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AJET | The Association for Japan Exchange and Teaching
As any JET Programme participant can tell you, a little Japanese goes a long way, and JapanesePod101 is perfect for a little Japanese and then some! With absolute beginner to advanced levels, audio and video lessons, study tools, and an active community, this site is for anyone and everyone. It offers a variety of resources to review what you’ve learned, as well as more common JLPT practice tests. Natural and practical Japanese lessons will come in handy for the conversationalist as well as those pushing their fluency limits.
Whether you’re a JET who’s encountering Japan and Japanese for the first time or a returning tried and true Japanese warrior, JapanesePod101 is highly recommended by AJET for you.
AJET | The Association for Japan Exchange and Teaching
Albert Kim
I distinctly remember the first day having the urging desire to learn Japanese – the first resource that I came to was JapanesePod101. I remember downloading every single JapanesePod101 podcast that I could possibly fit into my mp3. Since that day, I have listened to JapanesePod101 almost every single night. I used their resources like they were my own college textbooks. Sleeping doesn’t feel right without hearing a good lesson. JapanesePod101 assures that your learning is constant, even when you are lying down to sleep. If you look at their site and materials, they are seriously, top quality.
Albert Kim
Mary Effler
I began listening to JapanesePod101.com in college when I studied Japanese there, and loved getting the extra help and extra vocabulary from the lessons. Now, I’m living in Fukushima prefecture in Japan teaching English! I used the JapanesePod101 lessons to help prepare for my interview, using some of the lessons focusing on formal Japanese and interview language. I still listen even now, and use it to improve my ability to speak with my coworkers :) I plan to take the JLPT exam this July, and have already downloaded all of the JLPT series to help. Thank you so much for all your hard work, and I look forward to many more awesome lessons in the future!
Mary Effler
Nikhil Khullar
A few days ago, I had been to “The International Book Fair” at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. My love for Nihongo took me straight to the Japan section. It was my first encounter with native Japanese people. I found a lot of the material from your site to be of immense help. Starting from Hajimemashite, I was able to use phrases like: “ikura desu ka.” and back in my mind, I had the JapanesePod101 videos going on. Based on the Kana knowledge that I have gathered from Kantan Kana series by Chihiro san, I was able to read real Kana in some children’s books there and I felt very happy at heart. The style of material at JapanesePod101, starting from audios to videos to visual… is unique, and more than anything, it makes learning fun and absorbing experience.
Nikhil Khullar
Jack Leitmeyer
Last week I was in Japan on Business, and decided to go hiking on the takamizusanzan trail, an adventuresome trail across three mountains in Tokyo’s Okutama area. I am not very fluent in Japanese, so prior to the trip, I made a point to review Japanesepod101 Survival Phrases. Remembering a key phrase I learned in the audio, I found a Japanese hiker, pointed to the sign, and asked “Sore wa nan to yomimasu ka?” (from Survival Phrases #8). His response was “Mitake eki”, and I breathed a sigh of relief- there apparently are two different kanji that can be used to write “mitake”. The survival phrase actually helped me survive in the Japanese mountains. I’m not sure what I would have done if I couldn’t get help in interpreting the sign.

Arigatou gozaimashita !

Jack Leitmeyer
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