Japanese JLPT N5 Exam Preparation

Course information

Have you completed UvA Talen’s Japanese level 4 course and would you like to take Japanese Language Proficiency Test, level N5? Or perhaps you want to take this exam after learning Japanese somewhere else? Then the Japanese JLPT N5 Exam Preparation course is the right one for you. During the course, you will work on your Japanese language and your general exam skills to ensure that you are fully prepared to take this Japanese state exam.

Improve your Japanese language skills

Although your Japanese has to be at level N5 to take the course, some basic grammar and vocabulary will be covered. For instance, you will learn to recognise and use everyday expressions and synonyms.

The exam preparation course concentrates on the two language skills, reading and listening, which comprise the Japanese exam. The reading skills you will learn include skim reading and scanning a text, and recognising quickly what kind of text you are dealing with. You will be prepared for the listening part of the exam by taking listening exercises. These will be discussed in class so that you get immediate feedback on your answers.

General exam skills

You will also brush up your general exam skills during this exam preparation course. For example, you will learn time management, how to summarise texts and how to find out what exactly is being asked.

Information on Japanese Language Proficiency Test N5

The Japanese Language Proficiency Test is the officially recognised Japanese language exam, comparable to the Dutch state exams. 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.


The intake procedure for this course comprises: intake interview

After you have registered for this course, we will invite you for an assessment to determine your level. We recommend that you enrol at least two weeks before the start of the course. If you enrol later than this, we cannot guarantee there will be time for the intake procedure.

If you have completed the Japanese level 4 course at UvA Talen, an assessment will not be necessary.

Course materials

Try! Japanese Language Proficiency Test N5 & Tanki Master Nihongo Noryoku Shiken Drill N5
The course material is not included in the course price. If you choose to follow lessons in class, you can buy your books through us. You then receive them during the first lesson. If you are going to take an online course, you will buy the books yourself.