Since the JAPEC English Proficiency Test for Children was first administered in 1979, many children have taken up the challenge of Grades 1 to 6 in various test venues all over Japan. Truly practical English that can be useful in the international community is continually increasing in importance, and the JAPEC English Proficiency Test for Children, with the longest history of tests of its kind in Japan, is widely supported by many teachers and highly regarded by children, receiving high social recognition as a unique and authoritative test.
|The listening test has been made for children to hear natural and real English language in many thoughtful ways. The test is designed from the children’s point of view. It includes scenarios that are very similar to childen’s daily life with adventures and dreams that many children typically experience. This test has been constructed based on great research about children’s testing. The test is fun to take and also stimulates children’s interests at the same time.||The speaking test offers a valuable experience for children to communicate using English language. For children, even in short conversations, if they can successfully use the language that they have been learned or practiced they will learn more. It makes them enjoy the experience, which helps them build their confidence when speaking English. Successful experiences encourage them to make progress and develop their learning. The speaking test’s questions are also designed to bring out children’s desire for speaking at each grade levels. It develops a great positive attitude in children for speaking English.|