reply have arrived, I may as well assume by the law of Murphy that they will arrive by the deadline. Hence my plan of going there and take care of it in person.
It is a shame, though, that on-line applications are not avaiable (and yes, I have sent an e-mail before posing this question, which was negatively answered).
SolidSnail
 
Posts: 57
Joined: Sat 03.11.2006 2:37 pm

RE: Japanese Language Proficiency Test, UK

Postby hungryhotei » Thu 08.17.2006 8:53 am

If you sent an email 3 weeks ago, I don't think their office was open so the problem might be there. Mine arrived a just few days after I sent them an email. I would recommend sending them another e-mail in case they didn't get the first one.

If you are set on going there in person it shouldn't really take long to fill out the application. Its just one page and a test voucher, they give you a booklet to help you fill it out. But make sure you have a couple of passport sized photos with you.

By the way, which level of the test are you planning to take?

ココさん、こんにちは
去年、3級と2級のどちらを受ければいいか迷っていたんですけど、締め切りが一ヶ月早ければたぶん3級を受けたんでしょう。 イギリスの遅い締め切りに感謝しています。  :)   今年は他の選択がないのでどうでもいいですけど。 とにかく、今年絶対に一級に合格してみせます!  :p
天気がいいから、散歩しましょう。
hungryhotei
 
Posts: 1067
Joined: Wed 04.12.2006 5:06 am
Location: Germany
Native language: English

RE: Japanese Language Proficiency Test, UK

Postby SolidSnail » Thu 08.17.2006 1:11 pm

Thanks a lot for the information. That's just what I wanted to know...
I'm aiming for 3rd Kyuu. Not worried with the kanji, a bit worried with the listening part...
Which level are you aiming at?

Edit: i've sent an e-mail again and this time they replied the day after, and are sending the application form. neat.
Last edited by SolidSnail on Fri 08.18.2006 5:33 am, edited 1 time in total.
SolidSnail
 
Posts: 57
Joined: Sat 03.11.2006 2:37 pm

RE: Japanese Language Proficiency Test, UK

Postby paul_b » Thu 08.17.2006 2:09 pm

SolidSnail wrote:
Not worried with the kanji, a bit worried with the listening part...

You should be able to get past papers with attached tapes (probably CD's nowadays but cassettes back 'in my day'). I found them to be much cheaper than most other listening practice books.
User avatar
paul_b
 
Posts: 3210
Joined: Thu 06.01.2006 9:35 am

RE: Japanese Language Proficiency Test, UK

Postby SolidSnail » Thu 08.17.2006 6:14 pm

thanks for the advice. I'll look it up.
SolidSnail
 
Posts: 57
Joined: Sat 03.11.2006 2:37 pm


Return to Japanese Language Proficiency Test

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests