Read and Write Japanese: Comprehensive Hiragana and Katakana
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Read and Write Japanese: Comprehensive Hiragana and Katakana

Complete step-by-step instruction on how to properly write Hiragana and Katakana the way it's taught in Japanese schools
4.5 (20 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.
1,312 students enrolled
Created by Richard Heiney
Last updated 8/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • 21 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • read and write Japanese Hiragana and Katakana
  • know over 300 words
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Requirements
  • No previous knowledge of Japanese language or anything really is necessary. Just English!
Description

The goal of this course is to teach you Hiragana and Katakana the RIGHT way. The way it's taught in Japanese schools.

This course is good for anyone interested in taking their Japanese to the next level. A lot of textbooks don't give exact instructions on how to write these characters. They just show you the character and expect you to figure out everything on your own.

The purpose of this course is to take different approach - to really walk you through all the characters while holding your hand (not in a weird way! :D )

Riko-chan - our native speaker - has been overseeing the entire course so all of the content is genuine. She also prepared practice sheets which you can use to improve your handwriting.

The entire course is basically a video course. Plus you're getting the mentioned practice sheets in JPG format which you can print out.

In Module 1 we'll teach you Hiragana.

In Module 2 we'll move onto Katakana, and we'll show you how to write your name in Japanese.

In Bonus Module we'll teach you 22 Kanji characters (numbers 1-10, and the 12 Animals of the Japanese Zodiac).

Throughout the course we'll teach you well over 300 words.

Flashcards to help you practice reading the characters are available for downloading as well.

Anyone aiming to write correctly, be able to read manga (world-wide popular Japanese comic books), children's books and eventually novels and newspapers will benefit greatly from this course.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course aims to familiarize students with Japanese Hiragana and Katakana and provide vocab and practice sheets prepared by native speaker for practice of learned characters.
  • This course is perfect for beginners
  • Advanced students may find our detailed instructions for writing Hiragana and Katakana useful.
  • This course is not suitable for people looking to a learn a lot of Kanji characters.
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Curriculum For This Course
48 Lectures
04:56:21
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Module 0 - Introduction
4 Lectures 30:03

Introduction to Kana
04:58

Things you should know before you start
15:04

You can download the flashcards under "Resources" of this video

ANKI Tutorial - How to use the flashcards
04:21
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Module 1 - Hiragana
22 Lectures 01:36:30


3. さしすせそ
05:06

4. たちつてと
04:39

5. なにぬねの
05:27

6. はひふへほ
05:44

7. まみむめも
04:14

8. らりるれろ
04:29

9. やゆよ・わを・ん
05:23

10. がぎぐげご
03:26

11. ざじずぜぞ
03:35

12. だぢづでど
03:55

13. ばびぶべぼ
03:18

14. ぱぴぷぺぽ
05:01

15. きゃきゅきょ・ぎゃぎゅぎょ
04:38

16. しゃしゅしょ・じゃじゅじょ
05:08

17. ちゃちゅちょ
02:21

18. にゃにゅにょ
03:35

19. みゃみゅみょ
03:48

20. ひゃひゅひょ・びゃびゅびょ・ぴゃぴゅぴょ
07:28

21. りゃりゅりょ
02:51

22. っ
02:04
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Module 2 - Katakana
19 Lectures 02:00:23
0. Introduction to Katakana
06:46

1. アイウエオ
05:31

2. カキクケコ
05:12

3. サシスセソ
05:34

4. タチツテト
05:12

5. ナニヌネノ
04:53

6. ハヒフヘホ・バビブベボ・パピプペポ
05:16

7. マミムメモ
04:55

8. ラリルレロ
03:55

9. ヤユヨ・ワヲ・ン
06:03

10. シェチェズィ
03:36

11. ツァツィツェツォ
03:33

12. ティディトゥドゥ
02:57

13. ファフィフェフォ
02:38

14. ウィウェウォ
02:53

15. ヴァヴィヴヴェヴォ
03:47

16. Supplementary Information
14:49

17. Comparing Characters
14:42

18. English Names
18:11
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Module 3 - Bonuses
3 Lectures 49:25
1. Kanji - Numbers 1-10
16:41

2. Kanji - Animals Part 1
16:01

3. Kanji - Animals Part 2
16:43
About the Instructor
Richard Heiney
4.6 Average rating
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5,899 Students
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Hypnotist, Coach, Language Teacher

I'm a highly trained hypnotist and coach.

I'm an expert at stop smoking for middle aged people who smoke two or more packs a day and tried to quit a couple times in the past and failed.

I like to call myself "hypnotist without borders" since my office is online and I accept people from any country, ethnicity, or culture.

It is my mission to be a force of good in this world using the skills which I've obtained through hundreds of hours of training with top trainers of this age.

Now, that does not mean I do not turn some people down. I do not work with everybody, but things like culture or country of origin play no role in that.

The style of hypnosis that I do is Ericksonian Hypnosis. I also do hypnosis for entertainment - such as street hypnosis.

Other than that I have great passion for languages - especially Japanese and Chinese.

I've been involved with Japanese since 2008 and I teach beginners here on Udemy with my Japanese friend.

I plan on releasing a Chinese course in the future as well.

I'm involved with more interesting stuff but I'm not ready to teach that just yet, but you stay tuned in because it's going to be worth while :)