Comprehensive Essential Japanese for Beginners
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Comprehensive Essential Japanese for Beginners

Speak natural sounding Japanese confidently
4.4 (36 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
2,680 students enrolled
Created by Richard Heiney
Last updated 6/2016
Current price: $10 Original price: $145 Discount: 93% off
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  • 7.5 hours on-demand video
  • 48 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Introduce themselves properly
  • Ask where somebody is from and how to answer
  • Ask someone's name without offending them
  • Appropriately reply to a compliment given by a Japanese person
  • Ask for directions and giving them
  • Orient themselves around Japanese numbers
  • Invite someone for food or drinks
  • Handle purchasing things in a Japanese store
  • Tell time in Japanese
  • Speak correctly without sounding like a foreigner
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  • Nothing really. Just keep an open mind and be willing to accept different way of thinking.

This course is about polite beginner level Japanese with distinct emphasis on correct and natural sounding speech.

We take great care to address and explain all the tiny differences between various words and particles which is a big thing in Japanese but it's being ignored in most modern courses and textbooks.

The English used in this course is basic and casual so even if you're not native speaker you should be just fine. You don't need to be expert in anything to understand the content of this course.

The course is mainly text-showing videos so that you get to both hear and see the words we're teaching you so that you remember everything better. Not much of a face-cam through out the course.

We provide ANKI flashcards which you can download for each unit. This way you can review the vocab at your own convenience either on your PC, laptop, or even phone.

You can complete the course in 2 to 4 weeks depending how many units a day you do. There is 25 units (17 min each give or take).

You should take this course if you're looking for a natural sounding Japanese, that was approved by native Japanese speakers!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is meant for complete beginners, guiding them through everything step-by-step. If you can already speak some Japanese this course will help you understand the exact differences between various particles and fix any bad habits you might have but you won't probably learn a lot of new vocab.
  • No prior knowledge of Japanese language is necessary
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Curriculum For This Course
28 Lectures
Module 0 - Introduction
3 Lectures 26:01

How to get the maximum out of this course

ANKI Tutorial - How to use the flashcards
Module 1 - Talking about yourself
5 Lectures 01:15:55

Unit 3 - Your Japanese is good, isn't it

Unit 4 - Hi, my name is Bob Bobson. Nice to meet you!

Unit 5 - Where are you from?
Module 2 - Shopping
5 Lectures 01:27:30
Unit 6 - I will go shopping.

Unit 7 - I want to buy souvenirs

Unit 8 - Numbers 1 - 10

Unit 9 - How much is this?

Unit 10 - I want to buy a Japanese toy for a friend
Module 3 - Restaurant
5 Lectures 01:21:56
Unit 11 - Won't we eat lunch together?

Unit 12 - I know a good restaurant

Unit 13 - Numbers 11 - 99

Unit 14 - I'll have tea

Unit 15 - I want to drink beer together with a Japanese friend
Module 4 - Directions
5 Lectures 01:26:34
Unit 16 - Please go straight ahead

Unit 17 - It's that way

Unit 18 - Numbers 100 - 999

Unit 19 - The bar is over there

Unit 20 - Please turn right. The pharmacy will be on your left side
Module 5 - Time
5 Lectures 01:27:21
Unit 21 - When did you come to Japan?

Unit 22 - What time is it now?

Unit 23 - I'll meet Mr. Tanaka at 7 o'clock

Unit 24 - As for tonight, that store is closed

Unit 25 - Why? Because...
About the Instructor
Richard Heiney
4.6 Average rating
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Hypnotist, Coach, Language Teacher

I'm a highly trained hypnotist and coach.

An expert at stop smoking for middle aged people who smoke two or more packs a day and tried to quit a couple times in the past and failed.

I like to call myself "hypnotist without borders" since my office is online and I accept people from any country, ethnicity, or culture.

It is my mission to be a force of good in this world using the skills which I've obtained through hundreds of hours of training with the top trainers of this age.

My online programs have reached thousands of people in 127 countries.

It would be my pleasure to share with you knowledge of the power of your mind so that you can easily realize you can accomplish anything.

Other than that I have great passion for languages - especially Japanese and Chinese.

I've been involved with Japanese since 2008 and I teach beginners on the internet with my Japanese friend.

I plan on releasing a Chinese course in the future as well.

I'm involved with other interesting stuff as well but I'm not ready to teach that just yet, but you stay tuned in because it's going to be worth the while :)