Japanese Course for Absolute Beginners (Letters, Alphabet)

Allison Williams, Japanese Instructor

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45 Lessons (6h 17m)
    • 1. Self-introduction

      1:18
    • 2. Introduction of the course

      3:47
    • 3. The Beginning

      9:01
    • 4. The Introduction of Gojuonzu (Japanese Alphabet)

      5:28
    • 5. 「あ」row: the five vowels

      15:25
    • 6. Japanese Intonation System

      20:10
    • 7. Common mistakes

      4:23
    • 8. か Row and “Consonant + Vowels”

      13:24
    • 9. か Row Vocabulary

      5:07
    • 10. Culture Note: Japanese Currency

      3:18
    • 11. さ Row Part 1

      11:43
    • 12. さ Row Part 2

      9:58
    • 13. さ Row Vocabulary

      6:13
    • 14. た Row Part 1

      8:21
    • 15. た Row Part 2

      8:03
    • 16. た Row Vocabulary

      5:38
    • 17. な Row

      16:17
    • 18. な Row Vocabulary

      6:08
    • 19. は Row

      15:27
    • 20. は Row Vocabulary

      6:00
    • 21. Culture Note: New Year's in Japan

      4:04
    • 22. ま Row

      13:15
    • 23. ま Row Vocabulary

      4:25
    • 24. や Row

      10:46
    • 25. や Row Vocabulary

      4:24
    • 26. ら Row

      14:08
    • 27. ら Row Vocabulary

      5:52
    • 28. わ Row

      8:56
    • 29. わ Row Vocabulary

      6:00
    • 30. The Last Hiragana: ん

      5:54
    • 31. Culture Note: Sushi

      3:16
    • 32. Diacritical Marks and Five New Consonants Part 1

      13:16
    • 33. Diacritical Marks and Five New Consonants Part 2

      14:09
    • 34. Diacritical Marks and Five New Consonants Part 3

      11:42
    • 35. Contracted Sounds – Small Hiragana Part 1

      3:18
    • 36. Contracted Sounds – Small Hiragana Part 2

      10:51
    • 37. Contracted Sounds Vocabulary

      11:11
    • 38. Double Consonants – Small “つ”

      7:59
    • 39. Long Vowels

      15:47
    • 40. Katakana

      3:55
    • 41. Katakana Word List

      8:25
    • 42. Culture Note: Bowing in Japan

      2:45
    • 43. Daily Phrases Part 1

      8:00
    • 44. Daily Phrases Part 2

      8:39
    • 45. Conclusion

      1:05
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About This Class

"Japanese Course for Absolute Beginners (Letters, Alphabet)" is designed for Japanese beginners to master Hiragana and Katakana (Japanese Letter), the most essential and fundamental part of Japanese language. With a strong foundation of Hiragana and Katakana, students can go further learning of Japanese (N5 level to N1 level).

Distinct from the traditional teaching method, this course not only enables you to master how to pronounce and write each Japanese letters, but also provides you with various supplementary knowledge:

  • English-based instruction creating a totally foreigner- friendly environment especially for beginners;

  • The proper ways to do self-practice after class;

  • The downloadable PDF learning material of each section with corresponding writing practice;

  • Culture note session that explains aspects of the culture and everyday life of japan, and deepens your understanding of Japanese culture;

  • Vocabulary builder that enables you to practice pronunciation and acquire a basic level of Japanese words on completing the whole lectures;

  • The learning of daily phrases that are frequently used in daily life in Japan

  • Comprehensive guidance that helps you to avoid common mistakes students tend to make to each Hiragana and Katakana.

Each of your comments and questions will be carefully handled and students are totally welcome to discuss anything related to the course.

The upcoming N5 and N4 course is being recorded and will be available soon! N3, N2 and N1 courses are also scheduled.