JLPT N4 - Japanese Language Proficiency Test Course

Pass The Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level N4 with Japanese Proficiency Power
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  • Lectures 61
  • Length 12.5 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

Are you taking level N4 of JLPT? Are you worried you might fail?

Well, don't be.

We take you by the hand and show you how it is done with three practice tests and over 6 hours of video tutorials showing you how to answer each test question.

How would you like to:

  • Save hours and hours of study time
  • Look forward to the test rather than fear the day
  • Walk into the test room full of confidence knowing it is in the bag
  • Smile as you watch your fellow students desperately cram study on breaks between each test section while you enjoy the moment
  • Have the pleasure of knowing that you are answering each question correctly
  • Amaze yourself when you finish the test with minutes to spare
  • Get the highest score in your class
  • Win praise and recognition from your Japanese friends


N4 JLPT Requirements

According to The Japan Foundation level N4 is reached after approximately 300 hours of study.

Examinees should know around 300 Kanji and 1500 words, and be able to take part in everyday conversation and have the ability to read and write simple sentences.

Our JLPT Program Takes You By The Hand And Shows You How to Pass

Passing the JLPT is all about preparation - the right preparation. Whether you are months, weeks or even days away, the way you prepare for the test will determine how well you pass it, or how badly you fail it.

The best preparation you can do is to take the test. We have written the test for you and we will show you how to pass it question by question. In fact, we have written 3 practice tests for you. And to explain all the questions and answers in the these 3 practice tests we have recorded over 40 videos. That's more than 6 hours of screen capture video lessons!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 3 Practice tests - Kanji, Grammar and Reading sections
  • Indispensable advice on how to approach the test questions
  • 6 hours of screen capture video of myself and Kaoru showing you how to answer each question. A total of 30 videos
  • Hints on things to watch out for with the multiple choice questions
  • A reference list of all the vocabulary you need to know for JLPT 3
  • 300 Kanji with their "On" and "Kun" readings, and meanings
  • Over 200 test questions explained in real time video
  • A test survival guide for the big day

How is this course different to other JLPT study programs?

  • Gives you real practice under test conditions.
  • Explains the test questions and how best to approach them.
  • Is written and recorded by someone who has passed the test and by a Japanese native who tutors Japanese for a living.
  • Takes you step-by-step and empowers you with proficiency in the Japanese language in hours.
  • Is the only product that shows you how to answer the test questions with screen capture videos - this is not just an e-book.

What are the requirements?

  • Basic Japanese
  • The ability to understand and read Hiragana & Katakana

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Pass N4 Level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test
  • Understand and identify the "On" and "Kun" readings of 300 kanji
  • Understand and apply basic grammatical rules to answer JLPT questions

What is the target audience?

  • Students of Japanese taking the N4 Japanese Language Proficiency Test
  • Students who have passes N5 Level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Japanese Proficiency Power For JLPT N4 - Understanding the JLPT
Introduction - Welcome
Preview
03:45
JLPT Name Change
Preview
01:10
JLPT Comparison - 01
1 page
JLPT Comparison - 02
1 page
6 pages

The JLPT is broken into three sections. If you fail one section then you fail the whole test and receive no certification. You need to get 60% to pass level N4. As the test is broken up in three sections you have roughly an hour or so between each section. This gives you time to relax and let your brain have a well deserved break..

The whole test is multiple choice. You will be given the test paper and an answer sheet. The answer sheet requires you to pencil in (color in) a circle for each of your answers. At the start of the test the way to answer each test is explained. It is very easy, but If is you need to be very careful when you pencil your answers on the sheet. It is quite easy to color in the wrong circle. If you accidentally skip a line you will be in trouble as all of your following answers will be to the wrong questions. Many students fail because of this each year. Please be very careful.

The handing out of the test paper takes considerable time, especially in large test centers. You could find yourself with test paper in front of you with several minutes before the starting time. The temptation to take a peek will be there. Don't risk it. I have taken several levels of the JLPT and in every time I have seen students start the exam before they are told to, despite clear instruction not to do so. This is cheating. Most of the time the students get away with it. You might see a few students do this on test day and think about doing the same. DON'T DO IT. If you are caught you will fail. It is not worth it.

08:27

Kanji and Vocabulary

The Kanji and vocabulary section is the easiest section on the test. In level N4 you have 300 kanji characters or so to master. This is triple the amount of level N5. The test questions of the three practice tests we have have provided should give you more than sufficient practice. Like level N5, If you know your Kanji you can pass this section easily. We have provided you with a list of the 300 Kanji you are expected to know for the test.

The way the questions are written often make students focus only on the Kanji and neglect the whole question. Students all too often try to answer or guess the readings of the Kanji without spending enough time on reading the question. This is the wrong way to approach the Kanji and vocabulary questions. Two things are important for these questions, the content of the question and your first impression of the Kanji.

First impressions are usually correct so you want to give yourself the chance to work your mental instinct and read the sentence before jumping down to answer the questions. The test is designed to confuse you. The slight difference in the hiragana readings will definitely throw you and you will start seconding guessing your answers. This all leads to time wasting.

Read or try to read the question first before looking at answering the hiragana readings. Do this several times. If you can read it then you know you will be spot on and then you just choose the correct readings. If you understand only half of the question you then have a good chance of working out the rest from context.

Reading and Grammar

I believe the reading and grammar section to be the hardest. It is the longest section and trying to concentrate on this section after already having completed the other sections is hard. The reading section at the end can be tough going. Time is usually a problem. In my experience you generally feel rushed for time and the pressure to answer questions quickly usually results in wrong answers. However, there are tricks and techniques you can use to be certain you are getting answers correct.

Grammar

The grammar section deals with verbs, adjectives, adverbs, particles, verb subject agreement, polite Japanese (keigo) and set expressions. On the test day I guess there is a certain element of luck. You may get questions very similar to ones you have practiced or you may not.

We discuss most of these tricks and techniques in the videos. As with the Kanji section, in the grammar section your need to read the questions slowly and think about them. You will have the tendency to want to choose your answers quickly. You need to take your time, read the question several times and then answer the question. Your first impulse is what you should trust. However, most of the questions you come across will have you confused. This is when elimination techniques can help.

If you come across a question and you are really struggling to answer it you should employ the technique where you eliminate choices you know are wrong. The way to do this is to ask yourself logical questions.

  • What is the main verb of the sentence?
  • What is the subject of the sentence?
  • Is there an object?
  • Is this a question or a statement?
  • Is the verb negative or past tense?
  • What is the particle before the noun?

Use you knowledge of grammar to eliminate wrong answers. Remember, the questions are all multiple choice. So the answer is given to you. It is on the page right in front of you. All you have to do is work out what one it is. The best way to do this is to eliminate wrong answers by asking yourself questions about the structure of the question.


Reading

The reading section over the years has been easier than the grammar section, but lack of time is usually a problem for students. Rushing through the the reading section and getting correct answers is pretty impossible. As the reading section questions are worth 4 marks each it is vital you spend sufficient time on each question.

The best one technique you should use is to read the question first before reading the piece of writing. You should read the questions several times until you understand them. When you actually read the piece of writing you then know what you are looking for. Also, eliminating wrong answers is a technique you will find helpful, It is hard to explain how to approach the reading section as there different types of question. We cover a variety of reading questions in the videos and explain how best to answer them..


On Test Day

1 Relax on the day. Don't try to cram last minute study in the morning or between test.

2 Take plenty of black medium soft (HB or No.2) pencils and a good quality eraser.

3 Remember your id card and examinee registration number.

4 Answer all questions even if you think you will fail.

5 All the best on the big day.

JLPT N3 - Vocabulary Checklist
21 pages
Need to Know Kanji
08:53
JLPT N3 - Need To Know Kanji
13 pages
JLPT N3 - Kanji List
75 pages
Section 2: JLPT N4 Practice Test 1 - Kanji & Vocabulary
Practice Test 1 - Kanji. Test Download
Preview
14 pages
Practice Test 1 - Kanji. Video 1
07:36
Practice Test 1 - Kanji. Video 2
09:45
Practice Test 1 - Kanji. Video 3
13:25
Practice Test 1 - Kanji. Video 4
Preview
08:15
Practice Test 1 - Kanji. Video 5
11:22
Section 3: JLPT N4 Practice Test 1 - Grammar & Reading
Practice Test 1 - Grammar. Test Download
Preview
16 pages
Practice Test 1 - Grammar. Video 1a
15:55
Practice Test 1 - Grammar. Video 1b
14:11
Practice Test 1 - Grammar. Video 2
16:44
Practice Test 1 - Grammar. Video 3
Preview
11:51
Practice Test 1 - Grammar. Video 4
14:59
Practice Test 1 - Grammar. Video 5
14:10
Practice Test 1 - Grammar. Video 6b
07:43
Practice Test 1 - Grammar. Video 6a
08:53
Section 4: JLPT N4 Practice Test 2 - Kanji & Vocabulary
Practice Test 2 - Kanji. Test Download
14 pages
Practice Test 2 - Kanji. Video 1
09:00
Practice Test 2 - Kanji. Video 2
09:49
Practice Test 2 - Kanji. Video 3
19:47
Practice Test 2 - Kanji. Video 4
11:59
Practice Test 2 - Kanji. Video 5
15:03
Section 5: JLPT N4 Practice Test 2 - Grammar & Reading
16 pages
Please download this practice test and complete it under test conditions.
Practice Test 2 - Grammar. Video 1
12:19
Practice Test 2 - Grammar. Video 1b
07:36
Practice Test 2 - Grammar. Video 2a
08:39
Practice Test 2 - Grammar. Video 2b
17:33
Practice Test 2 - Grammar. Video 3
15:58
Practice Test 2 - Grammar. Video 4
11:04
Practice Test 2 - Grammar. Video 5
12:05
Practice Test 2 - Grammar. Video 6a
04:36
Practice Test 2 - Grammar. Video 6b
18:58
Section 6: JLPT N4 Practice Test 3 - Kanji & Vocabulary
14 pages
Please download this practice test and complete it under test conditions.
Practice Test 3 - Kanji. Video 1
10:12
Practice Test 3 - Kanji. Video 2
06:27
Practice Test 3 - Kanji. Video 3
18:35
Practice Test 3 - Kanji. Video 4
08:51
Practice Test 3 - Kanji. Video 5
09:58
Section 7: JLPT N4 Practice Test 3 - Grammar & Vocabulary
17 pages
Please download this practice test and complete it under test conditions.
Practice Test 3 - Grammar. Video 1
14:32
Practice Test 3 - Grammar. Video 2a
11:55
Practice Test 3 - Grammar. Video 2b
16:44
Practice Test 3 - Grammar. Video 3
16:06
Practice Test 3 - Grammar. Video 4
10:14
Practice Test 3 - Grammar. Video 5
10:27
Practice Test 3 - Grammar. Video 6
15:34
Section 8: Listening
JLPT Listening Section
Preview
Article
14:33

Conversation Listening Practice

Take notes as you listen to this conversation.


04:53

Conversation Listening Practice

Take notes as you listen to this conversation.

06:22

Conversation Listening Practice

Take notes as you listen to this conversation.

03:11

Conversation Listening Practice

Take notes as you listen to this conversation.

09:49

Conversation Listening Practice

Take notes as you listen to this conversation.

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Instructor Biography

Nicholas Kemp, Language Instructor and Infopreneur

Hi there,

My name is Nick and I make a living helping people learn English and Japanese. I lived in Japan for 10 years, established my own language school and a created a number of information products with the help of my wife Kaoru.

Based on our research and my own 10 years of living in Japan we decided to develop Intermediate Japanese language learning programs founded on real life experience. Courses that would let you learn the Japanese language as if you were actually in Japan.

Most of my feedback has shown me that students didn’t want to focus on grammar or text books and just the basics of the language. Students wanted to be taught real Japanese, that would help them with life in Japan. By developing language programs based on my real-life experience in Japan, I knew I could meet the needs of many learners struggling with their Japanese.

My wife and I have spent the last 7 years teaching people Japanese and English online. In fact, hundreds now read and Japanese who never thought they could thanks to our online programs. Also, we have have the privilege of helping many students pass the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. We have now decided to share our course on Udemy.

We hope to help more people learn Japanese and English. Learning a language can change your life. It did for me, and I know it can for you.


Instructor Biography

Kaoru Kemp, Online Japanese Teacher at Udemy

Kaoru is an online educator and has been teaching Japanese with her husband for the past 10 years. She has taught thousands of people to read Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji with her Youtube channel and online courses. She has also help hundreds of students pass the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, both in and outside Japan.

Kaoru believes that the best way to learn Japanese is to experience Japanese culture and understand its role in day to day conversation. She doesn't believe in spending hours at a desk, learning kanji stroke order, writing out kanji and making notes on grammar rules. she tells her students to make friends with Japanese and start speaking. That's what she hopes you do with her course on Udemy.



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