Japanese Fluency N5

Course information

Course information

Have you completed UvA Talen’s Japanese Level 4 course and would you like to expand your Japanese language skills? Or perhaps you want to take the Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level N5 and would like to prepare for this? Then Japanese Fluency is the right course for you. This course will allow you to prepare for the Japanese state exam by working on your Japanese listening skills. Speaking skills do not form part of the Japanese exam.

Improve Japanese language skills

Although your Japanese has to be at Level N5 to take the course, some basic grammar and vocabulary will be covered. You will improve your Japanese language skills by learning commonly used expressions and expanding your vocabulary. This will allow you to communicate with more confidence.

This exam training focuses on the following two language skills: speaking and listening. You will improve your speaking skills by learning, among other things: how to introduce yourself properly, how to describe someone or how to inquire into ingredients or ask recommendations in a restaurant. In the listening skills section, you learn by listening to stories about gifts, parties and festivities, and holidays.

By the end of this course, you will be able to communicate with native speakers of Japanese, cope with practical and social situations and to use Japanese in a variety of situations.

Information on Japanese Language Proficiency Test N5

The Japanese Language Proficiency Test is the officially recognised Japanese language examination, comparable to the Dutch state examinations. N5 is the lowest examination level. Your basic reading and listening skills will be tested in the exam. You are required to be able to read standard expressions in hiragana, katakana, and basic kanji, and to understand short conversations about everyday life.

In the Netherlands, you can take the Japanese Language Proficiency Test at Leiden University.

The course material is written in English, so a basic understanding of English is needed.

If you successfully complete this course, you will receive a certificate.

Assessment

The intake procedure for this course comprises: intake interview