JapanesePod101 All About Curriculum 

In this set of 15 lessons, you will learn all about the society and culture of Japan. These lessons are entirely in English and are for those who want to learn more about the Japanese language and the country where it is spoken.

Lesson Title/Topic Function Summary
#1 Introduction to Japanese and Top 5 Reasons to Study Learning about Japan and the Japanese language Background of the Japanese Language, About Japan, Where Is Japanese Spoken?, Japanese Writing
#2 Learn the Japanese Writing System Learning about the Japanese Writing System Japanese Writing System: hiragana, katakana, kanji
#3 Learn Japanese Grammar Learning about the characteristics of Japanese Grammar Japanese Sentence Order, Characteristics of the Japanese Language,Tense, Conjugation, Formal and Informal Speech, Gender, Counters, Omission
#4 Learn Japanese Pronunciation Learning about the characteristics of Japanese Pronunciation Sounds and Syllables, Stress
#5 Top 5 Must Know Japanese Phrases Learning the top 5 must-know phrases in Japanese #1 Must-Know Phrase: Sumimasen (すみません)
#2 Must-Know Phrase: Dōmo (どうも)
#3 Must-Know Phrase: Dōzo (どうぞ)
#4 Must-Know Phrase: O-negai shimasu (お願いします)
#5 Must-Know Phrase: Hai (はい)

#6 Think You Can Answer These 5 Questions About Japan? Taking a quiz on Japan 5 quiz questions testing your knowledge on Japan
#7 Top 5 Japanese Dishes You Have to Try and Top 5 Dishes for the Really Brave! Learning about famous Japanese dishes Japanese cuisine, Table Etiquette, Regional Dishes, Popular Dishes, Seasonal Dishes, Top Five Foods to Try in Japan, Top Five Foods for the Brave
#8 Top 5 Things You Need to Know About Japanese Society Learning about daily life and society in Japan Major Cities of Japan, Family Life, Work Culture and Economy, Politics, Generational Trends
#9 Top 5 Important Dates in Japan Learning about important holidays Coming-of-Age Day, Golden Week, O-bon, Ōmisoka, O-shōgatsu
#10 Top 5 pop culture things/icons you need to know about Japan Learning about Japanese pop culture Pop Culture in Japan: Popular Music, Popular Movies, Popular Television, Popular Foreigners in Japan, Popular Japanese Men/Women Abroad, Popular Sports Figures
#11 Top 5 Tools for Learning Japanese Learning about 5 tools to help you learn Japanese Top 5 Useful Tools for Learning Japanese:
1. Rikaichan
2. Rikaichan Kanji Dictionary
3. Eijiro Dictionary
4. Anki
5. Lang-8
#12 Top 5 Classroom Phrases in Japanese Learning 5 language mistakes to avoid in Japanese 5 Useful Phrases for the Classroom in Japanese:
1. "Please say it." / "Please repeat."
2. "Please look."
3. "Please read."
4. "Please write it."
5. "Do you understand?"
#13 Top 5 Phrases Your Teacher Will Never Teach You Learning Japanese phrases you won't learn in the classroom Top 5 Phrases Your Teacher Will Never Teach You:
1. Sugoi (すごい)
2. Baka (バカ)
3. Uso (うそ!)
4. Words used by young people: Chō (超), etc.
5. Aizuchi: Sō sō/Da yo ne~ (そうそう/だよね~), etc.
#14 Top 5 Tips for Avoiding Common Mistakes in Japanese Learning Japanese phrases useful for the classroom 5 Common Errors That Learners of Japanese Make:
Tip #1: Don't Attach -san to Your Own Name!
Tip #2: Watch Your Politeness Level!
Tip #3: Watch Your Gender!
Tip #4: Learn Your Long Vowels Now!
Tip #5: Watch Out for Similar Sounding Words!
#15 The Best Japanese Phrases - Learn Your Japanese Teacher's Favorite Phrases Learning the favorite Japanese phrases of the hosts JapaneseClass101's Favorite Pet Phrases in Japanese:
1: sō ieba (そういえば)
2: toriaezu (とりあえず)
3: ryōkai desu (了解です)
4: tekitō ni (適当に)
5: tashika ni (確かに)