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Ultimate Video Getting Started
Get up and running with the basics of Japanese in this all-video learning path!
74 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Get up and running with the basics of Japanese in this all-video learning path!
74 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
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Getting Started with JapanesePod101.com
Learn the basic words, phrases, questions and expressions you need to get through your first social interaction in Japanese!
27 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Learn the basic words, phrases, questions and expressions you need to get through your first social interaction in Japanese!
27 Lessons Absolute Beginner
2
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Best of Risa for Beginners
Are you a Risa fan? Here are some of her best video lessons.
10 Lessons Beginner
Are you a Risa fan? Here are some of her best video lessons.
10 Lessons Beginner
3
New
Best of Risa for Intermediate Learners
Are you a Risa fan? Here are her best video lessons.
10 Lessons Intermediate
Are you a Risa fan? Here are her best video lessons.
10 Lessons Intermediate
1
New
Top 15 Video and Audio Lessons for Your First Week
Not sure where to start? Here are the top 15 lessons to help you to start learning Japanese. Hand-picked!
15 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Not sure where to start? Here are the top 15 lessons to help you to start learning Japanese. Hand-picked!
15 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
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Lessons for Your Flight To Japan
Preparing for a trip to Japan? Here are the lessons you will need to get the most out of your trip.
34 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Preparing for a trip to Japan? Here are the lessons you will need to get the most out of your trip.
34 Lessons Absolute Beginner
2
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Connecting with Japanese-Speaking Family
A little bit of language can help you mesh with your Japanese-speaking in-laws or relatives.
59 Lessons Beginner
A little bit of language can help you mesh with your Japanese-speaking in-laws or relatives.
59 Lessons Beginner
2
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Essential Japanese for Emergencies
Don't get caught in an emergency without these language skills!
30 Lessons Beginner
Don't get caught in an emergency without these language skills!
30 Lessons Beginner
4
New
Conversation Starters for Advanced Listeners
You speak Japanese like a local, but without good topics, your conversations will be flat. Study these lessons and your conversations will always be interesting!
25 Lessons Advanced
You speak Japanese like a local, but without good topics, your conversations will be flat. Study these lessons and your conversations will always be interesting!
25 Lessons Advanced
1
Mastering Japanese: Level 1
Set a solid Japanese foundation with this path. For those aiming for complete mastery.
142 Lessons • 4 Assignments Absolute Beginner
Set a solid Japanese foundation with this path. For those aiming for complete mastery.
142 Lessons • 4 Assignments Absolute Beginner
2
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Living in Japan
Living abroad isn't easy. These lessons will help you find your voice in a new country.
63 Lessons Beginner
Living abroad isn't easy. These lessons will help you find your voice in a new country.
63 Lessons Beginner
2
New
Shopping in Japan
Going shopping is even more fun when you can converse with the staff in Japanese.
52 Lessons Beginner
Going shopping is even more fun when you can converse with the staff in Japanese.
52 Lessons Beginner
2
New
Talking with Your Japanese Partner
Communication is the cornerstone of a great relationship.
73 Lessons Beginner
Communication is the cornerstone of a great relationship.
73 Lessons Beginner
1
New
The Ultimate Guide for Brand New Japanese Learners
New to learning Japanese? No problem!
27 Lessons Absolute Beginner
New to learning Japanese? No problem!
27 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
New
Get Motivated to Study Japanese
When you're feeling burnt out try these lessons to rekindle the flame!
44 Lessons Absolute Beginner
When you're feeling burnt out try these lessons to rekindle the flame!
44 Lessons Absolute Beginner
3
An Intermediate Japanese Lesson Review
A variety of intermediate lessons for learners reteurning to Japanese after an absence.
15 Lessons Intermediate
A variety of intermediate lessons for learners reteurning to Japanese after an absence.
15 Lessons Intermediate
1
JLPT N5 Master Course
Prepare for N5, the first level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT).
118 Lessons • 16 Assignments Absolute Beginner
Prepare for N5, the first level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT).
118 Lessons • 16 Assignments Absolute Beginner
3
New
Making an Appointment in Japanese
Dentists, doctors, business contacts. Appointments are a necessity of modern life!
36 Lessons Intermediate
Dentists, doctors, business contacts. Appointments are a necessity of modern life!
36 Lessons Intermediate
4
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Flexing your Fluency
Now's the fun part! These lessons present native-speed Japanese in a safe environment.
85 Lessons Advanced
Now's the fun part! These lessons present native-speed Japanese in a safe environment.
85 Lessons Advanced
1
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Using a Phone in Japan
Wondering how to answer the phone in Japanese or get a prepaid phone card? These lessons will help you out.
23 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Wondering how to answer the phone in Japanese or get a prepaid phone card? These lessons will help you out.
23 Lessons Absolute Beginner
2
Japanese Particles Explained
These tiny sounds (ga, ni, o, na, de, and so on) can make a huge difference!
26 Lessons Beginner
These tiny sounds (ga, ni, o, na, de, and so on) can make a huge difference!
26 Lessons Beginner
3
Mastering Upper Intermediate Grammar
Learn how to speak intelligent, nuanced Japanese with these lessons.
124 Lessons Intermediate
Learn how to speak intelligent, nuanced Japanese with these lessons.
124 Lessons Intermediate
3
An Introduction to Kansai Dialect
The Kansai region includes Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe and has its own culture and dialect.
7 Lessons Intermediate
The Kansai region includes Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe and has its own culture and dialect.
7 Lessons Intermediate
3
Doing Business in Japanese for Intermediate Learners
Build on your success in Japanese buisness with these intermediate lessons.
15 Lessons Intermediate
Build on your success in Japanese buisness with these intermediate lessons.
15 Lessons Intermediate
4
Doing Business in Japanese for Advanced Learners
Conduct business in Japanese through challenging lessons.
11 Lessons Advanced
Conduct business in Japanese through challenging lessons.
11 Lessons Advanced
1
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Talking about Habits and Daily Routines
Talking about your daily schedule is an important skill and it's easy to get started.
24 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Talking about your daily schedule is an important skill and it's easy to get started.
24 Lessons Absolute Beginner
3
Expressing Opinions and Discussion
Practice how to express your opinions and to discuss intermediate topics.
14 Lessons Intermediate
Practice how to express your opinions and to discuss intermediate topics.
14 Lessons Intermediate
2
JLPT N4 Master Course
N5 is in the rear-view mirror. Take the next step with our JLPT N4 course.
116 Lessons • 22 Assignments Beginner
N5 is in the rear-view mirror. Take the next step with our JLPT N4 course.
116 Lessons • 22 Assignments Beginner
1
Classic JPod101: Culture Class
Take a journey through Japan with this assortment of cultural points, tips and insight.
63 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Take a journey through Japan with this assortment of cultural points, tips and insight.
63 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Starting to Learn Japanese: Basic Bootcamp
Learn how to introduce yourself and how to ask questions.
5 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Learn how to introduce yourself and how to ask questions.
5 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Culture Class: Holidays in Japan
Get up-to-speed on the most common holidays in Japan.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Get up-to-speed on the most common holidays in Japan.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Talking Japanese Culture: Top 5s
What are the top 5 sushi items? Pop culture icons? Learn these and more.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
What are the top 5 sushi items? Pop culture icons? Learn these and more.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Culture Class: Japanese Superstitions and Beliefs
Why is it lucky to dream of a white snake? Learn this and many more superstitions.
5 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Why is it lucky to dream of a white snake? Learn this and many more superstitions.
5 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
New
Culture Class: News and Current Events in Japan
Learn about current events and news in Japan in this English collection for beginners.
23 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Learn about current events and news in Japan in this English collection for beginners.
23 Lessons Absolute Beginner
4
New
News and Current Topics in Japan
Catch up with the latest from Japan while building your listening skills and vocabulary.
23 Lessons Advanced
Catch up with the latest from Japan while building your listening skills and vocabulary.
23 Lessons Advanced
4
New
Japanese Business Customs and Language
Solidify your Japanese business skills in this 100% Japanese audio pathway.
10 Lessons Advanced
Solidify your Japanese business skills in this 100% Japanese audio pathway.
10 Lessons Advanced
2
Gengo Japanese
Learn conversational Japanese with this Gengo Japanese series!
42 Lessons Beginner
Learn conversational Japanese with this Gengo Japanese series!
42 Lessons Beginner
2
Getting Started with Keigo: Upper Beginner
Keigo is humble and honorific language used in Japanese to show respect.
25 Lessons Beginner
Keigo is humble and honorific language used in Japanese to show respect.
25 Lessons Beginner
2
Before You Move to Japan: Lower Beginner
Follow the story of Ken and Emily, two Australians living and working in Japan.
25 Lessons Beginner
Follow the story of Ken and Emily, two Australians living and working in Japan.
25 Lessons Beginner
2
Day-to-Day Work and Play: Lower Beginner
Follow David, John, and Mr. Tanaka as they go about their daily lives in Japan.
25 Lessons Beginner
Follow David, John, and Mr. Tanaka as they go about their daily lives in Japan.
25 Lessons Beginner
2
Business Japanese for Beginners
Harness the power of formality levels in Japanese to boost your professional career.
25 Lessons Beginner
Harness the power of formality levels in Japanese to boost your professional career.
25 Lessons Beginner
2
Must-Know Japanese Social Media Phrases
Social media Japanese follows its own rules. Learn to post like a native with these lessons.
25 Lessons Beginner
Social media Japanese follows its own rules. Learn to post like a native with these lessons.
25 Lessons Beginner
2
New
Must-Know Japanese Sentence Structures
Learn the most common Japanese sentence structures.
50 Lessons Beginner
Learn the most common Japanese sentence structures.
50 Lessons Beginner
2
Top 400 Activities: Daily Routines in Japanese
Want to talk about your day in Japanese? Learn 200 words and 200 sample sentences needed for daily life.
10 Lessons Beginner
Want to talk about your day in Japanese? Learn 200 words and 200 sample sentences needed for daily life.
10 Lessons Beginner
3
Introduction to Yojijukugo
Learn about Yojijukugo, four-character compound words and idioms.
25 Lessons Intermediate
Learn about Yojijukugo, four-character compound words and idioms.
25 Lessons Intermediate
3
Ultimate Japanese Onomatopoeia Guide
Onomatopoeia is much more important in Japanese than English. Get up to speed!
25 Lessons Intermediate
Onomatopoeia is much more important in Japanese than English. Get up to speed!
25 Lessons Intermediate
1
Particles
Learn one of the most essential components of Japanese grammar with this Japanese Particles Series!
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Learn one of the most essential components of Japanese grammar with this Japanese Particles Series!
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
5
Traditional Japanese Songs
Hear and learn about the classic songs which every Japanese person knows.
10 Lessons Bonus
Hear and learn about the classic songs which every Japanese person knows.
10 Lessons Bonus
5
New
Inner Circle
This monthly, no-holds-barred pathway gives you tried and tested learning methods.
71 Lessons Bonus
This monthly, no-holds-barred pathway gives you tried and tested learning methods.
71 Lessons Bonus
5
New
Japanese Vocab Builder
Quickly and efficiently build your Japanese vocabulary with these themed lessons.
177 Lessons Bonus
Quickly and efficiently build your Japanese vocabulary with these themed lessons.
177 Lessons Bonus
3
Classic JPod101: Intermediate S1
Follow the story of four graduate students in Japan and learn intermediate Japanese.
84 Lessons Intermediate
Follow the story of four graduate students in Japan and learn intermediate Japanese.
84 Lessons Intermediate
3
Classic JPod101: Lower Intermediate S1
In this classic series from 2006, you will learn complex Japanese grammar structures.
55 Lessons Intermediate
In this classic series from 2006, you will learn complex Japanese grammar structures.
55 Lessons Intermediate
3
Japanese for Everyday Life
Get the skills you'll need to live in Japan with this helpful and pragmatic collection.
25 Lessons Intermediate
Get the skills you'll need to live in Japan with this helpful and pragmatic collection.
25 Lessons Intermediate
1
Classic JPod101: Newbie S1
Peter, Yoshi and Chigusa teach you basic Japanese in this classic series from 2006.
27 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Peter, Yoshi and Chigusa teach you basic Japanese in this classic series from 2006.
27 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Study in Japan: Situational Japanese
Follow Lori, an American student studying in Japan, as you learn situation-based Japanese.
51 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Follow Lori, an American student studying in Japan, as you learn situation-based Japanese.
51 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Speaking Informal Japanese
Follow Kent and his cousin's family in Japan. You'll learn about informal Japanese.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Follow Kent and his cousin's family in Japan. You'll learn about informal Japanese.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Culture Class: Essential Japanese Vocabulary
Let Japanese culture be your guide as you build up essential vocabulary and phrases.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Let Japanese culture be your guide as you build up essential vocabulary and phrases.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Top 25 Questions You Need to Know
What's your name? Where are you from? Learn how to answer these common questions.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
What's your name? Where are you from? Learn how to answer these common questions.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Introduction to Japanese
5 lessons, 31 minutes. Your quick-start guide to the absolute basics of Japanese.
5 Lessons Absolute Beginner
5 lessons, 31 minutes. Your quick-start guide to the absolute basics of Japanese.
5 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Introduction to Japanese Kanji
Kanji get a reputation for being scary, but Risa will teach you the secret of using radicals to unlock Kanji mastery.
21 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Kanji get a reputation for being scary, but Risa will teach you the secret of using radicals to unlock Kanji mastery.
21 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
How to Write in Japanese: Hiragana and Katakana
Learn all of the Hiragana and Katakana characters and how to write them.
20 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Learn all of the Hiragana and Katakana characters and how to write them.
20 Lessons Absolute Beginner
5
New
News
New lesson series, crucial site updates, hot new features, site promotions, and more.
351 Lessons Bonus
New lesson series, crucial site updates, hot new features, site promotions, and more.
351 Lessons Bonus
1
Classic JPod101: Kantan Kana
Reading and writing Japanese isn't difficult. Chihiro will teach you how.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Reading and writing Japanese isn't difficult. Chihiro will teach you how.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
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Classic JPod101: Kanji Videos with Hiroko
In this classic video series, Hiroko introduces kanji with fun mnemonics.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
In this classic video series, Hiroko introduces kanji with fun mnemonics.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Classic JPod101: Basic Japanese with Hiroko
Learn self introductions, greetings, numbers and more with Hiroko.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Learn self introductions, greetings, numbers and more with Hiroko.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Classic JPod101: Japanese Body Language and Gestures
If you think language is just about words, think again.
8 Lessons Absolute Beginner
If you think language is just about words, think again.
8 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Visual Japanese Grammar Bank
Break down nitty gritty Japanese grammar in an easy to understand format.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Break down nitty gritty Japanese grammar in an easy to understand format.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Ultimate Japanese Pronunciation Guide
By focusing on the sounds which don't exist in English, you'll master pronunciation fast!
10 Lessons Absolute Beginner
By focusing on the sounds which don't exist in English, you'll master pronunciation fast!
10 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Innovative Japanese
Follow Mark Taggart and his family as they get situated into their new life in Japan.
10 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Follow Mark Taggart and his family as they get situated into their new life in Japan.
10 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Japanese Questions Answered by Hiroko
Hiroko answers your most commonly asked questions in an easy-to-understand format.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Hiroko answers your most commonly asked questions in an easy-to-understand format.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
New
Absolute Beginner Japanese for Every Day
In this fast-paced and fun series you'll learn the most popular Japanese phrases.
93 Lessons Absolute Beginner
In this fast-paced and fun series you'll learn the most popular Japanese phrases.
93 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Innovative Japanese Culture
Learn about Japanese cultural behavior with helpful animated explanations.
10 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Learn about Japanese cultural behavior with helpful animated explanations.
10 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
New
Reading Comprehension for Absolute Beginners
Try your hand at reading real Japanese in context.
10 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Try your hand at reading real Japanese in context.
10 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
New
Japanese Culture with Risa
Join our teacher Risa as she takes you around Japan.
54 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Join our teacher Risa as she takes you around Japan.
54 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Top Japanese Superstitions and Beliefs
Risa explains some of the most well-known Japanese superstitions and beliefs.
5 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Risa explains some of the most well-known Japanese superstitions and beliefs.
5 Lessons Absolute Beginner
2
Everyday Kanji
Learn useful everyday kanji with pictures that show the characters used in daily life in Japan.
21 Lessons Beginner
Learn useful everyday kanji with pictures that show the characters used in daily life in Japan.
21 Lessons Beginner
2
Introduction to Japanese Counters
Natsuko and Alisha will demystify some must-know Japanese counters.
15 Lessons Beginner
Natsuko and Alisha will demystify some must-know Japanese counters.
15 Lessons Beginner
2
Words of the Week with Risa for Beginners
These fun, bite-sized lessons will get you speaking Japanese in no time!
25 Lessons Beginner
These fun, bite-sized lessons will get you speaking Japanese in no time!
25 Lessons Beginner
2
New
Reading Comprehension for Beginners
Try your hand at reading real Japanese in context.
10 Lessons Beginner
Try your hand at reading real Japanese in context.
10 Lessons Beginner
2
Japanese Children's Songs
Japanese music videos with subtitles and translations so you can easily follow along.
13 Lessons Beginner
Japanese music videos with subtitles and translations so you can easily follow along.
13 Lessons Beginner
2
New
Ask Risa: Your Questions Answered
Get the answers to the questions you've always wanted to ask Risa!
22 Lessons Beginner
Get the answers to the questions you've always wanted to ask Risa!
22 Lessons Beginner
3
Classic JPod101: Journey Through Japan
Take a deep dive through Japan in these fun cultural lessons.
3 Lessons Intermediate
Take a deep dive through Japan in these fun cultural lessons.
3 Lessons Intermediate
3
Classic JPod101: iLove J-Drama
JapanesePod101.com Productions proudly presents iLove - a 21st century Japanese drama about a girl who appears on a podcast to make a pitch for the ONE. Largely based on the Japanese grammar, vocabulary and expressions covered to date by JapanesePod1
8 Lessons Intermediate
JapanesePod101.com Productions proudly presents iLove - a 21st century Japanese drama about a girl who appears on a podcast to make a pitch for the ONE. Largely based on the Japanese grammar, vocabulary and expressions covered to date by JapanesePod1
8 Lessons Intermediate
3
Learning Japanese through Posters
Every Japanese poster is an opportunity to study.
2 Lessons Intermediate
Every Japanese poster is an opportunity to study.
2 Lessons Intermediate
3
Must-Know Japanese Holiday Words
Risa introduces the vocabulary and customs of many popular holidays in Japan.
17 Lessons Intermediate
Risa introduces the vocabulary and customs of many popular holidays in Japan.
17 Lessons Intermediate
3
Words of the Week with Risa for Intermediate Learners
These fun, bite-sized lessons will get you speaking Japanese in no time!
25 Lessons Intermediate
These fun, bite-sized lessons will get you speaking Japanese in no time!
25 Lessons Intermediate
3
New
Reading Comprehension for Intermediate Learners
Try your hand at reading real Japanese in context.
10 Lessons Intermediate
Try your hand at reading real Japanese in context.
10 Lessons Intermediate
3
Japanese Questions Answered by Hiroko
Hiroko answers your most commonly asked questions in an easy-to-understand format.
25 Lessons Intermediate
Hiroko answers your most commonly asked questions in an easy-to-understand format.
25 Lessons Intermediate
4
Culture Class: Japanese Holidays
In this video series (Risa's first!) you'll learn about major Japanese holidays.
25 Lessons Advanced
In this video series (Risa's first!) you'll learn about major Japanese holidays.
25 Lessons Advanced
4
New
Reading Comprehension for Advanced Learners
Try your hand at reading real Japanese in context.
10 Lessons Advanced
Try your hand at reading real Japanese in context.
10 Lessons Advanced
1
New
Listening Comprehension for Absolute Beginners
Listen to the dialog, answer the question, then get a full breakdown.
24 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Listen to the dialog, answer the question, then get a full breakdown.
24 Lessons Absolute Beginner
2
New
Listening Comprehension for Beginners
Listen to the dialog, answer the question, then get a full breakdown.
20 Lessons Beginner
Listen to the dialog, answer the question, then get a full breakdown.
20 Lessons Beginner
3
New
Listening Comprehension for Intermediate Learners
Listen to the dialog, answer the question, then get a full breakdown.
20 Lessons Intermediate
Listen to the dialog, answer the question, then get a full breakdown.
20 Lessons Intermediate
4
New
Listening Comprehension for Advanced Learners
Listen to the dialog, answer the question, then get a full breakdown.
20 Lessons Advanced
Listen to the dialog, answer the question, then get a full breakdown.
20 Lessons Advanced
5
Bonus Footage
Bonus and "Just-for-Fun" JapnaesePod101 video lessons!
26 Lessons Bonus
Bonus and "Just-for-Fun" JapnaesePod101 video lessons!
26 Lessons Bonus
3
JLPT N3 Master Course
This pathway will help you pass the JLPT N3 test.
124 Lessons • 29 Assignments Intermediate
This pathway will help you pass the JLPT N3 test.
124 Lessons • 29 Assignments Intermediate
3
JLPT N2 Master Course
Those who pass the JLPT N2 test are considered fluent enough to study in Japan.
104 Lessons • 24 Assignments Intermediate
Those who pass the JLPT N2 test are considered fluent enough to study in Japan.
104 Lessons • 24 Assignments Intermediate
1
Conversational Japanese for Absolute Beginners
Friends, family, colleagues or strangers. Learn to speak with all of them with this collection.
50 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Friends, family, colleagues or strangers. Learn to speak with all of them with this collection.
50 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Nihongo Dojo: Absolute Beginner
The Nihongo Dojo will take you all the way to Intermediate Japanese. Suit up and get started now!
50 Lessons Absolute Beginner
The Nihongo Dojo will take you all the way to Intermediate Japanese. Suit up and get started now!
50 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Before You Travel: Survival Phrases
Don't waste your time! Get the most language in the shortest time with these survival phrases.
100 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Don't waste your time! Get the most language in the shortest time with these survival phrases.
100 Lessons Absolute Beginner
2
Classic JPod101: Beginner S1-3
Our first lessons ever! Take a trip down memory lane with these 250(!) lessons.
251 Lessons Beginner
Our first lessons ever! Take a trip down memory lane with these 250(!) lessons.
251 Lessons Beginner
3
The Path to Advanced Japanese
Get from Intermediate to Advanced! Formally Lower Intermediate season 2 - 6.
125 Lessons Intermediate
Get from Intermediate to Advanced! Formally Lower Intermediate season 2 - 6.
125 Lessons Intermediate
4
Classic JPod101: Advanced Audio Blog
An eclectic batch of Japanese topics and Miki's blog can be found here.
143 Lessons Advanced
An eclectic batch of Japanese topics and Miki's blog can be found here.
143 Lessons Advanced
4
Top 10 Japanese Authors
Natsume Soseki, Dazai Osamu, Miyazawa Kenji, and more.
10 Lessons Advanced
Natsume Soseki, Dazai Osamu, Miyazawa Kenji, and more.
10 Lessons Advanced
4
Top 10 Japanese Songs
Natsu no Omoide, Furusato, Usagi to Kame, and more.
11 Lessons Advanced
Natsu no Omoide, Furusato, Usagi to Kame, and more.
11 Lessons Advanced
4
Top 10 Japanese Holidays
Tanabata, Shichi-Go-San, Hinamatsuri, and more.
10 Lessons Advanced
Tanabata, Shichi-Go-San, Hinamatsuri, and more.
10 Lessons Advanced
4
Top 10 Japanese Foods
Tempura, Sushi, Natto, and more.
10 Lessons Advanced
Tempura, Sushi, Natto, and more.
10 Lessons Advanced
4
Top 10 Japanese Historical Figures
Oda Nobunaga, Saigo Takamori, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and more.
10 Lessons Advanced
Oda Nobunaga, Saigo Takamori, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and more.
10 Lessons Advanced
4
Top 10 Japanese Tourist Destinations
Hokkaido, Nagano, Hiroshima, and more.
10 Lessons Advanced
Hokkaido, Nagano, Hiroshima, and more.
10 Lessons Advanced
4
Top 10 Japanese Musicians
Eikichi Yazawa, Hikaru Utada, Mr. Children, and more.
10 Lessons Advanced
Eikichi Yazawa, Hikaru Utada, Mr. Children, and more.
10 Lessons Advanced
4
Top 5 Japanese Artists
Basho, Sesshu, Sharaku Toshusai, and more.
5 Lessons Advanced
Basho, Sesshu, Sharaku Toshusai, and more.
5 Lessons Advanced
2
Nihongo Dojo: Beginner
The Nihongo Dojo will take you all the way to Intermediate Japanese. Continue your training!
100 Lessons Beginner
The Nihongo Dojo will take you all the way to Intermediate Japanese. Continue your training!
100 Lessons Beginner
3
Scary Stories in Japanese
Following the 百物語怪談 (100 Ghost Stories) tradition, we'll tell some scary stories.
8 Lessons Intermediate
Following the 百物語怪談 (100 Ghost Stories) tradition, we'll tell some scary stories.
8 Lessons Intermediate
5
Throwback Thursday
Every Thursday we revisit a classic lesson from our archives.
502 Lessons Bonus
Every Thursday we revisit a classic lesson from our archives.
502 Lessons Bonus
5
Video News
Get the latest JapanesePod101.com news with video.
32 Lessons Bonus
Get the latest JapanesePod101.com news with video.
32 Lessons Bonus
1
Japanese Conversations with Animation
Get a taste of real Japanese conversation with these short animations.
6 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Get a taste of real Japanese conversation with these short animations.
6 Lessons Absolute Beginner
5
Kanji Time
Review and build up your Japanese Kanji knowledge.
65 Lessons Bonus
Review and build up your Japanese Kanji knowledge.
65 Lessons Bonus
2
Japanese Conversations with Animation
Get a taste of real Japanese conversation with these short animations.
5 Lessons Beginner
Get a taste of real Japanese conversation with these short animations.
5 Lessons Beginner
3
Learn Japanese Conversations with Animation — Intermediate
Get a taste of real Japanese conversation with these short animations.
5 Lessons Intermediate
Get a taste of real Japanese conversation with these short animations.
5 Lessons Intermediate
2
Extensive Reading in Japanese for Beginners — Classic
Break into reading Japanese with these fun miniature books.
3 Lessons Beginner
Break into reading Japanese with these fun miniature books.
3 Lessons Beginner
1
Extensive Reading in Japanese — Classic
Break into reading Japanese with these fun miniature books.
10 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Break into reading Japanese with these fun miniature books.
10 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
New
An Integrated Guide, Unit 1-1: Self-Introduction
14 Lessons • 3 Assignments Absolute Beginner
14 Lessons • 3 Assignments Absolute Beginner
1
New
Introduction to Business Culture
Want to learn about Japanese business culture and language related to the business world? Then this is the introductory course for you! You’ll learn about the culture in English, and you’ll even learn key vocabulary along the way.
13 Lessons • 3 Assignments Absolute Beginner
Want to learn about Japanese business culture and language related to the business world? Then this is the introductory course for you! You’ll learn about the culture in English, and you’ll even learn key vocabulary along the way.
13 Lessons • 3 Assignments Absolute Beginner
2
New
Ultimate Japanese Particle Guide
You will master the most common beginner-level particles to perfect your Japanese.
12 Lessons Beginner
You will master the most common beginner-level particles to perfect your Japanese.
12 Lessons Beginner
3
Extensive Reading in Japanese for Intermediate Learners
Break into reading Japanese with these fun miniature books.
14 Lessons Intermediate
Break into reading Japanese with these fun miniature books.
14 Lessons Intermediate
4
Extensive Reading in Japanese for Advanced Learners
Break into reading Japanese with these fun miniature books.
1 Lesson Advanced
Break into reading Japanese with these fun miniature books.
1 Lesson Advanced
1
New
Extensive Reading in Japanese for Absolute Beginners
Break into reading Japanese with these fun miniature books.
20 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Break into reading Japanese with these fun miniature books.
20 Lessons Absolute Beginner
2
New
Extensive Reading in Japanese for Beginners
Break into reading Japanese with these fun miniature books.
20 Lessons Beginner
Break into reading Japanese with these fun miniature books.
20 Lessons Beginner
1
New
Gengo Japanese: How to Master Conversational Japanese
These 42-lessons will teach you basic Japanese grammar, expressions, and vocabulary.
42 Lessons • 1 Assignment Absolute Beginner
These 42-lessons will teach you basic Japanese grammar, expressions, and vocabulary.
42 Lessons • 1 Assignment Absolute Beginner
2
Gengo Japanese Unit 1 -- Supplementary Pathway
This is a supplementary pathway that is designed to be studied in conjunction with the Gengo Japanese Unit 1 pathway.
4 Lessons Beginner
This is a supplementary pathway that is designed to be studied in conjunction with the Gengo Japanese Unit 1 pathway.
4 Lessons Beginner
2
Gengo Unit 1 — Week 1
Suggested Learning Path for Gengo Unit 1 — Week 1
3 Lessons • 5 Assignments Beginner
Suggested Learning Path for Gengo Unit 1 — Week 1
3 Lessons • 5 Assignments Beginner
2
Gengo Unit 1 — Week 2
Suggested Learning Path for Gengo Unit 1 — Week 2
5 Lessons • 9 Assignments Beginner
Suggested Learning Path for Gengo Unit 1 — Week 2
5 Lessons • 9 Assignments Beginner
2
Gengo Unit 1 — Week 3
Suggested Learning Path for Gengo Unit 1 — Week 3
3 Lessons • 5 Assignments Beginner
Suggested Learning Path for Gengo Unit 1 — Week 3
3 Lessons • 5 Assignments Beginner
2
Gengo Unit 1 — Week 5
Suggested Learning path for Gengo Unit 1 — Week 5
5 Lessons • 5 Assignments Beginner
Suggested Learning path for Gengo Unit 1 — Week 5
5 Lessons • 5 Assignments Beginner
2
Gengo Unit 1 — Week 6
Suggested Learning Path for Gengo Unit 1 — Week 6
2 Lessons • 5 Assignments Beginner
Suggested Learning Path for Gengo Unit 1 — Week 6
2 Lessons • 5 Assignments Beginner
2
Gengo Unit 1 — Week 7
Suggested Learning Path for Gengo Unit 1 — Week 7
3 Lessons • 5 Assignments Beginner
Suggested Learning Path for Gengo Unit 1 — Week 7
3 Lessons • 5 Assignments Beginner
2
Gengo Unit 1 — Week 8
Suggested Learning Path for Gengo Unit 1 — Week 8
5 Lessons • 9 Assignments Beginner
Suggested Learning Path for Gengo Unit 1 — Week 8
5 Lessons • 9 Assignments Beginner
2
Gengo Unit 1 — Week 9
Suggested Learning Path for Gengo Unit 1 — Week 9
5 Lessons • 9 Assignments Beginner
Suggested Learning Path for Gengo Unit 1 — Week 9
5 Lessons • 9 Assignments Beginner
1
Middle School Program 2-2: Culture
5 Lessons Absolute Beginner
5 Lessons Absolute Beginner
2
Japanese Grammar Made Easy
We'll give you the key to mastering beginner-level rules.
2 Lessons Beginner
We'll give you the key to mastering beginner-level rules.
2 Lessons Beginner
3
Learn Japanese with Songs
Learn Japanese through fun and catchy songs.
6 Lessons Intermediate
Learn Japanese through fun and catchy songs.
6 Lessons Intermediate
1
Reading & Writing Kana - Hiragana Unit 1
Lessons and assignments for the first half of the Hiragana chart.
5 Lessons • 10 Assignments Absolute Beginner
Lessons and assignments for the first half of the Hiragana chart.
5 Lessons • 10 Assignments Absolute Beginner
1
Reading & Writing Kana - Hiragana Unit 2
Lessons and assignments for the second half of the Hiragana chart.
5 Lessons • 10 Assignments Absolute Beginner
Lessons and assignments for the second half of the Hiragana chart.
5 Lessons • 10 Assignments Absolute Beginner
1
Reading & Writing Kana - Katakana Unit 1
Lessons and assignments for the first half of the Katakana chart.
5 Lessons • 10 Assignments Absolute Beginner
Lessons and assignments for the first half of the Katakana chart.
5 Lessons • 10 Assignments Absolute Beginner
1
Reading & Writing Kana - Katakana Unit 2
Lessons and assigments for the second half of the Katakana chart.
5 Lessons • 10 Assignments Absolute Beginner
Lessons and assigments for the second half of the Katakana chart.
5 Lessons • 10 Assignments Absolute Beginner
1
Can Give Your Contact Information
In this pathway, you will learn how to give your phone number and email address and how to exchange business cards.
5 Lessons • 3 Assignments Absolute Beginner
In this pathway, you will learn how to give your phone number and email address and how to exchange business cards.
5 Lessons • 3 Assignments Absolute Beginner
1
Can Talk About Your Family
6 Lessons • 1 Assignment Absolute Beginner
6 Lessons • 1 Assignment Absolute Beginner
2
Gengo Unit 1 — Week 4
Suggested Learning Path for Gengo Unit 1 — Week 4
4 Lessons • 3 Assignments Beginner
Suggested Learning Path for Gengo Unit 1 — Week 4
4 Lessons • 3 Assignments Beginner
1
Can Introduce Yourself
8 Lessons • 1 Assignment Absolute Beginner
8 Lessons • 1 Assignment Absolute Beginner
1
Visual Vocab Quiz: Learn with Picture
This pathway will test your vocabulary knowledge.
25 Lessons • 5 Assignments Absolute Beginner
This pathway will test your vocabulary knowledge.
25 Lessons • 5 Assignments Absolute Beginner
1
Visual Vocab Quiz: Core 300 Word List
1 Lesson • 3 Assignments Absolute Beginner
1 Lesson • 3 Assignments Absolute Beginner
1
Can Ask About Well-being
3 Lessons • 1 Assignment Absolute Beginner
3 Lessons • 1 Assignment Absolute Beginner
1
Can Talk About Weather
In this pathway, you will learn how to use weather expressions appropriate to conversation and show agreement to an opinion about the weather.
4 Lessons • 1 Assignment Absolute Beginner
In this pathway, you will learn how to use weather expressions appropriate to conversation and show agreement to an opinion about the weather.
4 Lessons • 1 Assignment Absolute Beginner
5
New
Monthly Review Video
Discover the newest learning strategies and study tools.
15 Lessons Bonus
Discover the newest learning strategies and study tools.
15 Lessons Bonus
5
Fun & Easy Japanese
Bonus Japanesepod101 video lessons!
3 Lessons Bonus
Bonus Japanesepod101 video lessons!
3 Lessons Bonus
2
Must-Know Japanese Slang Words & Phrases
24 Lessons Beginner
24 Lessons Beginner
5
New
Learning Strategies
Discover learning tips and strategies to help you learn faster.
25 Lessons Bonus
Discover learning tips and strategies to help you learn faster.
25 Lessons Bonus
1
New
Learn JLPT N5 Kanji
Learn Kanji, their on- and kun-readings, plus common words using the characters with this JLPT N5 Kanji Review series.
13 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Learn Kanji, their on- and kun-readings, plus common words using the characters with this JLPT N5 Kanji Review series.
13 Lessons Absolute Beginner
2
New
Learn JLPT N4 Kanji
Learn Kanji, their on- and kun-readings, plus common words using the characters with this JLPT N4 Kanji Review series.
13 Lessons Beginner
Learn Kanji, their on- and kun-readings, plus common words using the characters with this JLPT N4 Kanji Review series.
13 Lessons Beginner
3
New
Learn JLPT N3 Kanji
Learn Kanji, their on- and kun-readings, plus common words using the characters with this JLPT N3 Kanji Review series.
13 Lessons Intermediate
Learn Kanji, their on- and kun-readings, plus common words using the characters with this JLPT N3 Kanji Review series.
13 Lessons Intermediate
3
New
Learn JLPT N2 Kanji
Learn Kanji, their on- and kun-readings, plus common words using the characters with this JLPT N2 Kanji Review series.
13 Lessons Intermediate
Learn Kanji, their on- and kun-readings, plus common words using the characters with this JLPT N2 Kanji Review series.
13 Lessons Intermediate
4
New
Learn JLPT N1 Kanji
Learn Kanji, their on- and kun-readings, plus common words using the characters with this JLPT N1 Kanji Review series.
13 Lessons Advanced
Learn Kanji, their on- and kun-readings, plus common words using the characters with this JLPT N1 Kanji Review series.
13 Lessons Advanced
1
New
Learn Hiragana with Worksheets
Want to master Hiragana? With pathway, you can learn, practice, and review Hiragana for total mastery. You get the lessons that teach you to write. Review quizzes that test your Hiragana. And worksheets so you can practice your writing.
30 Lessons • 30 Assignments Absolute Beginner
Want to master Hiragana? With pathway, you can learn, practice, and review Hiragana for total mastery. You get the lessons that teach you to write. Review quizzes that test your Hiragana. And worksheets so you can practice your writing.
30 Lessons • 30 Assignments Absolute Beginner
1
New
Speaking Perfect Japanese at a Restaurant
Obliterate the language barrier between you and delicious Japanese food.
50 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Obliterate the language barrier between you and delicious Japanese food.
50 Lessons Absolute Beginner
2
New
Getting to Intermediate with Video
Level up your Japanese with this visual path. Learn culture, kanji, counters and much more.
111 Lessons Beginner
Level up your Japanese with this visual path. Learn culture, kanji, counters and much more.
111 Lessons Beginner
1
New
Learn Katakana with Worksheets
Want to master Katakana? With pathway, you can learn, practice, and review Katakana for total mastery. You get the lessons that teach you to write. Review quizzes that test your Katakana. And worksheets so you can practice your writing.
27 Lessons • 30 Assignments Absolute Beginner
Want to master Katakana? With pathway, you can learn, practice, and review Katakana for total mastery. You get the lessons that teach you to write. Review quizzes that test your Katakana. And worksheets so you can practice your writing.
27 Lessons • 30 Assignments Absolute Beginner
1
New
Prototype Audio Lessons for Absolute Beginners
Want to get access to never-before-seen, experimental language lessons? Take a look here. Leave a comment and let us know which ones you like best!
1 Lesson Absolute Beginner
Want to get access to never-before-seen, experimental language lessons? Take a look here. Leave a comment and let us know which ones you like best!
1 Lesson Absolute Beginner
2
New
Prototype Audio Lessons for Beginners
Want to get access to never-before-seen, experimental language lessons? Take a look here. Leave a comment and let us know which ones you like best!
5 Lessons Beginner
Want to get access to never-before-seen, experimental language lessons? Take a look here. Leave a comment and let us know which ones you like best!
5 Lessons Beginner
3
New
Prototype Audio Lessons for Intermediate Learners
Want to get access to never-before-seen, experimental language lessons? Take a look here. Leave a comment and let us know which ones you like best!
1 Lesson Intermediate
Want to get access to never-before-seen, experimental language lessons? Take a look here. Leave a comment and let us know which ones you like best!
1 Lesson Intermediate
1
New
Prototype Video Lessons for Absolute Beginners
Want to get access to never-before-seen, experimental language lessons? Take a look here. Leave a comment and let us know which ones you like best!
8 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Want to get access to never-before-seen, experimental language lessons? Take a look here. Leave a comment and let us know which ones you like best!
8 Lessons Absolute Beginner
3
New
Prototype Video Lessons for Intermediate Learners
Want to get access to never-before-seen, experimental language lessons? Take a look here. Leave a comment and let us know which ones you like best!
3 Lessons Intermediate
Want to get access to never-before-seen, experimental language lessons? Take a look here. Leave a comment and let us know which ones you like best!
3 Lessons Intermediate
1
New
Can Do Japanese for Absolute Beginners
Can you introduce yourself in Japanese? Talk about your family? Or give your phone number? With "Can Do Japanese for Absolute Beginners," you can do it all. Learn how to accomplish basic tasks required for everyday communication and conversations.
5 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Can you introduce yourself in Japanese? Talk about your family? Or give your phone number? With "Can Do Japanese for Absolute Beginners," you can do it all. Learn how to accomplish basic tasks required for everyday communication and conversations.
5 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
New
Absolute Beginner—Fun and Easy
If you are completely new to Japanese, start here! In this series, Jessi and Naomi will walk you through the absolute beginner basics of the Japanese language.
25 Lessons • 2 Assignments Absolute Beginner
If you are completely new to Japanese, start here! In this series, Jessi and Naomi will walk you through the absolute beginner basics of the Japanese language.
25 Lessons • 2 Assignments Absolute Beginner
2
New
Beginner Fun and Easy
This 25-lesson series is a continuation of Beginner Season 4. You will hear about Haruya, the professional Japanese boxer and another young Japanese man, Shin, both introduced in Season 4.
25 Lessons • 2 Assignments Beginner
This 25-lesson series is a continuation of Beginner Season 4. You will hear about Haruya, the professional Japanese boxer and another young Japanese man, Shin, both introduced in Season 4.
25 Lessons • 2 Assignments Beginner
1
New
Level 1 Japanese
Start here for our official curated pathway for Level 1
88 Lessons • 47 Assignments Absolute Beginner
Start here for our official curated pathway for Level 1
88 Lessons • 47 Assignments Absolute Beginner
2
New
Level 2 Japanese
Start here for our official curated pathway for Level 2
126 Lessons • 48 Assignments Beginner
Start here for our official curated pathway for Level 2
126 Lessons • 48 Assignments Beginner
1
New
Can Introduce Yourself
In this pathway, you will learn how to introduce yourself.
7 Lessons • 4 Assignments Absolute Beginner
In this pathway, you will learn how to introduce yourself.
7 Lessons • 4 Assignments Absolute Beginner
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