For us here in Asia (and some places in Europe and North America), we are lucky enough to be able to take the JLPT in July. Lucky for us, the rainy season ended just in time to give us a hot and humid weekend to take the test. I hope everyone had a good test-taking experience.
At the moment, I’m putting the finishing touches on my JLPT Study Guide for the N5 that is coming out at the end of the year. I’ve been busy creating a series of grammar and kanji videos to help everyone out with the N5 as well. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the YouTube channel and let me know what you think of them. Any feedback, good or bad would be a plus.
If this test is anything like the previous tests, online results should be available around Aug 21st or maybe 28th. And if you didn’t register online, then you’ll get your certificates a about a week after that in the mail.
What to do Now?
First, be sure to let us all know about how you did on the test in the comments below. It’s always incredibly valuable to hear from people who took the test. Where did you take the test and what level? What, if anything, took you by surprise? Be sure to let us know.
You might be tempted at this point to simply take a break and stop studying Japanese, especially as you wait for your results, but why let a good study habit go to waste? Now is a good time to rethink your study strategy a little and try something different. For example, if you have never done a lot of speaking practice, now is a good time to do a little speaking practice.
Or if you feel like one section of the test was a little more difficult than the others, you can switch focus a little to that. For example, if you weren’t able to get the reading section done in time, maybe it is a good time to start up a good reading habit, so that you can increase your reading speed for future tests.
It’s important to at least keep up the habit, if not the overall quantity of study. Language learning takes regular practice in order to master, so if you’ve done all the work to setup a habit, it would be a shame to let it go now.
So, what are you going to do from now? Let me know.