What is JLPT Sensei?
JLPT Sensei is a language learning blog and online resource for people interested in learning Japanese.
Our lessons are built around the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), which is the standard test to show Japanese proficiency and also usually a requirement for getting a non-English speaking job in Japan.
We categorize all of our lessons by level (advanced N1 ~ N5 beginner) and category (grammar, vocabulary, kanji, etc) in organized lists with the goal of making it as simple as possible for students to easily find lessons.
We are constantly expanding this site and adding new sections and lessons. If you have any suggestions, please let us know!
My name is Cruise Bogedin, and I’m the creator of JLPT Sensei.
I’m an American living in Japan and working full-time at a Japanese company where my work is done 100% in Japanese. I’ve studied Japanese for about 10 years in total and have also worked as a University EFL lecturer here in Japan for 4 years.
My Japanese is far from perfect, but the process of learning Japanese has had a profound impact on my life. Learning to speak a new language is not an easy task, but it is an absolutely rewarding experience.
Thanks to learning Japanese, I’ve been able to make many new friends from around the world, experience new culture, and also meet my wife (who is actually Vietnamese, but we use Japanese as our common language).
It’s my hope that this website is helpful to as many people as possible in your journey learning Japanese.
Despite my busy work schedule, I add new lessons to this website every week. In my spare time, I also run a YouTube channel about Cycling & Life in Japan.
Support JLPT Sensei
I write 99% of the content on this site by myself, which you can imagine takes up quite a lot of time. There’s also a lot of other work involved in managing a website, including hosting, domain fees, coding, etc..
I run a few ads and use affiliate programs to help with these costs, but it is not enough with the increased hosting demands as the site gets more popular.
Please consider helping us out by contributing content or supporting us directly on Patreon.
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