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
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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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.

Who is the target audience?

  • The Impatient beginner

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Magazine Issue Dates and Basic Info

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


More variations on month and year


Month,day, and year format for weekly magazine


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


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


Some tips on where to get various media for practice


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


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


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


Introduction to wa, ga, ni, no, wo


Writing demo of wa, and a visual


Writing demo of ga, and a visual


Writing demo of ni, and a visual


Writing demo of no, and a visual


Writing demo of wo, and a visual


A look at a Japanese sentence seen in a magazine


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


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


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

Section 2: The Internet

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


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


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.


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


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


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


Learn this skill to spell kanji from memory.


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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