Get Fluent and Confident in JAPANESE
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Get Fluent and Confident in JAPANESE

Learn the basics from a native speaker. Learn it right and speak with confidence.
3.5 (33 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.
383 students enrolled
Created by Hikari Chin
Last updated 7/2015
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Includes:
  • 6 hours on-demand video
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Write and read Japanese characters
  • Write and speak basic Japanese phrases
  • Pronounce Japanese correctly and fluently
  • Develop listening skills by learning how a native speaker talks
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Requirements
  • Passion and motivation to embark on this journey!
Description

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.

RECOMMENDED FOR THOSE

  • Who are considering studying Japanese but unsure where to start
  • Unsure about the things taught by non-native instructors in other courses
  • Want to be taught by a native, experienced instructor who helps you to achieve the correct pronunciation and guides you to learn Japanese the right way

UPON COMPLETION YOU WILL BE ABLE TO

  • Read, write & pronounce all Hiragana & Katakana characters correctly
  • How to pronounce Japanese phrases like a native
  • Introduction to Kanji basics and concepts
  • Use 50+ Japanese words fluently in real-life situations
  • Listen and understand native-speed Japanese speeches
  • Develop an ability to think in Japanese to some extent
  • Introduce yourself and others in Japanese
  • Describe and discuss about various objects and things around you
  • Talk about what is happening and what you or others do/have done
  • Ask simple questions on above topics in Japanese
  • Lastly, but most IMPORTANTLY, learn how to study Japanese the correct way

This course will provide you the best foundation so you are learning the basics correctly and starting their Japanese study on the right path.

Who is the target audience?
  • You want to master the BASICS of Japanese language
  • You want a native teacher to advise you on how to learn Japanese the right and efficient way
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Curriculum For This Course
78 Lectures
06:12:38
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Introduction
1 Lecture 08:00
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Japanese Writing System
26 Lectures 03:08:20
Japanese writing system
01:06



1) Vowels
05:57


3) Fundamental Hiragana (part 2)
12:38

4) Pronounce Japanese R
10:14

5) Pronounce し (shi) and ち (chi)
03:37

6) Diacritics in Hiragana
15:32

7) Small やゆよ (ya yu yo)
09:54

8) Small つ (tsu)
03:18

Put your Hiragana knowledge to use with these greeting phrases

9) Japanese greeting
03:40

Katakana
09:28

Write Hiragana by hand
01:39

1) あ&か column
12:32

2) さ&た column
09:29

3) な&ま column
09:45

4) は column
05:01

8) Last 3 columns
09:38

Write Katakana by Hand
02:11

1) ア&カ column
08:09

2) サ&タ column
07:22

3) ナ&ハ column
06:17

4) マ&ヤ column
05:04

5) Last 2 columns
05:25

Kanji
07:49
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Introduce Things
18 Lectures 01:09:49

Familiarise yourself with these words for this section

Vocabulary
1 page

Topic Sentence: "I am a student"
05:18

1) Particles & です (desu)
06:25

2) Formality & Negative State-of-being
08:05

Topic Sentence: "He is my father"
02:47

1) Pronoun
10:00

2) の Particle
03:28


1) Demonstrative Pronoun ("that" and "this")
04:48

2) Possessive Pronoun ("yours" and "mine")
03:51

Topic Sentence: "That is my office"
01:20

1) Demonstrative Pronoun II
05:20

Topic Sentence: "He was my boss"
02:57

Past State-of-being
02:17

Topic Sentence: "This was not my room"
02:43

Negative Past State-of-being
03:28


Exercise: Listening
02:13
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Describe Things
12 Lectures 31:39
Vocabulary
1 page

Topic Sentence: "He is an intelligent teacher"
03:02

Adjective
04:32

Topic Sentence: "Tennis was fun"
01:16

Conjugation
05:49

Topic Sentence: "Their performance was good"
01:22

Conjugation II
01:18

Topic Sentence: "His voice is quite loud"
01:14

1) Formal Statement
04:46

2) Adverb
04:12

Exercise: Writing & Speaking
01:38

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Talk About Actions
14 Lectures 59:40

Topic Sentence: "I drink coffee everyday"
05:33

1) を Particle
08:04

2) Verb Tense I
10:05

3) Verb Tense II
14:59

4) Verb Tense III
06:22

Topic Sentence: "I am coming tomorrow"
01:46

1) Future Tense
02:12

2) Irregular verb
02:12

3) Adverb II
01:34

Topic Sentence: "She ate breakfast quickly"
01:24

Adverb III
02:31

Exercise: Writing & Speaking
01:30

Exercise: Listening
01:28
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Ask About Something/Someone
7 Lectures 11:10
Vocabulary
1 page


Interrogative State-of-being
02:16

Topic Sentence: "Did he buy a new car?"
00:56

Interrogative Verb
01:25

Exercise: Writing & Speaking
01:54

Exercise: Listening
02:13
About the Instructor
Hikari Chin
3.5 Average rating
33 Reviews
383 Students
1 Course
Native Japanese speaker & Japanese tutor

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.