The Japanese language, with its thousands of characters and extensive vocabulary, presents a significant challenge for learners. Traditional learning methods often rely heavily on grammar-focused instruction, flashcard memorization, and dictionary-based learning. However, at JAPAN LANGUAGE FACTORY, we take a different approach.

Focus on Real-Life Conversation: Rather than getting bogged down in the complexities of grammar structures and rote memorization of characters, our course prioritizes practical, real-life conversational skills. We believe that the essence of language learning is the ability to communicate effectively in everyday situations.

Practical Application Over Theoretical Knowledge: Our learning structure is designed to immerse students in practical scenarios where they can use and improve their language skills in real time. This approach helps in building confidence and fluency more effectively than traditional methods.

The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) is an internationally recognized exam designed to evaluate and certify the Japanese language proficiency of non-native speakers. Administered by the Japan Foundation and Japan Educational Exchanges and Services, the JLPT is the standard measure of Japanese language skills for educational, professional, and personal purposes.

The JLPT consists of five levels, N1 to N5, with N1 being the most advanced and N5 the beginner level. Each level need Kanji and vocabulary training.

The time it takes to reach the highest level (N1) of the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) can vary significantly depending on several factors, including the learner’s native language, previous language learning experience, intensity of study, and exposure to Japanese. Generally, students who don’t have prior kanji knowledge can expect the following timelines:

  • N5: 462 hours
  • N4: 787 hours
  • N3: 1325 hours
  • N2: 2200 hours
  • N1: 3900 hours

At Japan Language Factory, we often meet individuals focused on achieving or who have already attained JLPT certifications but still struggle to speak Japanese. It’s important for our team to understand the JLPT framework to address client inquiries effectively.

If obtaining JLPT certificates is a prospective client’s main goal, they might find our approach not perfectly aligned with their needs.

Our focus remains on empowering students to confidently communicate in Japanese, making us the ideal choice for those prioritizing speaking skills.