S2 Ep18. テスト勉強べんきょう方法ほうほう


Hello, this is episode 18 of season 2 of my podcast. I’ve finished all my university report assignments, so I’ve had a bit of free time recently, and I’d like to update my italki introduction video soon. I filmed the current video two years ago. The objectives and goals of new students have changed a bit, so I want to update the type of lessons I offer.


Today I will talk about effective test study. The JLPT is the most well-known and widely-recognised test for the Japanese language. Many of my students have taken the JLPT, and they have all passed, regardless of their level. The most important thing when taking the test is to choose the right level. The second most important thing is to plan your test study. When you sign up for the test, you should write the test date on your calendar and think about how much time you have to study before the test; some people start studying a year in advance, while others start preparing three months in advance.


The key is not to start early, but to create a schedule that suits you. For example, if you are busy during the week, it will be difficult for you to study during work or school breaks. You will be able to concentrate better if you study more thoroughly at the weekend. If you are not usually very busy, studying at a set time every day will help you to create a healthy daily rhythm. It is a Gokai that ‘studying for a test is pointless if you don’t pass the test.’ Gokai (misconception) is a wrong understanding and incorrect image of a person or thing. Studying for a test can be very helpful in finding and experimenting with the right study style for you. Furthermore, passing a test gives you more confidence.


If you would like to know your current level, recommended textbooks or study tips, you can always come to my lesson. I will help you. Well, I think that’s it for today. See you next time and thanks for listening!