Comprehensive Essential Japanese for Beginners

Speak natural sounding Japanese confidently
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Instructed by Richard Heiney Language / Japanese
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  • Lectures 28
  • Length 7.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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About This Course

Published 5/2016 English

Course Description

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!

What are the requirements?

  • Nothing really. Just keep an open mind and be willing to accept different way of thinking.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

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

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Module 0 - Introduction
How to get the maximum out of this course
ANKI Tutorial - How to use the flashcards
Section 2: Module 1 - Talking about yourself
Unit 1 - Are you Japanese?
Unit 2 - I can speak Japanese a little
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?
Section 3: Module 2 - Shopping
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
Section 4: Module 3 - Restaurant
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
Section 5: Module 4 - Directions
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
Section 6: Module 5 - Time
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...

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Instructor Biography

Richard Heiney, Future polyglot, Japanese Language Teacher, Entrepreneur

What you need to know about me is that I have a great passion for languages.

It all started with Japanese. I’ve been “exposed” to Japanese for many many years (studied since 2008).

During these years I went through many different books and courses. To be frank I feel like they all lacked something. Every book inevitably made me go try a different one for one reason or another. Typically lack of detailed explanations.

I wasted a lot of time with countless books and courses, running around in circles. I don’t want other people to go through the same.

I spent about a year in Japan and realized Japanese doesn't need to be so confusing. In fact it makes perfect sense when explained right.

So my ambition is to create the best Japanese courses out there. Mainly, I want to focus on comprehensiveness, completion, and context.

And I have awesome native speakers to back me up!

Japanese is my third language. My fourth one being Mandarin Chinese.

All together I speak English, Czech, Japanese, and Chinese.

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