Pass the JLPT N4 test!

We know that it's hard to pass an exam without knowing what it will be like so we created this course to reflect the real JLPT N4 exam and offer tips and explanations on how to pass it. 


Familiarizing yourself with the JLPT's unique format and learning how to answer the questions in the tight time limit of the JLPT is just as important as learning the test content itself. 


Created in partnership with Tokyo Galaxy Japanese Language School, this course reflects the real JLPT N4 exam, designed for those who have already studied Japanese and want to check the extent of their abilities. 


Get ready to pass the JLPT N4 exam with support from fully qualified teachers!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What will I learn in this course?

    We've created this course to reflect the real JLPT N4 exam so you will have the opportunity to answer questions the way you would in the JLPT N4 test. You will also be able to check the answers, one by one, with the help of Japanese teachers, who will also check the vocabulary and grammar that appears in every question. There is also a private student community where you can interact with other students on the course and with your teachers.

  • Can anyone take this course?

    This course was designed to prepare for the JLPT N4 exam by allowing you to practice taking the test and give you examples and tips on how best to pass it. Whilst there are some explanations in English to help you understand the course structure it is mostly in Japanese as that is how the exam is. It is important that you have already studied the material for JLPT N5 as this course is designed to help you understand and practice the testing process, not to learn the material..

  • How much does the course cost?

    The seven-day crash course costs 8,400 yen and gives you access to the content for two months from registration.

  • Will there be live classes on this course?

    This course has been created as a content-on-demand course. While there are not have ‘live’ classes, you will be able to interact with Tokyo Galaxy teachers, Go! Go! Nihon staff and other students through the community and through interactive lessons. The pre-recorded lessons allow you to complete lessons at your own pace.

  • What is the course curriculum?

    See the full details below:

  • Do I need to use a special browser for the course?

    There are multiple browsers from which you can access and complete the course both on desktop and mobile. For the best results, we recommend using Chrome.

  • Do I need to have studied Japanese before to take this course?

    This course was designed to go in partnership with a JLPT N4 study course like the Akamonkai 12-Week Pre-Intermediate Course or similar. It helps to familiarize you with the JLPT exam format and learn how to answer the questions only, not teach you all the subject matter you need to know in order to pass the exam.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Course Introduction

    • About this course

    • Why take the JLPT

    • Course overview

    • How to use this course

    • Join the student community

    • We'd like to know a few things about you

    • Before you start

  • 2

    Day 1

    • Language knowledge Part 1 - Kanji and Vocabulary

    • Kanji and Vocabulary 問題1: ___ の正しい読み方をえらんでください。(5 questions)

    • Kanji and Vocabulary 問題2: ___の正しい書き方をえらんでください。(5 questions)

    • Kanji and Vocabulary 問題3:(   )に入る一番いいものをえらんでください。(6 questions)

    • Kanji and Vocabulary 問題4: ___の文とだいたい 同じ意味の文はどれですか。(5 questions)

    • Kanji and Vocabulary 問題5: 次のことばの使い方で 一番 いいものをえらんでください。(5 questions)

    • Language knowledge Part 2 - Grammar and Reading

    • Grammar 問題1: ___に入る一番いいものをえらんでください。(4 questions)

    • Grammar 問題2: ことばを並びかえて★に入る一番いいものをえらんでください。(4 questions)

    • Grammar 問題3: 文章を読んで、1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 に入る一番いいものをえらんでください。(5 questions)

    • Reading 問題1: つぎの文章を読んで、質問のこたえを1 - 2 - 3 - 4 からえらんでください。(1 question)

    • Reading 問題2: つぎの文章を読んで、質問のこたえを1 - 2 - 3 - 4 からえらんでください。(2 questions)

    • Reading 問題3: つぎの文章を読んで、質問のこたえを1 - 2 - 3 - 4 からえらんでください。(4 questions)

    • Time to take a break!

    • Listening 問題1かだいりかい (3 questions)

    • Listening 問題2ポイント りかい(3 questions) 

    • Listening 問題3え を見てこたえる(5 questions)

    • Listening 問題4しつもんのこたえ (5 questions)

  • 3

    Day 2

    • Lesson 1 Kanji, Vocabulary and 問題 1 - Introducion

    • Lesson 2 Kanji 問題 1 - Question 1

    • Lesson 3 Kanji 問題 1- Question 2

    • Lesson 4 Kanji 問題 1- Question 3

    • Lesson 5 Kanji 問題 1- Question 4

    • Lesson 6 Kanji 問題 1- Question 5

    • Lesson 7 問題 2 - Introduction

    • Lesson 8 Kanji 問題 2 - Question 1

    • Lesson 9 Kanji 問題 2 - Question 2

    • Lesson 10 Kanji 問題 2 - Question 3

    • Lesson 11 Kanji 問題 2 - Question 4

    • Lesson 12 Kanji 問題 2 - Question 5

    • Lesson 13 問題 3 - Introduction

    • Lesson 14 Vocabulary 問題 3 - Question 1

    • Lesson 15 Vocabulary 問題 3 - Question 2

    • Lesson 16 Vocabulary 問題 3 - Question 3

  • 4

    Day 3

    • Lesson 1 Grammar and 問題 1 - Introduction

    • Lesson 2 Grammar 問題 1 - Question 1

    • Lesson 3 Grammar 問題 1 - Question 2

    • Lesson 4 Grammar 問題 1 - Question 3

    • Lesson 5 Grammar 問題 1 - Question 4

    • Lesson 6 Grammar 問題 2 - Introduction

    • Lesson 7 Grammar 問題 2 - Question 1

    • Lesson 8 Grammar 問題 2 - Question 2

    • Lesson 9 Grammar 問題 2 - Question 3

    • Lesson 9 Grammar 問題 2 - Question 4

    • Lesson 10 Grammar 問題 3 - Introduction

    • Lesson 11 Grammar 問題 3 - Question 1-5

  • 5

    Day 4

    • Lesson 1 Listening 問題 1 - Introduction

    • Lesson 2 Listening 問題 1 - Question 1

    • Lesson 3 Listening 問題 1 - Question 2

    • Lesson 4 Listening 問題 1 - Question 3

    • Lesson 5 Listening 問題 3 - Introduction

    • Lesson 6 Listening 問題 3 - Question 1

    • Lesson 7 Listening 問題 3 - Question 2

    • Lesson 8 Listening 問題 3 - Question 3

    • Lesson 9 Listening 問題 3 - Question 4

    • Lesson 10 Listening 問題 3 - Question 5

  • 6

    Day 5

    • Lesson 1 問題 3 - Introduction

    • Lesson 2 Vocabulary 問題 3 - Question 4

    • Lesson 3 Vocabulary 問題 3 - Question 5

    • Lesson 4 Vocabulary 問題 3 - Question 6

    • Lesson 5 問題 4 - Introduction

    • Lesson 6 Vocabulary 問題 4 - Question 1

    • Lesson 7 Vocabulary 問題 4 - Question 2

    • Lesson 8 Vocabulary 問題 4 - Question 3

    • Lesson 9 Vocabulary 問題 4 - Question 4

    • Lesson 10 Vocabulary 問題 4 - Question 5

    • Lesson 11 問題 5 - Introduction

    • Lesson 12 Vocabulary 問題 5 - Question 1

    • Lesson 13 Vocabulary 問題 5 - Question 2

    • Lesson 14 Vocabulary 問題 5 - Question 3

    • Lesson 14 Vocabulary 問題 5 - Question 4

    • Lesson 15 Vocabulary 問題 5 - Question 5

  • 7

    Day 6

    • Lesson 1 Reading 問題 1 - Introduction

    • Lesson 2 Reading 問題 1 - Question 1

    • Lesson 3 Reading 問題 2 - Introduction

    • Lesson 4 Reading 問題 2 - Question 1

    • Lesson 5 Reading 問題 2- Question 2

    • Lesson 6 Reading 問題 3 - Introduction

    • Lesson 7 Reading 問題 3 - Question 1

    • Lesson 8 Reading 問題 3 - Question 2

    • Lesson 9 Reading 問題 3 - Question 3

    • Lesson 9 Reading 問題 3 - Question 4

  • 8

    Day 7

    • Lesson 1 Listening 問題 2 - Introduction

    • Lesson 2 Listening 問題 2 - Question 1

    • Lesson 3 Listening 問題 2 - Question 2

    • Lesson 4 Listening 問題 2 - Question 3

    • Lesson 5 Listening 問題 4 - Introduction

    • Lesson 6 Listening 問題 4 - Question 1

    • Lesson 7 Listening 問題 4 - Question 2

    • Lesson 8 Listening 問題 4 - Question 3

    • Lesson 9 Listening 問題 4 - Question 4

    • Lesson 10 Listening 問題 4 - Question 5

  • 9

    Next steps

    • What's next