Be Fluent & Confident in JAPANESE

Your shortcut to mastering Japanese language
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  • Lectures 78
  • Length 6 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 7/2015 English

Course Description

SPEAK JAPANESE LIKE A NATIVE IN A MONTH

In this course, you will learn the very basics of Japanese language. This is your perfect start to learning Japanese if you are not sure how to study 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: what's to be prioritised, what is easily misunderstood, what part is the "textbook Japanese" that doesn't sound natural or even used in real life.

LEARN SMART WITH EFFECTIVE METHODS

Curriculum was designed based on best methods (from years of teaching experience) to start studying Japanese. A lot of Japanese tutorials and courses out there do not teach the language effectively, such as too much grammar, no exercises to practise and use your brain to think in Japanese, and giving too many example phrases without any grammar.

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
  • have not learnt much from other courses
  • find other Japanese tutorials impractical & not very useful
  • want to be taught by a native who helps you to achieve the correct pronunciation

UPON COMPLETION YOU WILL BE ABLE TO

  • Read, write & pronounce all Hiragana & Katakana characters correctly
  • How to pronounce Japanese phrases naturally like a native
  • Understand how Kanji works
  • Fluently use 50+ Japanese vocabulary in real life situations and contexts
  • Listen and understand speedy 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
  • Get a sense of how Japanese can be studied effectively

This course can give you the best foundation and introduction for beginners so they are starting their Japanese study on the right path.

What are the requirements?

  • Nothing at all!
  • Download software required to view PDF files
  • Prepare a pen and paper to do the exercises

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Vocabulary list of 50+ words used in this course
  • Video lectures making up 99% of the course
  • Writing demonstrations
  • Speaking and writing exercises
  • Listening exercises
  • Lots of general tips on Japanese from experience

What is the target audience?

  • Those who have had little or no prior study in Japanese language
  • Those who have basic Japanese skills but wish to pronounce better and speak like a native
  • IS NOT for those who can already speak Japanese with some level of fluency

What you get with this course?

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

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
1-1 Structure of the course
08:00
Section 2: Japanese Writing System
2-1 Japanese writing system
01:06
2-2 Why you must learn Hiragana, not Romaji Japanese
Preview
03:34
2-3 Overview of Hiragana
09:09
2-3-1 Vowels
05:57
2-3-2 Fundamental Hiragana I
Preview
09:52
2-3-3 Fundamental Hiragana II
12:38
2-3-4 Pronounce Japanese R sound properly
10:14
2-3-5 Pronounce し (shi) and ち (chi) properly
03:37
2-3-6 Hiragana with diacritics
15:32
2-3-7 Small やゆよ (ya yu yo)
09:54
2-3-8 Small つ (tsu)
03:18
03:40

Put your Hiragana knowledge to use with these greeting phrases

2-4 Katakana
09:28
2-5 Write Hiragana by hand
01:39
2-5-1 あ&か column
12:32
2-5-2 さ&た column
09:29
2-5-3 な&ま column
09:45
2-5-4 はcolumn
05:01
2-5-8 Last 3 colmns
09:38
2-6 Write Katakana by hand
02:11
2-6-1 ア&カ column
08:09
2-6-2 サ&タ column
07:22
2-6-3 ナ&ハ column
06:17
2-6-4 マ&ヤ column
05:04
2-6-5 Last 2 columns
05:25
2-7 Kanji
07:49
Section 3: Introduce Things
1 page

Familiarise yourself with these words for this section

3-2 Topic: "I am a student"
05:18
3-2-1 Particles & です (desu)
06:25
3-2-2 Formality & negative state-of-being
08:05
3-3 Topic: "He is my father"
02:47
3-3-1 Pronoun
10:00
3-3-2 の (no) particle
03:28
3-4 Topic: "That car is mine"
Preview
00:57
3-4-1 "that" & "this" I
04:48
3-4-2 "yours" & "mine"
03:51
3-5 Topic: "That is my office"
01:20
3-5-1 "that" & "this" II
05:20
3-6 Topic: "He was my boss"
02:57
3-6-1 Past state-of-being
02:17
3-7 Topic: "This was not my room"
02:43
3-7-1 Negative past state-of-being
03:28
3-8 Exercise I Writing and speaking
03:52
3-9 Exercise II Listening
02:13
Section 4: Describe Things
4-1 Vocabulary
1 page
4-2 Topic: "He is an intelligent teacher"
03:02
4-2-1 Adjective
04:32
4-3 Topic: "Tennis was fun"
01:16
4-3-1 Conjugation of adjectives
05:49
4-4 Topic: "Their performance was good"
01:22
4-4-1 Conjugation exception
01:18
4-5 Topic: "His voice is quite loud"
01:14
4-5-1 Formal adjective statement
04:46
4-5-2 Adverb I
04:12
4-6 Exercise I Writing and speaking
01:38
4.7 Exercise II Listening
Preview
02:30
Section 5: Talk About Actions
5-1 Vocabulary
Preview
1 page
5-2 Topic: "I drink coffee everyday"
05:33
5-2-1 を (wo) particle & adverb
08:04
5-2-2 Verb tense I
10:05
5-2-3 Verb tense II
14:59
5-2-4 Verb tense III
06:22
5-3 Topic: "I am coming tomorrow"
01:46
5-3-1 Future tense of verbs
02:12
5-3-2 Irregular verb
02:12
5-3-3 Adverb II
01:34
5-4 Topic: "She ate breakfast quickly"
01:24
5-4-1 Adverb III
02:31
5-5 Exercise I Writing and speaking
01:30
5-6 Exercise II Listening
01:28
Section 6: Ask questions
6-1 Vocabulary
1 page
6-2 Topic: "Is that your house?"
Preview
02:26
6-2-1 Interrogative state-of-being
02:16
6-3 Topic: "Did he buy a new car?"
00:56
6-3-1 Interrogative verb
01:25
6-4 Exercise I Writing and speaking
01:54
6-5 Exercise II Listening
02:13

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Instructor Biography

Guang Chen, Native Japanese speaker & Japanese tutor

Hello everyone, I was raised in Japan and lived there until middle school graduation before I moved to New Zealand. I have lived in New Zealand ever since and I am currently an undergraduate student at the University of Auckland.

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 very popular website here in Auckland to find students that were interested in Japanese tuition. I have been doing 1 on 1 tutoring with people here in NZ for many years now.

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, which is the reason I chose Udemy.

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