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Post by sadie » Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:01 am

For anybody learning Japanese (ie Big Al), the applications for this year's JLPT exams are just opening. Applications close on the 1 October, and the exams will be on the 7 December.

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Post by Big Al » Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:04 am

I'll be taking Level 3 this year, but I'm really going to need to bone up on my Kanji for that.

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Post by sadie » Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:12 am

I'm debating whether to try for Level 2 or not. I don't really think I'm ready, but if I keep waiting I never will be.

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Post by Big Al » Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:49 pm

From what I heard from other people on JET, Level 2 is a lot of work. But then, registering for it may provide the motivation to sit down and learn the kanji/vocab. The exam is still 4 months off, so plenty of time to study.

It's worth doing. Level 2 means you can work for a Japanese company.

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Post by Mr Onishi » Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:48 pm

Unfortunately, I still dont have anywhere near enough Kanji for it!
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Post by Big Al » Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:00 am

Mr Onishi wrote:Unfortunately, I still dont have anywhere near enough Kanji for it!
Which level were you thinking of? You could learn all the ones you needed for 4 before the exam even if you didn't know any Japanese yet!

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Post by Mr Onishi » Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:01 pm

Yeh, would be at level 4
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Post by sadie » Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:04 pm

I say go for it, Mr Onishi. They only come around once a year, and levels 3 and 4 aren't as nasty as they sound.

Level 2 is a different matter.

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Post by Big Al » Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:16 pm

I agree, just go for it. Seen should be taking his level 4 as well this year.

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Post by Seen_Canary » Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:14 pm

Big Al wrote:I agree, just go for it. Seen should be taking his level 4 as well this year.
Unlikely. Considering that we haven't made a lesson since the week before Glasto...

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Post by Mr Onishi » Thu Aug 14, 2008 5:47 pm

Seen_Canary wrote:
Big Al wrote:I agree, just go for it. Seen should be taking his level 4 as well this year.
Unlikely. Considering that we haven't made a lesson since the week before Glasto...
Speaking of which, get your fat ass on MSN. we need to discuss changing our lesson slot since Mondays seem to be cursed
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Post by sadie » Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:32 pm

I finally stopped being lazy and got hold of the forms. Now I need to go to the station and get a suitable set of pictures to glue to the forms.

I've also just signed up for the Chinese course this autumn - the same course I did last year and pretty much failed at. Not sure how well that's going to work out this time.

Edit: Rob informs me that I walk past a photo machine at Sainsbury's pretty much every day.

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Post by Big Al » Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:42 pm

I have the forms, no surprise to see they're typical Japanese tracing paper style duplicate forms. I haven't filled them in yet, waiting till payday.

Need to learn more kanji!

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Post by sadie » Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:46 pm

A teacher would help. I'm really not confident about level 2. But I'm going to try anyway.

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Post by Big Al » Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:48 pm

I've tried, there's no classes near here without going into London itself. I can't really afford them either.

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