I'm a little confused on the seasons. Are the seasons designed to each work alone but they are updated with more up to date references and word choice? Or should i always start at season 1 and work my way thru? Any help would be great . Thank you!
It's quite common for new members to be confused, so a while back I prepared a "standard answer" for questions asked by new members. I've pasted it in below. Please let me know if it doesn't answer your question.
Overview JapanesePod101 is based around audio lessons that generally last around ten to fifteen minutes. Lessons are grouped into seasons (explained below) and are categorised by Level (also explained below).
Each lesson has a variety of supporting materials including Lesson Notes and Lesson Notes Lite. These PDF files contain exactly the same information: use Lesson Notes Lite if your PDF reader won't display Lesson Notes correctly.
The Absolute Beginner level contains two sub-levels, Absolute Beginner and Newbie. The main difference is that the Absolute Beginner sub-level is aimed at those who want to learn to say things in Japanese but don't feel ready for detailed grammar explanations.
Seasons There are several seasons (or series) at each level. You are not expected to work through each season in order! When you have completed between two and four seasons at one level, you will probably feel ready to move up to the next level.
For most seasons there is a summary of the curriculum for that season. You can find the curriculum from the season's home page by clicking on the Explore Curriculum button. The Explore Curriculum button is also available alongside the seasons listed for each level on that level's home page.
Curriculum Many members like to follow a structured curriculum. For these members there is a sequence of series called Nihongo Doujou.
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