If you found us because you want to learn Japanese online before flying over to Japan to get started teaching ESL or you just flat-out have an interest in the language, you can get a good start on basic Japanese right here.
In these lessons we put together a pile of Japanese tips, to get you started speaking Japanese in the most convenient way possible - learning Japanese online. Really it doesn't get much more convenient than that. Believe us when we tell you when the jet hits the tarmac in Narita airport in Tokyo, you'll be thanking us.
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Learn Japanese Online Lesson Index
We've put together some lessons on particles, sentence construction, adjective conjugation, basic Japanese used in the ESL classroom, study tips and test. Wait ...did I say "test"? ... uh... No. We mean... um.... opportunities to check how much stuff you remember.
Study tips. Tips for using flash cards. Strategies for using a text book. Practical advice for learning Japanese. If you're serious about studying Japanese, shave some time off your learning curve in this section.
Why Learn Japanese? Did you know that 10% of Japanese actually comes from English? Career advantages of learning Japanese online and a nice video from our newest Japanese partners Japanese Pod 101.Com. They offer free podcasts and an introduction to writing Japanese as kana or hiragana. Much more coming from them in future deals.
Core pronunciation of Japanese. Audio, files and more. Here we start with the most basic sounds of Japanese - Aa, Ee, Ii, Oo,Uu. Then build into compound sounds - Ka, Ke, Ki,Ko,Ku. Plus must know advice on the importance of proper Japanese pronunciation. Plus a nice video from Japanese Pod 101 for pronunciation practice.
A meaty review of Amazon's top selling, most highly rated basic Japanese grammar text on the market today. Used world wide both in private Japanese language schools and at the university level. If your looking to lock and load and take on the this monstrous language, here's a weapon you need to be packing.
Hiragana charts. In this lesson we'll look at hiragana the written language. We have some study charts including stroke orders for writing hiragana characters and some nice and dirt cheap posters from Amazon you can order to decorate your apartment or put over your study desk to keep you motivated.
15 of the most common Japanese greetings and audio video files.
Basic nouns explained. How to use them, sentence order for simple noun sentences. Get the bottom line and real meaning of the particle "wa". Plus vocabulary pumper section on colors.
Japanese Adjectives. 20 adjectives listed. All 'ii' ending type. Also examples of how to use adjectives in a sentence. How to make a negative sentence with Japanese adjectives. Plus an explanation on how to use 'ne' with adjectives.
Explanations of this and that. Clear explanations on how to use 'kono' and 'kore'. How their uses differ. Spatial differences of 'kono', 'sono' 'ano' and 'dono' explained. Plus an explanation on the particle 'ga'.
In this lesson you'll learn Japanese numbers, and how to modify nouns and say things like 'she's a cute girl.' Also an explanation on the attention grabbing particle 'Yo'.
In this meaty lesson, we'll learn Japanese verbs ending in 'eru' , 'iru'. and 'i' 'We will show you the fastest way to master multiple patterns by showing the verbs stem. Also a solid explanation on the hard to understand particle 'O' Plus we'll get into conjugation forms and how to say 'Please do (x). And we'll cover days of the week with the particle 'ni'.
Here, we'll cover negative sentences like 'It's not a dictionary'. We look at the differences of 'ja nai' and 'dewa arimasen'. Also tips on how to use 'san', 'chan' and 'kun'.
In this lesson we'll attack more Japanese adjectives - all na types. We'll also look at how to use desho and to top it all off we'll take a look at the differences between using "mono" and "koto".
Here, we'll look at irregular Japanese verbs (all 'u' ending types) and show you conjugations for these verbs. We'll also show how to use them in sentences. Also we'll show more uses of the particle 'ni'. Plus we'll cover months of the year with the particle 'ni' and seasons.
In this lesson we'll focus on 41 common Japanese phrases English teachers use in the classroom. We'll focus on phrases used in playing games, doing lessons and giving tests for children.
Japanese grammar videos. Here we have a ever growing collection of simple Japanese language videos with some added explanations on some of the more sticky grammatical points. The teacher is a native Japanese teacher.
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