Hey ladies and gentlemen! If you’re in Japan and you need to take the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) the deadline is tomorrow! I actually forgot and signed up just today, only to get the notification that I needed to make sure I paid by tomorrow to be fully registered.
I highly recommend you sign up online. If you live in Japan, head over to the JEES website and login if you’ve already got an account set up. If you don’t, it’s really easy. All you need is your email address to make an account. You can set it all up within a few hours.
After that, I recommend paying your test fee, ¥5,500, through the convenience store instead of through a credit card. Sometimes a credit card payment won’t go through, and then you’re out of luck and you’ll have to try again six months later. If you do it through the store, the slip is paid in cash and transferred from there to the organization within the same business day.
If you’re wanting to take some practice tests to see what level is best for you, the JLPT website has those available. If you’re trying to take the test from another country, they have a list of places to test and how to sign up. Notice: The testing dates are the same as the ones in Japan.
In the next few blogs I’m going to take a look at some of the best JLPT prep books to buy for the test, along with the best study material for Japanese Language learners. I’ll also talk about how YouTube is a great free resource for the test. I wish everyone the best of luck in studying, and hopefully passing, the JLPT!