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JPod101 Seasons in Chronological Order

Postby martinakiyama9971 » April 24th, 2015 9:55 pm

I noticed that the URL of each lesson includes a date (I guess, when it was uploaded?). So, I decided to make a list of all the seasons on JPod101 in chronological order (going by the date of the first lesson in each season).

2005 December - Introduction (Intro: Audio)
2005 December - Survival Phrases S1 (AB: Audio)
2005 December - Just for Fun (AB: Video)
2005 December - Beginner S1 (Beginner: Audio)
2006 January - Culture Class (Intro: Audio)
2006 February - Intermediate (Intermediate: Audio)

2006 August - iLove J-Drama (Intermediate: Video)
2006 August - Advanced Audio Blog 1 (Advanced: Audio)
2006 October - Lower Intermediate S1 (Intermediate: Audio)
2006 November - Beginner S2 (Beginner: Audio)
2006 December - Newbie S1 (AB: Audio)

2007 July - Newbie S2 (AB: Audio)
2007 August - Extra Fun (Bonus: Audio)

2008 January - Newbie S3 (AB: Audio)
2008 January - Beginner S3 (Beginner: Audio)
2008 January - Lower Intermediate S2 (Intermediate: Audio)
2008 January - Upper Intermediate S1 (Intermediate: Audio)

2008 May - Journey Through Japan (Intermediate: Video)
2008 July - Newbie S4 (AB: Audio)
2008 July - Beginner S4 (Beginner: Audio)
2008 July - Lower Intermediate S3 (Intermediate: Audio)
2008 July - Upper Intermediate S2 (Intermediate: Audio)
2008 July - Yojijukugo (Bonus: Audio)

2009 January - Kanji Videos with Hiroko (AB: Video)
2009 January - Video Vocab (Beginner: Video)
2009 January - Lower Intermediate S4 (Intermediate: Audio)
2009 January - Upper Intermediate S3 (Intermediate: Audio)
2009 January - Advanced Audio Blog 1 (Advanced: Audio)
2009 January - Onomatopoeia (Bonus: Audio)

2009 July - All About (Intro: Audio)
2009 July - Survival Phrases S2 (AB: Audio)
2009 July - Everyday Kanji (Beginner: Video)

2009 October - JLPT S1 - Old 4/New N5 (Bonus: Audio)
2009 November - Learning Japanese through Posters (Intermediate: Video)
2009 December - Japanese Body Language and Gestures (AB: Video)
2009 December - Japanese Children’s Songs (Bonus: Audio)
2010 January - Newbie S5 (AB: Audio)
2010 January - Basic Japanese (AB: Video)
2010 January - Beginner S5 (Beginner: Audio)
2010 January - Lower Intermediate S5 (Intermediate: Audio)
2010 January - Upper Intermediate S4 (Intermediate: Audio)
2010 January - Advanced Audio Blog 3 (Advanced: Audio)
2010 January - JLPT S2 - New N4 (Bonus: Audio)
2010 January - Particles (Bonus: Audio)

2010 July - Kantan Kana (AB: Video)
2010 July - JLPT S3 - New N4 (Bonus: Audio)

2011 January - Absolute Beginner S1 (AB: Audio)
2011 January - Learn with Pictures and Video (AB: Video)
2011 January - Beginner S6 (Beginner: Audio)
2011 January - Lower Intermediate S6 (Intermediate: Audio)
2011 January - Advanced Audio Blog 4 (Advanced: Audio)
2011 January - Cheat Sheet to Mastering Japanese (News: Audio)

2012 January - Absolute Beginner S2 (AB: Audio)
2012 January - Learn Japanese Grammar Video (AB: Video)
2012 January - Upper Beginner (Beginner: Audio)
2012 January - Upper Intermediate S5 (Intermediate: Audio)
2012 January - Advanced Audio Blog 5 (Advanced: Audio)

2012 July - Learn with Video (Beginner: Video)

2013 January - Culture Class: Essential Japanese Vocabulary (AB: Audio)
2013 January - Lower Beginner S1 (Beginner: Audio)
2013 January - Advanced Audio Blog 6 (Advanced: Audio)
2013 January - Video Culture Class: Japanese Holidays (Advanced: Video)
2013 July - Japanese Counters (Beginner: Video)

2013 October - Japanese Listening Comprehension for Beginners (Bonus: Video)

2014 January - Top 25 Japanese Questions You Need to Know (AB: Audio)
2014 January - Ultimate Japanese Pronunciation Guide (AB: Video)
2014 January - Japanese for Everyday Life LI (Intermediate: Audio)
2014 January - Inner Circle (Bonus: Audio)
2014 January - Japanese Listening Comprehension for Absolute Beginners (Bonus: Video)
2014 March - Japanese Listening Comprehension for Intermediate Learners (Bonus: Video)
2014 April - Japanese Listening Comprehension for Advanced Learners (Bonus: Video)

2014 July - Culture Class: Holidays in Japan (Intro: Audio)

2014 October - Innovative Japanese (AB: Video)
2014 October - Japanese Words of the Week with Risa for Beginners (Beginner: Video)
2014 October - Japanese Words of the Week with Risa for Intermediate Learners (Intermediate: Video)
2014 October - Must-Know Japanese Holiday Words (Intermediate: Video)
2014 December - AB Japanese for Every Day (AB: Video)

2015 January - Lower Beginner S2 (Beginner: Audio)

2015 April - AB Questions Answered by Hiroko (AB: Video)
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martinakiyama9971
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Re: JPod101 Seasons in Chronological Order

Postby martinakiyama9971 » April 24th, 2015 10:05 pm

And in case people didn't know, here are the two alternative sequences that have been suggested by JPod101 staff in answer to questions about how one should proceed through the content here:

First sequence:
Beginner S1
Beginner S2
Beginner S3
Lower Intermediate S1
Lower Intermediate S2
Lower Intermediate S3
Lower Intermediate S4
Lower Intermediate S5

Nihongo Doujou sequence:
Newbie S2
Newbie S3
Beginner S4
Beginner S5
Beginner S6
Lower Intermediate S6

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Re: JPod101 Seasons in Chronological Order

Postby martinakiyama9971 » April 24th, 2015 10:24 pm

I'd be interested to know in what order people here have been completing stuff, and which were your favourite or most recommended seasons, and how people approach the audio lessons.

I've gone like this:
All About (Intro: Audio)
Basic Japanese (AB: Video)
Absolute Beginner S1 (AB: Audio)
Absolute Beginner S2 (AB: Audio)
Lower Beginner (Beginner: Audio)

All About was entertaining and interesting. Basic Japanese, which was a series of video lessons with Hiroko, was very enjoyable and easy.

I felt I learned a lot during the Absolute Beginner and Lower Beginner lessons. I always listen to the audio track, then look at the pdf and copy down the dialogue (in kanji/kana) and vocabulary. I also use the pdf reader to look at any lines in Japanese (for example, the Japanese Sample Sentences) while hiding the English translation, and see if I can read them. Then I return to the web page and do the quizzes. I don't usually write anything in the comments because that feels like too much mental effort :) Then I usually add some of the lesson words to my flashcards and do flashcards. Then I do "words of the day" (which I get via email).

I don't feel like I'm making fast progress though. It took me 4 months to get through the 25 lessons of Lower Beginner!! :shock: I definitely need to pick up the pace a little!

martinakiyama9971
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Re: JPod101 Seasons in Chronological Order

Postby martinakiyama9971 » April 24th, 2015 10:44 pm

Oh, and I have a tip for anyone doing video lessons. If the video seems poor definition, try it in a different browser. For some reason, I can only get a clear picture on the videos here using Internet Explorer (my usual brower is Chrome).


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