Welcome to JapanesePod101.com!

JapanesePod101.com is an innovative and fun way of learning the Japanese language and culture at your own convenience and pace. This revolutionary language training system consists of three key elements: podcast audio lessons, a premium learning center, and a vibrant user community.

For a comprehensive list of our Free, Basic and Premium features and for an in-depth look at what JapanesePod101.com has to offer, please be sure to check out our Feature Guide.

Who is JapanesePod101.com for?

If you are interested in the Japanese language or Japan, then the simple answer is YOU! JapanesePod101.com offers something for everyone, from the seasoned speaker to the Japan-bound traveler who is making first contact with the language. The audio lessons and accompanying resources are designed to take the learner from complete beginner to an intermediate level. There are currently four courses running simultaneously:

Survival Phrases
This ongoing series is aimed at the Japan-bound traveler, and provides the listener with useful phrases, tips, and situations associated with travel in Japan. Whether you are leaving in 2 weeks, 2 hours, or have already taken off, the carefully selected and thoroughly tested content of these lessons is sure to come in handy. The first 10 lessons also offer an excellent starting point for anyone new to the language.

Beginner Lessons
These lessons are designed to introduce basic Japanese with the end goal of enabling the student to substantially increase their listening and reading comprehension skills. With over 100 lessons and dialogs, the beginner level course is designed to cover a large amount of basic grammar and hundreds of frequently used vocabulary words.

Intermediate Lessons
These lessons are designed for students with some previous experience in learning Japanese. The situations, vocabulary, and conversations mimic those that one would encounter in real life on a daily basis when interacting with friends, acquaintances, etc.

Culture Classes
These lessons are for everyone! They introduce and focus on various Japanese cultural aspects, often presenting useful related vocabulary words, phrases, and even songs! Culture classes are conducted primarily in English and cover one topic per episode.

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How do you use JapanesePod101.com?

Learning Japanese with JapanesePod101.com is quick, fun, and free. Follow these simple steps to get started today:

Step 1: Download and listen to our free, daily 10-20 minute podcast audio lessons on your iPod, mp3 player, or directly from the JapanesePod101.com site. Subscribe to the podcast using iTunes, Yahoo, Odeo, or Google, or download our lessons in bulk from the Download Center using BitTorrent technology.

Step 2: Sign up for our 7-Day Free Trial and get instant access to our Learning Center where you can consolidate, review, and practice what you are learning in our podcast lessons. Our Learning Center offers Specific and Self-Study learning tools and resources including audio transcripts, vocabulary, kanji, and grammar lists, review exercises, flashcards, JLPT practice tests, personalized word, kanji, and grammar banks, dictionaries, and much, much more. If that’s not enough, our iLearning Center brings some of the best features of the Learning Center straight to your iPod! Now you can study no matter where you are!

Step 3: Interact and collaborate with other students and teachers by posting a lesson-specific comment or by visiting our forum for more organized and varied discussions. Our global and vibrant user community is an important part of the JapanesePod101.com approach to teaching Japanese.

For a comprehensive list of our Free, Basic and Premium features and for an in-depth look at what JapanesePod101.com has to offer, please be sure to check out our Feature Guide.

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How much does JapanesePod101.com cost?

The JapanesePod101.com audio podcast lessons are completely FREE of charge for you to download and listen to. To help you get the most out of the podcasts and to take your Japanese to the next level and beyond, we offer a number of extended tools and resources to our Basic and Premium subscribers.

Get started today with your 7-Day Free Trial and test drive our revolutionary language training system. The free trial gives you full access to all of the PDF materials and to our Premium Learning Center including line-by-line audio transcripts, vocabulary, kanji, and grammar lists, review exercises, flashcards, JLPT practice tests, personalized word, kanji, and grammar banks, dictionaries, and much, much more.

For additional information of our various subscription types and pricing levels please visit our Subscription Information help page.

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