START SPEAKING JAPANESE IN 1 MONTH
You will learn the basics of Japanese language. This is your perfect start to learning Japanese if you are not sure how to go about it. This is an approximately 6 hour long course and should take around a month to complete if you study it half an hour every day. Everything you need to understand and master basic level Japanese is in this course!
100% TAUGHT BY A NATIVE
This course is entirely taught by myself, a native speaker in Japanese, which means a lot when it comes to language learning. A native speaker knows all the tricks and shortcuts: what to prioritise, what is easily misunderstood, what is "textbook Japanese" that sounds unnatural, and what should be focused to be a better Japanese speaker.
LEARN SMART WITH EFFECTIVE METHODS
The Curriculum is based on the best methods (from my years of teaching) to teach Japanese to complete beginners. The truth is, a lot of Japanese tutorials and courses out there do not teach the language the way beginners should be approaching it. What beginners are exposed to at the beginning of learning a new language is very important in language learning (similar to sports) because it SHAPES your general thinking and attitude towards the language. For example, if you learn Romaji (English representation of Japanese letters) and become accustomed to using it instead of Hiragana. Many things that follow will go wrong, such as pronunciation, punctuation etc, when you learn more advanced Japanese because you started wrong.
A good balance of the 3 elements in language learning is also crucial in making smooth progressions. From my experience of teaching beginners, it's proven that the best method is one that emphasises the balance of grammar-example-practice. And this course teaches you in exactly that manner.
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UPON COMPLETION YOU WILL BE ABLE TO
This course will provide you the best foundation so you are learning the basics correctly and starting their Japanese study on the right path.
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Hello everyone, I was born and raised in Japan, and recently moved overseas in order to study at university abroad.
Teaching Japanese has always been one of my interests since I came to New Zealand because I was really amazed when I found out how popular Japanese anime, manga, food etc are overseas all over the world. I also came across a lot of people who would like to get to know more about Japan and learn Japanese. Being a bilingual native Japanese speaker, I decided to teach Japanese in my free time. I used a tutor matching website to find students who were interested in Japanese tuition. I have been doing 1 on 1 tutoring for many years.
Being a native speaker, I will focus on providing you with lessons and guidance that are useful and effective in real-life situations where you need to speak/listen/read Japanese, such as conversations in Japanese in different contexts, watching Japanese movies, anime, reading manga, viewing Japanese websites and so on. I can give you tips and advice on the common mistakes foreigners make, the differences between what you learn 'on book' and what actually happens in Japan, so you know you are spending your time and effort on the 'right' things.
Now that I have some experience in teaching, I want to take my Japanese teaching to the next step and reach a wider audience, hence the reason I chose Udemy.