Beginner's Grammer - Lesson 1 : Japanese Self-Introduction

Mikiko Koike, Japanese/English Teacher and Translator

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11 Lessons (16m)
    • 1. Lesson 1 Introduction

      1:10
    • 2. Overview

      0:22
    • 3. Dialog

      0:24
    • 4. Vocabulary

      3:11
    • 5. Key Phrases

      2:03
    • 6. Grammar

      1:20
    • 7. Cultural Tips

      2:32
    • 8. Repeat Dialog

      1:57
    • 9. Role Play

      1:11
    • 10. Conclusion

      0:43
    • 11. Thank You

      0:57

About This Class

こんにちは!

If you would like to learn how the Japanese speakers talk in daily life by studying grammar, this course is for you.

I've heard from many students that even though they have studied the basics, they find themselves unable to understand what the native speakers are saying in animes, TVs and so on.

This happens because the purpose of some conventional text books is sometimes to teach formal and plite Japanese, not Japanese used in daily life.

From my teaching experience, I have created the material that teaches you these common phrases. These will enable you to communicate without sounding too polite or too outdated.

In the first lesson you'll learn

  • how to introduce yourself (dialog)
  • important vocabulary
  • key phrases
  • grammar - The topic marker 'は'
  • cultural tips - さん、くん、ちゃん

All material is written with Hiragana and Katakana. If you are not familiar with the pronunciation of these characters, I have a preliminary course where you can learn them in the fastest and easiest manner.