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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone interested in learning the Japanese language
  • Anyone interested in Haikus
  • Anyone interested in Japanese culture and geography

What you’ll learn: 

  • Haiku with commentary on meaning and vocabulary
  • Sentence pattern practice for everyday conversation – from patterns used in the haiku
  • Kanji, Chinese characters
  • Geographical and cultural notes
  • Biographical information on the poets


  • No prior knowledge is required to take this course.

This course uses haiku by well-known Japanese poets as a springboard for learning Japanese.

The course can be used as a supplement to traditional textbook-style courses. Learners of all levels will find something of value in the course though it would be most beneficial to upper beginner-intermediate learners. Two of the lessons are geared toward beginners and the rest are intermediate. Hiragana and Romaji are used throughout the slides. Kanji are accompanied by furigana.

Kanji learning includes a discussion of radicals in characters as well as stroke order. Vocabulary is expanded by introducing the Kanji in commonly used words.

The author of this course lived in Japan for seventeen years, teaching English while teaching herself Japanese. She passed the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, Level 1. She has a master’s degree in Chinese and Foreign Language Pedagogy from Indiana University. She created this course out of her love of Japanese language and culture, and her sincere desire to share her knowledge and experience of it. 

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have learned Japanese through Haikus.

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Course Curriculum

1h 12m

Section 1 - Course Lessons
1A – Expressing Quantity 00:00:00
1B – ばBa Form For Expressing ‘If’, ‘Should’, ‘Should Have’ 00:00:00
1C – Kanji 漢字 00:00:00
2A – Expressing ‘A Lot’ 00:00:00
2B – てTe Form For Combining Sentences 00:00:00
2C – Kanji 漢字 00:00:00
Supplementary Lesson – ばBa Form In Negative, てTe Form – More Uses 00:00:00
Additional Resources 00:00:00
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