Japanese Fluency N4

Course information

Course information

Have you completed UvA Talen’s Japanese Level 8 course and would you like to expand your Japanese language skills? Or perhaps you want to take the Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level N4 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 communication skills. Speaking skills do not form part of the Japanese exam.

Improve your Japanese language skills

Although your Japanese has to be at Level N4 to take the course, some basic grammar and vocabulary will be repeated. You will improve your Japanese language skills by holding debates on simple topics and giving a brief presentation in Japanese. This will allow you to communicate with more confidence.

This exam training focuses on the following two language skills: speaking and listening. You will work on your speaking skills by taking about yourself, exchanging hobbies and experiences, and describing someone’s appearance and clothing, for example. You give a first impression of someone you do not know well. You learn how to arrange a party and invite guests. You talk about a dish you can recommend in a restaurant and about how to eat a particular dish.

You also learn more about the meanings of Japanese names and descriptions of restaurants and dishes.

By the end of this course, you will be able to exchange information, acquire new information and take part in short conservations. You will have improved your communication skills and are able to apply the language skills you have learnt.

Information on Japanese Language Proficiency Test N4

The Japanese Language Proficiency Test is the officially recognised Japanese language examination, comparable to the Dutch state examinations. N4 is the second lowest examination level. Your basic reading and listening skills will be tested in the exam. You must be able to understand short texts on everyday subjects written in simple vocabulary and kanji. You must also be able to follow the general gist of conversations spoken slowly.

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

Course materials

Marugoto Japanese language and culture Beginner A2 2
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.