Speak, Listen, Read, Write JAPANESE for Beginners!
It’s quite common when learning a language that you suddenly realize you have knowledge in it, but you can’t actually use it. You become frustrated by this realization. After all, there’s no point in knowing a language if you can’t utilize to communicate! This course prevents such problems from arising, and offers complete beginners a great way to start learning Japanese. It’s a unique experience in which you can practice using Japanese in many realistic examples and situations.
Master Introductory Level Japanese With A Fun, Interactive Course!
Realistic Exercises to Prepare You for Actual Use
Lots of Opportunities to Work With Your Fellow Learners
Useful Resources to Aid You in Your Learning
Minimal Use of English to Ensure Maximum Exposure to Japanese
This course will equip you all of the basic Japanese language skills you need!
I designed this course with an emphasis on “can-do”. This means every section, every lesson has a specific goal in terms of what you’ll be able to do upon completing them. After all, learning a language is pretty pointless if you can’t utilize it in real life!
Another great thing about this course is that you can have a step-by-step learning experience. Each lesson is kept short, so that you can concentrate on bite-sized contents at a time. This helps you acquire each skill completely before you move on to learning the next. No fears of being left behind in this class!
Lastly, this course encourages active learning. You’ll be playing an active role in this class, instead of just watching me lecture. Keeping your brain active at all times is the best way to learn!
What are the requirements?
Participation in Classroom Activities – Let’s have fun together, and create a wonderful learning environment!
English Skills – We will discuss most of the grammar in English
What am I going to get from this course?
Give simple self-introductions
Talk about your hobbies
Ask for simple directions
Order at a restaurant/ cafe
Ask for translations
What is the target audience?
This course is perfect for mainly two types of people
1. Complete beginners who want to learn Japanese seriously: If you want to continue studying to a point where you can communicate in Japanese as fluently as you can, this course is great for you. You will build a strong foundation that will support you throughout your Japanese learning journey
2. Complete beginners who want to learn as a hobby, or for travel purposes: This course covers only the basics. Once you complete this course, you’ll have just enough Japanese to communicate the simplest things. You’ll also learn useful vocabulary and phrases that will help you a lot as a tourist in Japan!
|Section 1: Before you Begin|
Before You Start…
The One Thing You Should Take Advantage Of
Studying the 46 Hiragana Characters
Probably the Most Important Lessons in This Course
How to Get Some Help…
Hitoyasumi, Because Studying Can Be Tiring
|Section 2: Hajimemashite|
Activity: Introduce Yourself to Your Fellow Classmates!
May I Have Your Name?
Activity: Share Your Nationality With Your Students!
Your Country is…?
My Occupation… Step 1
Occupation… Step 2
What’s Your Occupation?
Grammar: What is “wa” and “desu” ?
Yes & No
Activity: Please, say YES!
Hiragana Practice: A, I, U, E, O
Hiragana Reading: A, I, U, E, O
Hiragana Writing: A, I, U, E, O
Hitoyasumi: Names in Japan
|Section 3: Using Numbers|
Activity: Share Your Age With Your Classmates!
Hiragana Practice: Ka, Ki, Ku, Ke, Ko
Hiragana Reading: Ka, Ki, Ku, Ke, Ko
Hiragana Writing: Ka, Ki, Ku, Ke, Ko
|Section 4: Dates and Birthdays|
Days of the Month Part 1
Days of the Month Part 2
When’s Your Birthday?
Activity: Ask Your Classmates and Find Someone Who Shares Your Birthday!
Grammar: An Introduction to Particles, and a Review of ‘no’
Grammar: A Question on…. Questions
Activity! : Guess Who?
Activity! : Now It’s Your Turn to Say “Guess Who?”
Hiragana Practice: Sa, Shi, Su Se, So
Hiragana Reading: Sa, Shi, Su, Se, So
Hiragana Writing: Sa, Shi, Su, Se, So
|Section 5: Getting to Know You a Little Bit Better….|
My Hobby is…
I Actually Have More Than One Hobby!
What’s Your Hobby?
Activity: Get to Know Your Classmates Better By Discussing Hobbies!
Hiragana Practice: Ta, Chi, Tsu, Te, To
Hiragana Reading: Ta, Chi, Tsu, Te, To
Hiragana Writing: Ta, Chi, Tsu, Te, To
Hitoyasumi: The Secrets to Bowing
|Section 6: Places Places Places!|
The Museum is Here.
To Be Polite…
Hiragana Practice: Na, Ni, Nu, Ne, No
Hiragana Reading: Na Ni, Nu, Ne, No
Hiragana Writing: Na, Ni, Nu, Ne, No
|Section 7: Inside a Department Store|
Vocabulary: Department Store
Cameras are on the 3rd floor…
Activity: Your Favorite Store
Hiragana Practice: Ha, Hi, Fu, He, Ho
Hiragana Reading: Ha, Hi, Fu He, Ho
Hiragana Writing: Ha, Hi, Fu, He, Ho
|Section 8: Describing Objects|
This is a camera.
What is this?
It’s not just a camera, it’s a camera by Canon!
What brand is this? Where was it made in?
Activity! : Talk About Your Belongings
This is a camera made by Canon VS This camera is a camera made by Canon.
Hiragana Practice: Ma, Mi, Mu, Me, Mo
Hiragana Reading: Ma, Mi, Mu, Me, Mo
Hiragana Writing: Ma, Mi, Mu, Me, Mo
|Section 9: Shopping! <3|
Numbers 10000 –
Activity: Online Shopping!
How Much is This?
Please, Give Me This!
Conversation Practice… Practice Shopping in Japanese!
Please, Give Me This Also!
Conversation Practice… Practice Shopping in Japanese Part 2!
Grammar: Two New Particles, ‘wo’ and ‘mo’
Hmm… I guess I’m Not Going to Buy This…
Activity: At a Japanese Department Store
Hiragana Practice: Ya, Yu, Yo
Hiragana Reading: Ya, Yu, Yo
Hiragana Writing: Ya, Yu, Yo
|Section 10: At a Cafe|
1 Coffee, 2 Coffees, 3 Coffees…
Making Your Order
Hiragana Practice: Ra, Ri, Ru, Re, Ro
Hiragana Reading: Ra, Ri, Ru, Re, Ro
Hiragana Writing: Ra, Ri, Ru, Re, Ro
Hitoyasumi: Eating in Japan
|Section 11: Languages|
“This is ‘camera’ in Japanese.”
Activity: Show Off Your Language Skills!
How Do You Say ‘Water’ in Japanese?
Activity: Ask for Translations!
Hiragana Practice: Wa, Wo, N
Hiragana Reading: Wa, Wo, N
Hiragana Writing: Wa, Wo, N
Nodoka Fujitani, Japanese Language Teacher
Nodoka is a 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.
Nodoka believes that the best teachers are there to support their students, no matter what! Any problems you may have, you can trust her to help you through them. She will never give up on you!
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!
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All level
- Language English
- Students 2534
- Assessments Self