JLPT Schedule Philippines – July 2022

The dates of the 2022 July and December JLPT have just been announced.

First testJuly 3, 2022
Second testDecember 4, 2022

For information on the December 2022 exam, please visit this page.

Since the pandemic started in 2020, the exam has been canceled in the Philippines four consecutive times, or for a total of two years.

But there might be hope for this year. On January 28, 2022, the Philippines was listed as one of the test locations for the JLPT:

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The 3 Best Japanese Language Schools in the Philippines

So, you’ve decided to take language classes in a school. But where should you enroll? There are so many Japanese language classes to choose from! Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic started, more programs offering online Japanese classes have sprung out, thus increasing available options.

Most schools or services that you’ll come across offer only until JLPT N4 level. These are usually courses that are purely conducted online or are offered by small TESDA-accredited institutions and by universities such as UP and Ateneo.

The tuition fee ranges from Php4,000 to Php10,000 for N5-N4 bundled courses. It’s nearly impossible to enumerate them all here, but if you are interested in these cheaper course offerings, you can find most of them through Facebook.

In this post, I have listed the three most renowned Japanese language schools in the Philippines.

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Learning Japanese? Which is Better: Self Study or Language School

When I decided to learn Japanese, I had no idea how to approach it.

What books should I read? Can I commit myself to study outside of work? Do I have a sufficient budget? I had a lot of questions running in my mind.

None of my family and friends studied Japanese, so I couldn’t get personal advice from them either. But after thinking about it more carefully, it ultimately boiled down to one question: Should I study on my own, or should I enroll in a language school?

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