AP® Japanese Language and Culture

If you katakana speak Japanese, then you're hiragana love this.

  • Practice questions: 61
  • Practice exams: 4
  • Pages of review: 27

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If you're a student and you've made it this far, you've got some real guts. Anyone can take an interest in learning Japanese to catch the nuances of their favorite anime; only a true hero can take it all the way to AP® Japanese Language and Culture. We applaud you. You're pretty cool. We hope you're ready to be the designated Japanese translator at our One Punch Man Monday event (check Facebook for the invite).

We've consulted our in-house Japanese language experts to bring you the best exam resources yet. Learning a foreign language is no joke, but let's be real: Studying is just a little more fun when humor is involved. How lucky you found us, then. Shmoop's AP® Japanese Language and Culture exam prep, when used well, can grant the following benefits.

  • The resources to study keigo and become a master at polite address. Visit Tokyo without fear of offending.
  • Extra help for brushing up on some kanji. Props for learning a character language, you brave souls.
  • AP-aligned tips, study plans, and samples. Don't get blindsided by the free response section.
  • Plenty of culture-specific content made by people who know about the Japanese language.
  • A metaphorical glowing katana that can slice through the AP Japanese Language and Culture exam like butter.

With so much good stuff, why wait? It's never too early to start studying.

What's Inside Shmoop's Online AP® Japanese Language and Culture Exam Prep

Shmoop is a labor of love from folks who love to teach. Our test prep resources will help you prepare for exams with fun, engaging, and relatable materials that bring the test to life.

Inside the AP® Japanese Language and Culture guide, you'll find

  • a diagnostic exam to figure out where you're struggling before you even begin.
  • one hundred drill questions to make sure the info sticks.
  • three full-length practice exams that mimic the look and feel of the exam.
  • answer explanations to help figure out where you went wrong…or right.
  • review of the multiple-choice questions.
  • review of the free-response sections, including the text chat, the compare and contrast article, the conversation, and the cultural perspective presentation.
  • a glossary of kanji and their derivatives.
  • test-taking tips and strategies.
  • grammar review (verb conjugations! keigo! particles!).

We have online Test Prep for each and every AP® exam!

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