O.K., so as you might have heard, I’ve joined a group of aspiring Japanese speakers, test takers and heart breakers to mount a group assault on the JLPT this year. That’s right, JLPT, you hear me? You are going down!
One of my roles in this group is to recon and share information about resources that we can add to our collective arsenal.
Here’s what I’ve found so far:
Want a massive crushing dose of reality? Try the JLPT level checker.
Simply click on your supposed JLPT level for Grammar, Vocabulary, or Kanji, and jump right in.
Sometimes (pretty much always) ignorance is bliss. But, now at least you’ll have a realistic baseline from where to begin your assault.
This site also provides word and kanji lists by level, and some other useful tools.
Vocabulary and Kanji Lists
Nihongo Ichiban provides vocab and kanji lists for all JLPT levels.
Keep in mind that in the number of Kanji required in the lower levels (N5, N4, and N3), is relatively small compared to the number of vocabulary that you will need memorise.
From what I can see, the content for N5 is mostly free. However, at the higher levels, there is a need to register to get the complete content.
For a seemingly limitless number of lists, quizzes and other content and tools visit ManyThing.Org’s site.
JPDrills.com provides a ton of different practice quizzes. Knock yourself out!
Reading, writing, grammar, kanji, listening, audio, video, and more….
JapanesePod101 provides over 2,500 audio and video-based Japanese lessons across all levels. It includes downloadable lesson notes, line-by-line audio, flash cards, grammar notes, custom learning paths for N5, N4, and N3 levels, and more. Available via the website or a mobile app, it’s my go to resource for learning Japanese. Subscriptions range from free to three levels of paid. One-to-one Skype lessons are also an option.