Advanced Japanese was the most satisfying yet also the most difficult phase of my journey in studying the Japanese language. My positive experience with Intermediate Japanese inspired me to go as far as where my abilities could take me, and that meant aiming for the highest level of proficiency (JLPT N1).
While most Japanese language schools in the Philippines offer only basic and intermediate courses, Nihongo Center Foundation (NCF) is one of the few institutions, if not the only one, that consistently offers JLPT N1 review classes and other advanced courses such as business Japanese and translation. These are all well suited to those who have attained JLPT N2 proficiency.
In this entry, I will discuss my experience in the final leg of my studies at an esteemed Japanese language institute. The following areas are some of the topics that are covered by this article:
- The course content and coverage of the JLPT N1 review class;
- The types of class activities and materials for advanced Japanese; and
- The learning experience with a native Japanese instructor in an online setting.