Konnichiwa. I am just wondering if you finish the Rocket Japanese preimium course, what kind of proficiency level is equivalent to the Japanese language proficiency test? Will I be able to pass JLPT4 level? thanks in advance.
Rocket Japanese & JLPT
January 20, 2010
January 20, 2010
やまがわさん、 Yamagawa-san Konnichiwa, The Rocket Japanese Premium covers all the essential grammar that you need in order to speak confidently with a Japanese person. There are approximately 800 words/vocab for the JLPT level 4. The RJ Premium does cover most of these words, however, since the course is not based on the JLPT, there are some that have not been introduced. Concerning the (approx.)100 Kanji contained in the Level 4 test, the _*RJ Premium course*_ introduces the most commonly used ones - that is, numbers, 1~10, 100, 1000 and 10000, then moving on to days of the week, *月-火-水-木-金-土-日*. Remember that all these Kanji have several other meanings, other than _"Monday; Tuesday; Wednesday..."._ The next level of Rocket Japanese, _*Rocket Japanese Premium Plus*_, begins to introduce the other Kanji within the JLPT Level 4 Kanji list. For Grammar, RJ Premium does cover most of what you would need to know for the test. However, please keep in mind that RJ Premium course is NOT a 'grammar oriented' course, but rather a 'street-wise' colloquial, conversation course. - I hope this has clarified your question. If you have any other questions, please let me know. -Sayaka :P
February 1, 2010
Sayaka-san, thank you for your reply. Does this mean if I complete the Rocket Japanese Premium Plus course, then I should be confident to pass JLPT N5 (Level 4, previously)? Can you please advise? I really like the Rocket Japanese Premium course, it is fun and very useful. I only studied this course for about 2 weeks before I went to Japan, and I could put some of the phrases I learnt into practical use. Now I have to decide whether I should continue with RJ Premium Plus or go to a more traditional language school, in order for me to sit for the JLPT N5 test at the end of the year. Thanks in advance.
February 7, 2010
やまがわさん、 Yamagawa-san Konnichiwa, The Rocket Japanese Premium Plus Course will cover most (if not all) of the vocabulary needed for JLPT N5. When you have completed the RJ Premium Plus course, I will advise that you go through the Vocabulary List of JLPT Level 4 (old) to familiarize yourself with words that our course does not cover. Often, new vocabulary and even more advanced vocabulary is introduced in our Grammar lessons. If you have any questions regarding these words, you can always ask me through this forum. :P The Kanji introduced in the Premium Plus Course also covers much (approximately 90 Kanji characters) of the Kanji list required in the JLPT N5 test. The course includes Kanji handwriting videos where you can practice to write along as many times as you desire. I hope this helps! - Sayaka :P