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man9501_502795
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Queries About Nihongo Dojo

Postby man9501_502795 » February 17th, 2015 7:13 pm

Hello everyone, this is my first post. I want to join but I was a little lost. So I searched around. ere are my queries regarding the famous "Nihongo Dojo"

1. What JLPT level would you roughly put me in after completing Nihongo Dojo? N4-N3/ N3/ or/ N3-N2/.

2. Which course of action is better in your opinion.
a) Completing Nihongo Dojo and then completing ALL the beginners and Lower Intermediate Lessons.
b) Completing Nihongo Dojo and them moving on to Intermediate Season 1.

3. This is probabaly a foolish question, but if I do Nihongo Dojo -> Intermediate -> Upper Intermediate 12345/ would it cover all the grammar that is in Newbie 1/4/5 and Beginners 1/2/3 and Intermediate 1/2/3/4/5 (i.e. all those lessons I skipped while doing nihongo dojo), or Nihongo Dojo is a kind of shortcut, i.e. it skips some stuff?

motoko.innovative
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Re: Queries About Nihongo Dojo

Postby motoko.innovative » March 6th, 2015 9:43 am

Hi man9501,
Thank you for your post and you have the good points!

1. What JLPT level would you roughly put me in after completing Nihongo Dojo?
If you you’ve finished Newbie series Season 2&3, Beginner Season 4,5&6, your level would be around N4. After Lower Intermediate series, the level would be around N4-3. You can try your Japanese on the website.
http://www.jlpt.jp/e/samples/forlearners.html

2. Which course of action is better?
Firstly, Nihongo Dojo series include Newbie Season 2&3, Beginner Season 4,5(&6). After studying them, here are some options;
move to Upper Beginner series to learn more about keigo
http://www.japanesepod101.com/index.php?cat=66
move to Japanese for Everyday Life series to practice your current Japanese in a daily life context
http://www.japanesepod101.com/index.php?cat=83
move to Intermediate series Season 6 to get ready for Lower Intermediate series
http://www.japanesepod101.com/japanesep ... urriculum/

3. If I learn Nihongo Dojo series, Intermediate series and Upper Intermediate series, do I cover all the grammar points in the lower level lessons?
Nihongo Dojo series are designed for building grammatical knowledge with structured curriculum. So, unfortunately you cannot learn all the grammar points even if you’ve done the linear study with Nihongo Dojo - Intermediate - Upper Intermediate. As for the seasons other than Nihongo Dojo, such as Newbie series Season 1, 2&3, and Beginner 1,2&3, they don’t focus on building the grammar patterns as much as Nihongo Dojo series do. Since you’ve learned with Nihongo Dojo series, I made one example of the learning schedule here.
Beginner series (currently) >> the options mentioned above >> Lower Intermediate Season 3 - 6 >> (Intermediate series if you like) >> Upper Intermediate series Season 5 to 1 (backwards)

Please feel free to ask any further questions.
Hope this helps,
Motoko
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