If You Want to Beat the JLPT, Here’s How to Conquer the Reading Section

Among all the sections of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), the reading section seems to be the most dreaded by many examinees.

On test day, they are often plagued by the following problems:

“There are some difficult words and kanji that I do not understand. What should I do?”

“I ran out of time to finish reading everything.”

“I don’t understand what this passage is all about.”

“I am too tired to read any more passages.”

If these thoughts have ever crossed your mind, don’t worry; there are ways to tackle these issues.

In this article, I will discuss effective reading strategies that will boost your performance in this section of the JLPT.

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Japanese Language Proficiency Test: What It Is, How to Apply, and MORE

The most widely recognized Japanese language exam in the world is the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT). Its primary objective is to measure and certify the proficiency of non-native Japanese speakers.

There are five levels of the JLPT, with N5 being the easiest and N1 being the hardest. Note that the difficulty progression becomes steeper as you move through the levels. As an example, you could take six months to attain N5 level coming from a zero background, but it might take you a few years to get from N2 to N1.

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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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