We have finished the JLPT N4 and I believe that we passed.
Initial takeaways – the JLPT’s grammar and reading section were brutal. I was able to pass vocabulary. I hope that I got the minimum points on the listening.
We will register for the N3 to be taken in the summer. I think that we will fail.
Taking the JLPT has given us a goal to shoot for and something to keep us motivated to learn. For the next test I will definitely need to complete grammar books and practice tests more strenuously. If I did pass the N4 it was due to the vocabulary section.
I will post our results as soon as we get them. Look out in the coming weeks for Japanese Business Vocabulary articles.