Day: November 15, 2017

Book review: 日本語能力試験、模試と対策 by ASK Publishing

If you are learning Japanese, you may have come across ASK Publishing’s books more than once. They have published a lot of material to study Japanese, with some really good methods to take the JLPT. Their most famous series is certainly the So-matome series, which prepare test takers for any level. They also published 多読ライブラリー, which a fantastic series to start reading Japanese, even at a beginner level. Today, I would like to present two books, which are 日本語能力試験、模試と対策, volume 1 and volume 2. Each volume is composed of two complete tests, so if you buy the two books, you have 4 practice exams to do. Structure of the book First, each book comes with a “how to use this book” section. I don’t know why, but I really appreciate this kind of introduction. It makes me feel that the authors of the book really had a progression course in mind and want you to use their book as it was intended to. The explanations are available in Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean. Understanding the JLPT Then, each …