Japanese for total beginners

Japanese for beginners, travelers, and students. The teacher is a native speaker!!
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  • Lectures 215
  • Contents Video: 6.5 hours
    Other: 40 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 11/2014 English

Course Description

Hi everyone.

Welcome to our course.

We developed our course based on a book called “Minna no Nihongo”, which is a very

common text book and a tutor’s guide. It introduces integrated approach to learning Japanese, but not just that.

We have made this course enjoyable.

Through the skits performed by native actors and actresses, you can be familiar to Japanese people's manners and behaviors.

I have included many words and phrases that Japanese people often use.

You will be able to sing some Japanese songs.

The more you enjoy, the quicker you learn!!

Of course, we will go through everything that you would learn in the first year of a language school.

This course consist of three parts.

In Part1, we will provied you with essensials of the Japanese language-pronaounciation,

basic grammar, and short sentences. We show you a short skit and then explain details.

In Part2, you will get to know Japanese for travelers. We will go through the all situations of traveling- get on a plane, buy ticket at a train station,

make order at a restaurant, stay at a hotel, when you get lost and so on.

In Part3, you will learn some more vocabularies and important basics that we couldn't cover in the skits.

The first language teacher will affect your speech quite a lot.

In this course, Japanese is spoken ONLY by native speaker so it will help you sound fluent! If you are new to Japanese language, start here!

What are the requirements?

  • Internet connection

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understanding of basic structure of Japanese language
  • Words and phrases useful and nessesary for traveling
  • Get familiar to Japanese culture and people's behavior
  • A huge amount of experience in listening to native speaker's speech
  • Comprehensive understanding of Japanese writing system

What is the target audience?

  • Native Japanese speakers

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: introduction to Japanese language
Point of pronounciation
Preview
06:01
hiragana(50 basic sounds)
Preview
07:55
hiragana(g,z,d,b,p,y sounds)
02:28
Section 2: basic grammar
I am/She is/He is:skit
00:12
I am/She is/He is: point of this lesson
06:19
I am/She is/He is: repeat after me (spoken slower)
00:29
I am/She is/He is: more examples
00:44
This is/This is not/This is my:skit
00:22
This is/This is not/This is my:point of this lesson
02:20
repeat after me (spoken slower)
00:32
This is/This is not/This is my:more examples
00:58
vocabularies Family
02:16
Is this? Are you?:skit
00:20
Is this? Are you?:point of this lesson
02:54
repeat after me (spoken slower)
00:45
Introduce yourself:skit
00:35
Introduce yourself:point of this lesson(1)
03:12
Introduce yourself:point of this lesson(2)
02:04
repeat after me (spoken slower)
01:15
Introduce yourself:More examples
02:03
This, That, These, Those:skit
00:13
This, That, These, Those:point of this lesson
01:28
repeat after me (spoken slower)
00:27
It's mine.:skit
00:26
It's mine.:point of this lesson
02:28
repeat after me (spoken slower)
01:10
Here/There/Over there :skit
00:24
Here/There/Over there :point of this lesson
02:14
repeat after me (spoken slower)
00:45
Here/There/Over there :More examples
01:36
vocabularies  Places
01:19
How much is it?: skit
00:23
How much is it?: point of this lesson(1)
01:51
How much is it?: counting 1-10000
03:52
repeat after me (spoken slower)
00:41
skill check (1): Listening
06:31
Skill check (2) Speaking
06:19
Section 3: Recess
Origami :How to make a crane
06:38
Section 4: Introduction to writing systems1:Hiragana
What is Hiragana?
01:32
Write あ-お
02:41
Wirte か- こ
01:52
Wirte さ-そ
01:38
Write た-と
01:36
Write な-の
01:59
Write は-ほ
02:19
Write ま-も
02:10
Write や-よ
00:50
Write ら-ろ
02:02
Write わ を ん
00:44
Section 5: verbs
I (will) go :skit
00:25
I (will) go :point(1)
00:55
I (will) go :point(2)
01:00
I (will) go :point(3)
01:45
I (will) go :point(4)
02:08
repeat after me (spoken slower)
01:16
I (will) go : more examples
02:28
vocabularies  Season and time
01:07
I will not/don't go :skit
00:19
I will not/don't go :point of this lesson
01:36
repeat after me (spoken slower)
00:49
I will not/don't go :more examples
01:20
Let's~ :skit
00:14
Let's~ :poit of this lesson
02:11
repeat after me (spoken slower)
00:39
Let's~ :More examples
00:56
There is/are :skit
00:17
There is/are :poit of this lesson
02:41
repeat after me (spoken slower)
00:31
There is/are :more examples
00:54
There is (person and animals) :skit
00:33
There is (person and animals) :point of this lesson
01:22
repeat after me (spoken slower)
00:44
There is (person and animals) :more examples
01:18
Tere is (plants)
01:15
skill check(3) Listening
06:51
skill check(4) Speaking
06:37
Section 6: Recess
Let's sing "zousan"
00:25
Section 7: Introduction to writing systems2:Kanji
What is Kanji?
06:01
Write some Kanji rerated to days
07:34
Write some Kanji rerated to time and nature
10:11
Write some Kanji rerated to body/human
08:18
Write from 1 to 10 in Kanji
04:34
Section 8: Adjectives
It is hot (i-adjective) :skit
00:21
It is hot (i-adjective) :point of this lesson
03:05
repeat after me (spoken slower)
00:54
It is hot (i-adjective) :more examples
01:11
vocabularies  i-Adjectives
02:17
good at /like (na-adjective) :skit
00:18
good at /like (na-adjective) :point of this lesson
04:13
repeat after me (spoken slower)
00:56
good at /like (na-adjective) :more examples
02:32
vocabularies  na-Adjectives
01:42

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Instructor Biography

  • I am a Japanese scenario writer writer and a translator.
  • My works includes translating Peter Rabbit, a commentary explanation of Sherlock Holmes, movie scenario "Nakeru Hanashi", "Kokoro no Suppliment", as well as commercial writing and translation.
  • After graduating Keio University Faculty of Letters, I have decided to be a professional in writing and because I was able to speak English, it was pretty natural to receive orders on translation as well.
  • Working on the two languages, I have found the difference very interesting, because I feel that difference between English and Japanese is a result of cultural difference. So I got some actors and actress to act in the skits in this course, so that you can feel the culture and behavior of Japanese people.

Instructor Biography

I am a Japanese actor.

I have a teacher's license in Japan.

I teach acting at Nozomi Entertainment., LLC and work as an actor as well.

My works are on TV, movies, stages and all kinds of medias.

One of my big job was a movie called "Miracle Magic".

Maki Izumi (one of the instructors of this course) was the heroine.

One of my work "Ultra man" is known in all other countries.

Instructor Biography

I am a professional actress in japan.

I was a heroine in the movie called "Kizuna".

You can buy the DVD on Amazon.

Other works are:

Movie: Nakeru Hanashi, Ashita shinu kamo shirenai

CM: Bizen shoku (Tokyo MX)

My new movie "Anata ni aitai" will be released in May 2015.

Instructor Biography

I am a Japanese actress and a singer song writer.

I was a heroine on a movie called "Miracle Magic".

My other works are:

-Nakeru Hanashi

-Kokoro no Suppliment

-Ahita sinu kamo shirenai

etc.

I am a leader of singer group called "Nekomimi Takoyakis" as well.

Instructor Biography

I am a proffesional singer and actress in Japan.

I learn acting at Daiki Kato's class. (one of the instructors of this course)

My first CD is released on 5/9/2014 called "Nyan Nyan Nekomimi Takoyakis"

Also, my first movie "Anatani aitai" will be released on May 2015.

Instructor Biography

I am a professional actress and singer in Japan.

I am a member of a singer group called "Nekomimi Takoyakis".

I am a student of Kato Daiki's acting class (one of the teacher of this course) and my first movie "Anata ni aitai" will be released on May 2015.

Instructor Biography

My name is Daisuke Yasuda.

My main job is system engineer but I have a side job as an actor.

My works are

-Akihabara no kyujitsu

-Nakeru Hanashi

-Kokoro no Suppliment

They are out as DVDs and sold on Amazon.

I am learning acting from Daiki Kato. He is a great teacher.

This is my first big job as an actor so please enjoy!

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