Easy Japanese for 48 hours in Tokyo
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Easy Japanese for 48 hours in Tokyo

Picture yourself in Tokyo for a busy weekend. I’ll teach you Japanese language, culture and the best places to shop!
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Created by Mami Chan
Last updated 8/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 45 Articles
  • 16 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn 250 Japanese words and phrases for everyday conversation
  • Name some popular Japanese gifts and souvenirs
  • Introduce yourself in Japanese and ask about other people
  • Learn days of the week, telling the time and arrange the place to meet
  • Talk about your family and describe family events in Japanese
  • Discover life in Japan through my photos, experiences and stories.
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Requirements
  • A passion for learning about Japanese language and life in Japan
  • If English isn’t your first language, don’t worry! I speak slowly and clearly.
  • No prior experience required, just a quiet place to listen to my Japanese language audio clips
Description

This course takes you to Japan for an imaginary 48 hours of shopping and socialising. I'll be your teacher and guide as we discover the beauty of Japanese Language & Culture.

Imagine a busy weekend in Tokyo. Time rushes by quickly and there’s so much to do – meet some friends, family and hit the department stores for sales and bargains!

In my language & culture course I guide you through a busy weekend in Tokyo! You start by learning language to introduce yourself, talking about your family and arranging where and when to meet. Next, you head to the stores, do some clothes shopping, buy gifts for your friends and talk to the shop assistant.

And my culture notes make the whole experience more real with videos, photos and my tips for the best places to shop in Tokyo.

This course is great for absolute beginners

Especially if English is not your first language - I speak clearly and slowly!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is best suited for absolute beginners - no experience is required
  • I focus on practical Japanese words and sentences, not complicated things like sentence structure and grammar.
  • It’s great for people planning a holiday or studying Japanese language for fun
  • Anyone who wants to show off their Japanese in front of family and friends!
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Curriculum For This Course
104 Lectures
02:08:48
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Welcome
2 Lectures 01:34

Hi! My name is Mami.

These lessons will focus on everything you need for 48 hours in Tokyo.

My course is great for anyone wanting to quickly learn Japanese. I focus on practical words and sentences for everyday conversation. I don’t go into detail about complicated things like sentence structure and grammar. This makes my course ideal for absolute beginners!

And I'll guide you every step of the way. 

My culture notes give you more background to the language you learn. Here I share my experiences of life in Japan and you'll discover some exciting places to visit and sights to see!

Thank you for choosing to study with me.

Preview 00:55
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Polite Conversation - with Mam!
10 Lectures 09:55



Class Activity - Pleasantries
00:12


Class Activity – Greetings & Goodbyes
00:11

Day 1 – 10:30am
00:25

Asking for help
02:22

Asking for help
3 questions

Useful Words
01:53

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Introductions & Greetings
8 Lectures 11:16

In this lesson we practice introducing ourselves and talking to people

We will learn:

  • How to introduce yourself
  • Asking about other people
  • Describing your hobbies

Don’t forget – you can pause the video if you need more time to practice.

The important thing is how much you learn, not how quickly you learn!

Lesson Overview: Introductions & Greetings
00:43

Day 1 – 11:00am
00:31

How to Introduce Yourself
02:29

How to Introduce Yourself
3 questions

Day 1 – 12:00pm
00:19

Asking About Other People
02:25

Asking About Other People
3 questions

Day 1 – 12:30pm
00:23

Hobbies
04:15

Hobbies
3 questions

Class Activity – Introductions & Greetings
00:10
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Talking About Your Family
10 Lectures 12:49

Welcome back everyone. In this lesson we focus on family life.

Topics include:

  • Your Family
  • Talking About Your Family
  • Family Events
  • Describing Family Events

Look out for my culture notes to find out about life growing up in Japan.

Lesson Overview: Talking About Your Family
00:36

Day 1 – 1:00pm
00:29

Your Family
02:48

Class Activity – Your Family
00:08

Talking About Your Family
02:17

Class Activity – Talking About Your Family
00:12

Day 1 – 3:00pm
00:42

Family Events
02:15

Family Events
3 questions

Describing Family Events
03:09

Class Activity – Describing Family Events
00:11
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Days of the Week & Telling the Time
6 Lectures 08:09

This lesson is all about Japanese words for days of the week and telling the time.

We will discuss:-

  • Days of the Week
  • Counting from 1 - 12
  • Telling the Time
  • Planning your day

 

And see my study tips for advice and guidance for learning online. 

Lesson Overview: Days of the Week & Telling the Time
00:36

Day 1 – 4:00pm
00:25

Days of the Week
02:13

Class Activity – Days of the Week
00:11

Telling the Time
02:48

Telling the Time
3 questions

Plan your day
01:56

Plan your day
3 questions
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Arranging Where & When to Meet
7 Lectures 10:56

So, now we know some Japanese words for days of the week and telling the time.

It’s time to put this to good use and arrange to meet with people! 

In this lesson we discuss:

  • Arranging the Time & Place
  • Meeting Up
  • Help if you're running late
  • Wishing your friends well

Remember – learning online means you can study at a pace that suits you. No need to rush!

Lesson Overview: Arranging Where & When to Meet
00:40

Day 1 – 5.00pm
00:19

Arranging the Time & Place
02:27

​Class Activity – Arranging the Time & Place
00:09

Meeting Up
02:59

Meeting Up
3 questions

Help if you're running late
02:16

Help if you're running late
3 questions

Wishing your friends well
02:05

Wishing your friends well
3 questions
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Counting Money
4 Lectures 04:47
Day 2 – 9:00am
00:26

So, now we know some Japanese words for days of the week and telling the time.

It’s time to put this to good use and arrange to meet with people! 

In this lesson we discuss:

  • Arranging the Time & Place
  • Meeting Up
  • Help if you're running late
  • Wishing your friends well

Remember – learning online means you can study at a pace that suits you. No need to rush!

Lesson Overview: Counting Money
00:34

Counting Money
03:34

Counting Money
3 questions

Class Activity – Counting Money
00:12
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Clothes Shopping
11 Lectures 13:05

It’s time for SHOPPING!  

We start with a visit to the clothes shop.

This lesson will cover:

  • Types of Clothes
  • Describing Your Clothes
  • What’s On Trend

Remember - learning Japanese takes time!

Lesson Overview: Clothes Shopping
00:37

Day 2 – 9:30am
00:27

Clothes Shops
01:48

Class Activity – Clothes Shops
00:13

Day 2 – 10:00am
00:37

Types of Clothes
02:04

Class Activity – Types of Clothes
00:08

Describing Your Clothes
03:04

Class Activity – Describing Your Clothes
00:07

Day 2 – 12:30pm
00:36

What’s On Trend
03:21

What’s On Trend
3 questions
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Talking to the shop assistant
6 Lectures 07:15

Hello again.

In this lesson we practise talking to the shop assistant.

Topics include:

  • Browsing for Clothes
  • The Fitting Room
  • The Shop Assistant

See my culture notes for my recommendations for some of the best places to shop in Tokyo!

Lesson Overview: Talking to the shop assistant
00:34

Day 2 – 1:10pm
00:38

Browsing for Clothes
02:10

Browsing for Clothes
3 questions

The Fitting Room
01:53

The Fitting Room
3 questions

The Shop Assistant
01:50

The Shop Assistant
3 questions

Class Activity – Talking to the Shop Assistant
00:09
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Shopping for gifts
8 Lectures 11:04

Here we focus on buying some Japanese gifts and souvenirs.

You will learn about:

  • Sales & Discounts
  • Traditional Japanese Gifts
  • Paying at the Checkout
  • Returning an item

Enjoy the lesson!

Lesson Overview: Shopping for gifts
00:28

Day 2 – 3:20pm
00:44

Sales & Discounts
02:24

Sales & Discounts
3 questions

Traditional Japanese Gifts
02:07

Traditional Japanese Gifts
3 questions

Day 2 – 3:30pm
00:36

Paying at the Checkout
01:57

Paying at the Checkout
3 questions

Returning an item
02:16

Returning an item
3 questions

Day 2 – 5:30pm
00:31
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About the Instructor
Mami Chan
5.0 Average rating
1 Review
836 Students
1 Course
Japanese teacher with 10 years experience

Welcome to my class! 

My name is Mami (pronounced ‘mammy’). I am a teacher with over 10 years experience of introducing newcommers to Japanese language and culture.

I grew up in Hachioji, a peaceful area just west of central Tokyo. Like much of Japan, Hachioji is surrounded by mountains, giving outstanding views of the city below!

I now live in the UK with my husband. He builds online courses for a big northern university. Together we developed this course to share my experiences and knowledge.

Thank you for choosing to study Japanese language and culture with me!


Teacher, Tokyo-girl, Mum - Mami Chan