By President

It’s time again for the JLPT Benkyoukai. If you’re studying to pass the JLPT or just need a way to help you stay motivated in your Japanese studies, this study group is for you!

The group is led by a pro Japanese teacher, Miwa-sensei at her home in Beaverton (RSVP for the address). Study groups are divided into N1-N2 and N3-N5. The groups will meet on alternating Tuesdays starting August 22.

Here are the details:

  • Schedule: Tuesday, August 22 – November 28 (no meeting November 21 for Thanksgiving)
    • N1-N2 – Aug 22 / Sep 5, 19, / Oct 3, 17, 31 / Nov 14
    • N3-N5 – Aug 29 / Sep 12, 26 / Oct 10, 24 / Nov 7, 28
  • Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm (Update: Previously the time was listed as 6:30pm – 8:30pm. This has been corrected.)
  • Where:  Beaverton, OR (address will be mailed to attendees upon RSVPing)
  • Cost: Free!
  • What to bring: Study materials such as paper, pens or pencils, a Japanese dictionary or an electronic dictionary, and your favorite Japanese textbook(s). If you have other study materials you like to use, such as flash cards, we encourage you to bring those, too!

To join this event, RSVP to to secure your spot. Space is limited so join right now!

Not sure what the JLPT levels mean, or which level is right for you? Take a practice exam here!

This year’s test will be held on Sunday, December 3rd, 2017. Visit the American Association of Teachers of Japanese website for test locations and registration information!

Not interested in taking the test? No problem! This study group is casual and the curriculum is flexible. We hope you’ll come study with us!

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The Portland Chapter of JETAA (The JET Program Alumni Association) was created to serve the bonds of friendship developed by the program participants. JETAA’s purpose is to achieve, through its activities, a broader and deeper understanding between Japan and the other countries participating in the program.