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Learn To Speak Japanese For Beginners
4.8( 14 REVIEWS )
4h 45m

Learn Japanese for beginners with our comprehensive course. Develop speaking, writing and reading skills. Start your language journey today!

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About This Course

Are you ready to start on a journey to learn Japanese for beginners? Whether you want to explore the language for fun or enhance your professional language skills, our comprehensive course is designed to cater to your needs. We understand the importance of a well-rounded approach to learning Japanese, covering various aspects of the language, including grammar, speaking, writing, and reading.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Fundamentals of Japanese: Lay a solid foundation in the Japanese writing system and learn essential Japanese words and phrases.
  • Speak in Japanese: Build confidence and fluency in conversational Japanese through interactive exercises and real-world scenarios.
  • Japanese Alphabet: Familiarize yourself with the hiragana and katakana writing systems, which form the backbone of the Japanese writing system.
  • Understanding the Japanese Culture: Gain insights into Japanese customs, traditions, and social etiquette to connect with native speakers on a deeper level.
  • Making Japanese Friends: Learn effective communication strategies to connect with native Japanese speakers and immerse yourself in the language. 
  • Kanji Characters: Discover the fascinating world of kanji characters and their role in Japanese writing and communication.
  • Learning a Language as an English Speaker: Overcome common challenges faced by English speakers when learning Japanese and leverage your existing language skills.
  • Practical Exercises: Apply your learning through engaging exercises, role-plays, and interactive activities to develop practical language skills that can be used in real-world situations.

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will be equipped with the necessary skills to navigate real-world situations and engage in meaningful conversations with native Japanese speakers.

10 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, simply contact us and we’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked.

Don’t miss this opportunity to delve into the rich world of the Japanese language and culture. Start learning today and open doors to new connections, experiences, and opportunities.

About the Instructor:

N. Fujitani

Certified Japanese language instructor with 2+ years of teaching experience. Her fun, interactive lessons have helped learners from China, France, Germany, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, and so on.

Her cheerful smile, her sense of humor, and the dedication she has towards her students makes her one of the best teachers you could ever ask for!

Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Fundamentals
Lecture 1 – Before You Begin 00:00:00
Downloadable Course Resources 00:00:00
Lecture 2 – The One Thing You Should Take Advantage Of 00:00:00
Lecture 3 – Studying Vocabulary 00:00:00
Lecture 4 – Studying The 46 Hiragana Characters 00:00:00
Lecture 5 – Probably The Most Important Lessons In This Course 00:00:00
Lecture 6 – Hitoyasumi, Because Studying Can Be Tiring 00:00:00
Section 2 - Hajimemashite
Lecture 7 – Hajimemashite 00:00:00
Lecture 8 – May I Have Your Name? 00:00:00
Lecture 9 – Vocabulary: Nationality 00:00:00
Lecture 10 – My Nationality 00:00:00
Lecture 11 – Your Country Is…? 00:00:00
Lecture 12 – Vocabulary: Occupation 00:00:00
Lecture 13 – My Occupation Step 1 00:00:00
Lecture 14 – My Occupation Step 2 00:00:00
Lecture 15 – What’s Your Occupation? 00:00:00
Lecture 16 – Grammar: What Is “wa” And “desu” 00:00:00
Lecture 17 – Yes And No 00:00:00
Lecture 18 – Hiragana Practice: A, I, U, E, O 00:00:00
Lecture 19 – Hiragana Reading: A, I, U, E, O 00:00:00
Lecture 20 – Hitoyasumi: Names In Japan 00:00:00
Section 3 - Using Numbers
Lecture 21 – Numbers 1 – 10 00:00:00
Lecture 22 – Numbers 11 – 99 00:00:00
Lecture 23 – Describing Age 00:00:00
Lecture 24 – My Age 00:00:00
Lecture 25 – Hiragana Practice: Ka, Ki, Ku, Ke, Ko 00:00:00
Lecture 26 – Hiragana Reading: Ka, Ki, Ku, Ke, Ko 00:00:00
Section 4 - Dates And Birthdays
Lecture 27 – Months 00:00:00
Lecture 28 – Days Of The Month Part 1 00:00:00
Lecture 29 – Days Of The Month Part 2 00:00:00
Lecture 30 – My Birthday 00:00:00
Lecture 31 – When’s Your Birthday? 00:00:00
Lecture 32 – Grammar: An Introduction To Particles And A Review Of ‘No’ 00:00:00
Lecture 33 – Grammar: A Question On… Questions 00:00:00
Lecture 34 – Activity: Guess Who? 00:00:00
Lecture 35 – Hiragana Practice: Sa, Shi, Su, Se, So 00:00:00
Lecture 36 – Hiragana Reading: Sa, Shi, Su, Se, So 00:00:00
Section 5 - Getting To Know You
Lecture 37 – Vocabulary: Hobbies 00:00:00
Lecture 38 – My Hobby Is… 00:00:00
Lecture 39 – I Actually Have More Than One Hobby! 00:00:00
Lecture 40 – What’s Your Hobby? 00:00:00
Lecture 41 – Hiragana Practice: Ta, Chi, Tsu, Te, To 00:00:00
Lecture 42 – Hiragana Reading: Ta, Chi, Tsu, Te, To 00:00:00
Lecture 43 – Hitoyasumi: The Secrets To Bowing 00:00:00
Section 6 - Places Places Places!
Lecture 44 – Vocabulary: Places 00:00:00
Lecture 45 – The Museum Is Here 00:00:00
Lecture 46 – Where? 00:00:00
Lecture 47 – To Be Polite… 00:00:00
Lecture 48 – Hiragana Practice: Na, Ni, Nu, Ne, No 00:00:00
Lecture 49 – Hiragana Practice: Na, Ni, Nu, Ne, No 00:00:00
Section 7 - Inside A Department Store
Lecture 50 – Vocabulary: Department Store 00:00:00
Lecture 51 – Floor Names 00:00:00
Lecture 52 – Cameras Are On The 3rd Floor 00:00:00
Lecture 53 – What Floor? 00:00:00
Lecture 54 – Hiragana Practice: Ha, Hi, Fu, He, Ho 00:00:00
Lecture 55 – Hiragana Practice: Ha, Hi, Fu, He, Ho 00:00:00
Section 8 - Describing Objects
Lecture 56 – This Is A Camera 00:00:00
Lecture 57 – What Is This? 00:00:00
Lecture 58 – It’s Not Just A Camera, It’s A Camera By Canon 00:00:00
Lecture 59 – What Brand Is This? Where Was It Made? 00:00:00
Lecture 60 – This Is A Camera By Canon vs This Camera Is A Camera Made By Canon 00:00:00
Lecture 61 – Hiragana Practice: Ma, Mi, Mu, Me, Mo 00:00:00
Lecture 62 – Hiragana Reading: Ma, Mi, Mu, Me, Mo 00:00:00
Section 9 - Shopping!
Lecture 63 – Numbers 100-9999 00:00:00
Lecture 64 – Numbers 10000+ 00:00:00
Lecture 65 – Prices 00:00:00
Lecture 66 – How Much Is This? 00:00:00
Lecture 67 – Please, Give Me This! 00:00:00
Lecture 68 – Conversation Practice – Practice Shopping In Japanese! 00:00:00
Lecture 69 – Please, Give Me This Also! 00:00:00
Lecture 70 – Conversation Practice – Practice Shopping In Japanese Part 2! 00:00:00
Lecture 71 – Grammar: Two New Particles, “wo” And “mo” 00:00:00
Lecture 72 – Hmm… I Guess I’m Not Going To Buy This 00:00:00
Lecture 73 – Activity: At A Japanese Department Store 00:00:00
Lecture 74 – Hiragana Practice: Ya, Yu, Yo 00:00:00
Lecture 75 – Hiragana Reading: Ya, Yu, Yo 00:00:00
Section 10 - At A Cafe
Lecture 76 – Vocabulary: Cafe 00:00:00
Lecture 77 – 1 Coffee, 2 Coffees, 3 Coffees… 00:00:00
Lecture 78 – Making Your Order 00:00:00
Lecture 79 – Hiragana Practice: Ra, Ri, Ru, Re, Ro 00:00:00
Lecture 80 – Hiragana Reading: Ra, Ri, Ru, Re, Ro 00:00:00
Lecture 81: Hitoyasumi: Eating In Japan 00:00:00
Section 11 - Languages
Lecture 82 – This Is ‘Camera’ In Japanese 00:00:00
Lecture 83 – Activity: Show Off Your Language Skills! 00:00:00
Lecture 84 – How Do You Say “Water” In Japanese 00:00:00
Lecture 85 – Activity: Ask For Translations! 00:00:00
Lecture 86: Hiragana Practice: Wa, Wo, N 00:00:00
Lecture 87: Hiragana Reading: Wa, Wo, N 00:00:00

Course Review


14 Ratings
  1. Anonymous




  2. Anonymous

    Japanese for Beginners


    This was a great course. I appreciated the repetitions of phrase or words and the clear pronunciations. You can really get the hang of saying what can be complicated phrases.

  3. Anonymous

    Exactly What I Needed:


    I’ve only known few Japanese phrases for the past 5 years. For example I knew excuse me, I’m sorry, hello etc. I have always wanted to learn an extra language and I wanted a challenge. It took me about 3 months to complete this course, but it can definitely be completed sooner if not procrastinating. I have finally memorized hiragana, and I can’t wait to learn katakana and (hopefully) some kanji. I can now speak simple sentences for everyday life. I do wish, however, we learned better conversational phrases like how to make a friend and create small talk.
    If you do want to master the complete Japanese Language I recommend this to practice studying and go over basics. This course cannot fully teach you Japanese and I hope that after completing this course, more people will go off and keep learning.
    The hardest part (for me) to learn was the numbers. I thought it was very complicated and out of place, especially when learning the days of the month first.
    I still keep studying numbers and using a separate website, I created study cards and study about 10 times a week for at least 30 minutes based off of every unit.
    Anyone who begs to learn Japanese and doesn’t know where to start, should start here for a great experience and will be able to create a great schedule and keep feeling motivated.

  4. Anonymous
    Malika Bousbaine August 19, 2019 at 14:00 PM

    great course


    I am glad I have taken this course. She made it interested and the exercises help consolidate what has been learned.

  5. Anonymous
    Joanna Kubica May 28, 2018 at 11:20 AM

    Very well constructed course


    Super easy to navigate. Lessons are short and not overwhelming. I am very satisfied with this course.


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