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Power-Up Your Japanese: Everyday Conversations

9 Lessons
– Power-Up Your Japanese 1: Everyday Informal Speech
– Power-Up Your Japanese 2: Everyday Female Speech
– Power-Up Your Japanese 3: Everyday Male Speech
– Power-Up Your Japanese 4: Everyday Contractions
– Power-Up Your Japanese 5: Everyday Potential Forms
– Power-Up Your Japanese 6: Everyday -Ba Conditionals
– Power-Up Your Japanese 7: Everyday Idioms
– Power-Up Your Japanese 8: Everyday Slang
– Power-Up Your Japanese 9: Everyday Passives and Causatives

 

Introduction

This course is a self-study course with a forum-based Q&A session, where students can interact with teachers and other students at any time. Unlike the Novice and Intermediate courses, this course is not focused solely on helping students achieve a JLPT certification. However, this course is ideal for students who have passed or are capable of passing N4 and looking for an additional challenge, especially for those who would like to live or travel around in Japan.

 

Will this help me with the N3?

This course will continue to challenge your Japanese abilities, strengthening and improving them to help you acquire more knowledge in the Japanese language. The American Association for Teachers of Japanese (AATJ) recommend that students study a minimum of 300 hours before taking the N3. Because of this length, this course would not be possible to adequately prepare students to pass. With a focus on materials that can help you live and travel in Japan, this course is best used as an additional supplement. By mastering the topics discussed in the following lessons, you will become better-prepared for the JLPT.

For the N3, the JLPT has the following expectations:

Basic Level: The ability to understand Japanese used in everyday situations to a certain degree.

Reading

  • One is able to read and understand written materials with specific contents concerning everyday topics.
  • One is also able to grasp summary information such as newspaper headlines.
  • In addition, one is also able to read slightly difficult writings encountered in everyday situations and understand the main points of the content if some alternative phrases are available to aid one’s understanding.

Listening

“One is able to listen and comprehend coherent conversations in everyday situations, spoken at near-natural speed, and is generally able to follow their contents as well as grasp the relationships among the people involved.”

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