Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)

JLPT 2019:           Sunday, December 1, 2019
Test site:               Columbus, OH (on the OSU Campus)
Website:               https://www.aatj.org/jlpt-us

Background information about JLPT:

General information about the test:
Registration:          August 26 - September 30, 2019 (9:00pm EST) for online registration
Note:                      Registrations by mail or for special accommodations need to be received by
                               September 20, 2019

JLPT Registration Link

Many proctors needed for Dec. 1: Proctor Flyer2019 and  Proctor Registration link

Developed in Japan, the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) has been used to evaluate the proficiency of non-native learners of Japanese through testing in countries across the globe. In the inaugural year of 1984, approximately 7,000 students took the test worldwide. Growing exponentially in popularity, in 2018, more than 600,000 students in 60 countries took the test, including almost 7,000 in the U.S. at 18 different test sites. 

The JLPT measures the ability to communicate and looks at “Language Knowledge,” “Reading,” and “Listening.”  There are 5 levels (N1, N2, N3, N4 and N5) with N1 being the most difficult.  The JLPT will be given in the U.S. on Sunday, December 1, 2019. Each year registration for the JLPT can be made by mail or online only during the registration period.

Columbus, Ohio is in close proximity to many states with high enrollment of students in Japanese language courses (including Michigan, Kentucky, Illinois, and Pennsylvania) and can provide overnight arrangements for those traveling long distances with the many hotels surrounding the OSU campus.

The JLPT measures the ability to communicate and looks at “Language Knowledge,” “Reading,” and “Listening.”  There are 5 levels (N1, N2, N3, N4 and N5) with N1 being the most difficult.  The JLPT will be given in the U.S. on Sunday, December 1, 2019. Each year registration for the JLPT can be made by mail or online only during the registration period. 

Not sure which level to take?  Summary of each level
Sample questions from past JLPT tests

For more information, please contact the East Asian Studies Center, Janet Smith: 614-292-3345 or email: smith.12674@osu.edu.

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