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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
74 Lessons
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Lessons for Your Flight To Japan
How much Japanese can you learn in 135 minutes? A whole lot, actually.
10 Lessons
10 Lessons
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Essential Japanese for Emergencies
Don't get caught in an emergency without these language skills!
10 Lessons
10 Lessons
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Mastering Japanese: Level 1
Set a solid Japanese foundation with this path. For those aiming for complete mastery.
142 Lessons
142 Lessons
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Get Motivated to Study Japanese
When you're feeling burnt out try these lessons to rekindle the flame!
15 Lessons
15 Lessons
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JLPT N5 Master Course
Prepare for N5, the first level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT).
118 Lessons
118 Lessons
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Speaking Perfect Japanese at a Restaurant
Obliterate the language barrier between you and delicious Japanese food.
20 Lessons
20 Lessons
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Using a Phone in Japan
Pick up the phone with confidence and fluency using these lessons.
14 Lessons
14 Lessons
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Getting Started with Japanese Business Culture
Learn the basics of Japanese business culture, manners and language.
9 Lessons
9 Lessons
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Talking about Habits and Daily Routines
Talking abour daily schedule is an important skill and it's easy to get started.
8 Lessons
8 Lessons
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Conversational Japanese for Absolute Beginners
Friends, family, colleagues or strangers. Learn to speak with all of them with this collection.
50 Lessons
50 Lessons
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Nihongo Dojo: Absolute Beginner
The Nihongo Dojo will take you all the way to Intermediate Japanese. Suit up and get started now!
50 Lessons
50 Lessons
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Before You Travel: Survival Phrases
Don't waste your time! Get the most language in the shortest time with these survival phrases.
100 Lessons
100 Lessons
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New
An Integrated Guide, Unit 1-1: Self-Introduction
14 Lessons
14 Lessons
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Classic JPod101: Culture Class
Take a journey through Japan with this assortment of cultural points, tips and insight.
63 Lessons
63 Lessons
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Culture Class: Holidays in Japan
Get up-to-speed on the most common holidays in Japan.
25 Lessons
25 Lessons
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Talking Japanese Culture: Top 5s
What are the top 5 sushi items? Pop culture icons? Learn these and more.
25 Lessons
25 Lessons
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Culture Class: Japanese Superstitions and Beliefs
Why is it lucky to dream of a white snake? Learn this and many more superstitions.
5 Lessons
5 Lessons
1
New
Culture Class: News and Current Events in Japan
Learn about current events and news in Japan in this English collection for beginners.
17 Lessons
17 Lessons
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Classic JPod101: Newbie S1
Peter, Yoshi and Chigusa teach you basic Japanese in this classic series from 2006.
27 Lessons
27 Lessons
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Study in Japan: Situational Japanese
Follow Lori, an American student studying in Japan, as you learn situation-based Japanese.
50 Lessons
50 Lessons
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Speaking Informal Japanese
Follow Kent and his cousin's family in Japan. You'll learn about informal Japanese.
26 Lessons
26 Lessons
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Culture Class: Essential Japanese Vocabulary
Let Japanese culture be your guide as you build up essential vocabulary and phrases.
25 Lessons
25 Lessons
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Top 25 Questions You Need to Know
What's your name? Where are you from? Learn how to answer these common questions.
25 Lessons
25 Lessons
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Introduction to Japanese
5 lessons, 31 minutes. Your quick-start guide to the absolute basics of Japanese.
5 Lessons
5 Lessons
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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.
18 Lessons
18 Lessons
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How to Write in Japanese: Hiragana and Katakana
Learn all of the Hiragana and Katakana characters and how to write them.
20 Lessons
20 Lessons
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Classic JPod101: Kantan Kana
Reading and writing Japanese isn't difficult. Chihiro will teach you how.
25 Lessons
25 Lessons
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Classic JPod101: Kanji Videos with Hiroko
In this classic video series, Hiroko introduces kanji with fun mnemonics.
25 Lessons
25 Lessons
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Classic JPod101: Basic Japanese with Hiroko
Learn self introductions, greetings, numbers and more with Hiroko.
25 Lessons
25 Lessons
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Classic JPod101: Japanese Body Language and Gestures
If you think language is just about words, think again.
8 Lessons
8 Lessons
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Visual Japanese Grammar Bank
Break down nitty gritty Japanese grammar in an easy to understand format.
25 Lessons
25 Lessons
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Ultimate Japanese Pronunciation Guide
By focusing on the sounds which don't exist in English, you'll master pronunciation fast!
10 Lessons
10 Lessons
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Innovative Japanese
Follow Mark Taggart and his family as they get situated into their new life in Japan.
10 Lessons
10 Lessons
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Japanese Questions Answered by Hiroko
Hiroko answers your most commonly asked questions in an easy-to-understand format.
25 Lessons
25 Lessons
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New
Absolute Beginner Japanese for Every Day
In this fast-paced and fun series you'll learn the most popular Japanese phrases.
55 Lessons
55 Lessons
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Innovative Japanese Culture
Learn about Japanese cultural behavior with helpful animated explanations.
10 Lessons
10 Lessons
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New
Reading Comprehension for Absolute Beginners
Try your hand at reading real Japanese in context.
5 Lessons
5 Lessons
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New
Japanese Culture with Risa
Join our teacher Risa as she takes you around Japan.
34 Lessons
34 Lessons
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Top Japanese Superstitions and Beliefs
Risa explains some of the most well-known Japanese superstitions and beliefs.
5 Lessons
5 Lessons
1
New
Listening Comprehension for Absolute Beginners
Listen to the dialog, answer the question, then get a full breakdown.
20 Lessons
20 Lessons
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Japanese Conversations with Animation
Get a taste of real Japanese conversation with these short animations.
6 Lessons
6 Lessons
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Extensive Reading in Japanese
Break into reading Japanese with these fun miniature books.
10 Lessons
10 Lessons
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An Integrated Guide to Japanese Unit 1
9 Lessons
9 Lessons