How to Read Japanese for Impatient People

The good stuff now. Boring stuff later. Get a taste of useful Japanese in print,video, and the Internet TODAY!
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  • Lectures 27
  • Contents Video: 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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About This Course

Published 11/2013 English

Course Description

This course is for the impatient person who wants to use Japanese today when reading magazines,Internet sites,manga,signs,etc. Additionally, this course could be useful for fans of Japanese tv shows and movies. I will teach the student a basic strategy in reading and understanding Japanese today.

This course includes videos and print-outs. I estimate that this course will take about a month to complete.

In the course, the student can expect an overview of the layout and patterns of magazines,manga,books,the Internet,DVD,food labels,signs.

What are the requirements?

  • paper,pencil,printer

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of the course, you will have various techniques in reading Japanese with ease. In this course, you will learn to read basic info on a magazine cover,how to use wikipedia in Japanese, and the benefits of an Ipod touch,Iphone for learning.

What is the target audience?

  • The Impatient beginner

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.

Curriculum

Section 1: Magazine Issue Dates and Basic Info
01:24

Learn the basics of how the month, day, and year are shown on Japanese magazines

00:37

More variations on month and year

00:42

Month,day, and year format for weekly magazine

03:02

All the examples from lectures 1 thru 3 handwritten-printout included

01:30

Here I philosophize on the benefits of using paper and pencil for your reading practice

01:44

Some tips on where to get various media for practice

01:06

The Ipod Touch/Iphone gives you the option to turn on the Japanese keyboard,making learning to read easier than ever

00:48

Step-by-step instructions to turn on the Japanese keyboard

03:20

This is my big-picture framework that brings visual clarity to the language

01:08

Introduction to wa, ga, ni, no, wo

02:08

Writing demo of wa, and a visual

02:15

Writing demo of ga, and a visual

02:12

Writing demo of ni, and a visual

01:54

Writing demo of no, and a visual

01:40

Writing demo of wo, and a visual

01:27

A look at a Japanese sentence seen in a magazine

01:52

Use a pencil(or highlighter) to circle wa, ga, ni, no, and wo in every sentence you encounter

02:54

I give a brief intro on how I go about drawing the Frequent Five encountered in a sentence

02:11

See the clues in a sentence that tell you if you're looking at a verb

Section 2: The Internet
01:52

See how Google Translate is a tool for reading websites fast.

01:11

The Yellow Highlighter matches words between English and Japanese;it also gives you a sense of word order.

01:32

Another feature of Google Translate is the ability to write the Japanese characters using a mouse. You save paper, and get an instant translation of the printed text found in magazines,mangas, and books.

01:37

Good websites to get your feet wet in the world of online reading.

00:56

One of the very first words you'll bump into online is SEARCH.

01:45

Methods that make it easier to think about the 3 ways of writing Japanese.

05:10

Learn this skill to spell kanji from memory.

00:23

An over-looked truth about Japanese and other languages.

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Instructor Biography

NEMY AIMABLE, Mostly self-taught instructor

For about 10 years,I've been a student of the Japanese language. I want to show students how to get a working knowledge of Japanese TODAY! My Japanese is primarily self-taught,with a few university courses under my belt.

When I started out on the road to Japanese mastery,it was full of long, winding paths and blind alleyways. But I kept searching for better and faster methods to fluency. This course is the fruits of my labor. Enjoy!

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