What exactly is the JLPT?

JLPT stands for Japanese Language Proficiency Test and it is the primary test to measure and certify the Japanese-language proficiency of those whose native language is not Japanese. The test is conducted worldwide annually with an average of about 600,000 participants per year.

5 Different Levels
The JLPT is composed of 5 different levels, from 1-5 with 5 being the most basic, and 1 being the most advanced. The content on this website is organized and divided based on these ability levels. Beginner N5 lessons will include more English instructions, and the higher level lessons will start to use more Japanese primarily in the instructions.