September 6, 2009
skip 2kyu and aiming 1kyu?
By the way what do you think of this case?
There was a new student who was interested in our school’s JLPT preparation courses.
She said she wanted to try 1kyu for this December.
But actually, she has not passed 2kyu yet even she had tried it 3 times before.
So, would you also want to move onto 1kyu in this case?
I would say better not.
OK, if you can get 60% you can pass 2kyu.
60% means, almost half, so you can pass even if you do not understand half of what you have studied.
Study language is sort of building up from easier to more difficult grammars for not only beginners but for these high levels students too.
So I would rather say if you can reach 70-80 % of 2kyu result, then you can go to 1kyu study.
I really understand you would like to go to 1kyu because it is the highest.
But actually there is no shortcut.
It would take much longer if you skip 2kyu and move to 1kyu.
I know everybody is busy, you do not have so much time for study Japanese.
It is not so much fun study Japanese only for JLPT.
It would be the best way if you study Japanese with lots of fun and eventually your Japanese level goes up to 2kyu or 1kyu and then you can pass it automatically without any pains.