The Final Week Before Destruction

Language Destruction that is.

As a reminder once again, December 7th is the day of the JLPT for everyone around the world for all levels. This is also the final year that the JLPT will have only 4 levels. Much like how I went to the final Comic Revolution, I find myself inadvertently a part of history: Japanese-related dork history.

I feel much more confident about my kanji than ever. Studying piece by piece every day, even small 20-minute run-throughs on the train and then refreshing my memory over the past two or three weeks seems to have helped a lot. Improving my kanji has also of course improved my reading comprehenshion, and that’s the section that worries me the most for the JLPT2 because it’s simply worth the most points. You can live or die by the reading comprehension. Still not completely confident in it yet, but I didn’t expect to be. I’m getting more out of those wine explanations in between chapters of La Sommelière though.

Listening can still be tricky just because the listening section intentionally tries to deceive you. Listening to anime? Insufficient. Listening to Japanese news programs? Too difficult. Listening to radio shows by voice actors talking about stuff? A compromise of sorts.

Grammar is better, still not great. Finally have a good handle on Wa and Ga particles.

Here we go. One week left for just one chance.

5 thoughts on “The Final Week Before Destruction

  1. I think the 5-level JLPT will start 2010? Even so, perhaps JLPT2 and JLPT1 won’t change that much? I’m thinking they just added a JLPT 2.5 due to the great gap between the two levels.

    I still say games / visual novels is one of the best “tools” for learning Japanese, simultaneous reading comprehension/listening FTW! XD

    And gah, what am I doing here lurking blogs when I should be studying for the even more destructive JLPT1! x___X


  2. These language tests have been a piece of cake for me. Japanese seems to a big deal though, maybe the JLPT has higher standards.

    I guess I’ll find out next year.


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