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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
5
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
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
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
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
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
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
3
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
5
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
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
4
Mastering Upper Intermediate Grammar
Learn how to speak intelligent, nuanced Japanese with these lessons.
124 Lessons Upper Intermediate
Learn how to speak intelligent, nuanced Japanese with these lessons.
124 Lessons Upper Intermediate
4
An Introduction to Kansai Dialect
The Kansai region includes Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe and has its own culture and dialect.
7 Lessons Upper Intermediate
The Kansai region includes Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe and has its own culture and dialect.
7 Lessons Upper Intermediate
4
Doing Business in Japanese for Intermediate Learners
Build on your success in Japanese buisness with these intermediate lessons.
15 Lessons Upper Intermediate
Build on your success in Japanese buisness with these intermediate lessons.
15 Lessons Upper Intermediate
5
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
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
4
Expressing Opinions and Discussion
Practice how to express your opinions and to discuss intermediate topics.
14 Lessons Upper Intermediate
Practice how to express your opinions and to discuss intermediate topics.
14 Lessons Upper Intermediate
1
Japanese Culture Classes
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
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
2
Culture Class: Holidays in Japan
Get up-to-speed on the most common holidays in Japan.
25 Lessons Beginner
Get up-to-speed on the most common holidays in Japan.
25 Lessons Beginner
1
Talking Japanese Culture
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
2
Culture Class: Japanese Superstitions and Beliefs
Why is it lucky to dream of a white snake? Learn this and many more superstitions.
5 Lessons Beginner
Why is it lucky to dream of a white snake? Learn this and many more superstitions.
5 Lessons Beginner
1
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
5
Advanced Audio Blog 7
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
5
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
Upper Beginner Season 1
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
Lower Beginner Season 1
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
Lower Beginner Season 2
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
3
Must-Know Japanese Social Media Phrases
Social media Japanese follows its own rules. Learn to post like a native with these lessons.
25 Lessons Intermediate
Social media Japanese follows its own rules. Learn to post like a native with these lessons.
25 Lessons Intermediate
2
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
4
Yojijukugo
Learn about Yojijukugo, four-character compound words and idioms.
25 Lessons Upper Intermediate
Learn about Yojijukugo, four-character compound words and idioms.
25 Lessons Upper Intermediate
4
Ultimate Japanese Onomatopoeia Guide
Onomatopoeia is much more important in Japanese than English. Get up to speed!
25 Lessons Upper Intermediate
Onomatopoeia is much more important in Japanese than English. Get up to speed!
25 Lessons Upper Intermediate
2
Particles
Learn one of the most essential components of Japanese grammar with this Japanese Particles Series!
25 Lessons Beginner
Learn one of the most essential components of Japanese grammar with this Japanese Particles Series!
25 Lessons Beginner
Bonus Courses
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
Bonus Courses
Inner Circle
This monthly, no-holds-barred pathway gives you tried and tested learning methods.
80 Lessons Bonus
This monthly, no-holds-barred pathway gives you tried and tested learning methods.
80 Lessons Bonus
Bonus Courses
Japanese Vocab Builder
Quickly and efficiently build your Japanese vocabulary with these themed lessons.
198 Lessons Bonus
Quickly and efficiently build your Japanese vocabulary with these themed lessons.
198 Lessons Bonus
3
Intermediate Season 1
Follow the story of four graduate students in Japan and learn intermediate Japanese.
85 Lessons Intermediate
Follow the story of four graduate students in Japan and learn intermediate Japanese.
85 Lessons Intermediate
3
Lower Intermediate Season 1
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
Newbie Season 1
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
Newbie Season 4
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
Newbie Season 5
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
2
Culture Class: Essential Japanese Vocabulary
Let Japanese culture be your guide as you build up essential vocabulary and phrases.
25 Lessons Beginner
Let Japanese culture be your guide as you build up essential vocabulary and phrases.
25 Lessons 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
Bonus Courses
News
New lesson series, crucial site updates, hot new features, site promotions, and more.
372 Lessons Bonus
New lesson series, crucial site updates, hot new features, site promotions, and more.
372 Lessons Bonus
1
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
1
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
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
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
2
Absolute Beginner Japanese for Every Day
In this fast-paced and fun series you'll learn the most popular Japanese phrases.
94 Lessons Beginner
In this fast-paced and fun series you'll learn the most popular Japanese phrases.
94 Lessons 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
2
Reading Comprehension for Absolute 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
1
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
3
Reading Comprehension for Beginners
Try your hand at reading real Japanese in context.
10 Lessons Intermediate
Try your hand at reading real Japanese in context.
10 Lessons Intermediate
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
Ask Risa: Your Japanese 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
2
New
Quick & Easy Japanese Review for Beginners
You may have forgotten some of these words and phrases. Brush up now!
2 Lessons Beginner
You may have forgotten some of these words and phrases. Brush up now!
2 Lessons Beginner
3
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
4
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 Upper 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 Upper 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
4
Reading Comprehension for Intermediate Learners
Try your hand at reading real Japanese in context.
10 Lessons Upper Intermediate
Try your hand at reading real Japanese in context.
10 Lessons Upper 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
5
Video 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
5
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
2
Listening Comprehension for Absolute Beginners
Listen to the dialog, answer the question, then get a full breakdown.
24 Lessons Beginner
Listen to the dialog, answer the question, then get a full breakdown.
24 Lessons Beginner
3
Listening Comprehension for Beginners
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
Listening Comprehension for Intermediate Learners
Listen to the dialog, answer the question, then get a full breakdown.
20 Lessons Upper Intermediate
Listen to the dialog, answer the question, then get a full breakdown.
20 Lessons Upper Intermediate
5
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
Bonus Courses
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
4
JLPT N2 Master Course
Those who pass the JLPT N2 test are considered fluent enough to study in Japan.
104 Lessons • 24 Assignments Upper Intermediate
Those who pass the JLPT N2 test are considered fluent enough to study in Japan.
104 Lessons • 24 Assignments Upper 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
5
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
5
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
5
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
5
Top 10 Japanese Holidays
Tanabata, Shichi-Go-San, Hinamatsuri, and more.
10 Lessons Advanced
Tanabata, Shichi-Go-San, Hinamatsuri, and more.
10 Lessons Advanced
5
Top 10 Japanese Foods
Tempura, Sushi, Natto, and more.
10 Lessons Advanced
Tempura, Sushi, Natto, and more.
10 Lessons Advanced
5
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
5
Top 10 Japanese Tourist Destinations
Hokkaido, Nagano, Hiroshima, and more.
10 Lessons Advanced
Hokkaido, Nagano, Hiroshima, and more.
10 Lessons Advanced
5
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
5
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
4
Scary Stories in Japanese
Following the 百物語怪談 (100 Ghost Stories) tradition, we'll tell some scary stories.
8 Lessons Upper Intermediate
Following the 百物語怪談 (100 Ghost Stories) tradition, we'll tell some scary stories.
8 Lessons Upper Intermediate
Bonus Courses
Throwback Thursday
Every Thursday we revisit a classic lesson from our archives.
548 Lessons Bonus
Every Thursday we revisit a classic lesson from our archives.
548 Lessons Bonus
Bonus Courses
Video News
Get the latest JapanesePod101.com news with video.
42 Lessons Bonus
Get the latest JapanesePod101.com news with video.
42 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
Bonus Courses
Kanji Time
Review and build up your Japanese Kanji knowledge.
88 Lessons Bonus
Review and build up your Japanese Kanji knowledge.
88 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
An Integrated Guide, Unit 1-1: Self-Introduction
14 Lessons • 3 Assignments Absolute Beginner
14 Lessons • 3 Assignments Absolute Beginner
1
New
JLPT N5 Practice Pathway
Use this pathway to practice for the N5 JLPT Test.
1 Lesson • 11 Assignments Absolute Beginner
Use this pathway to practice for the N5 JLPT Test.
1 Lesson • 11 Assignments Absolute Beginner
2
New
JLPT N4 Practice Pathway
Use this pathway to practice for the N4 JLPT Test.
1 Lesson • 11 Assignments Beginner
Use this pathway to practice for the N4 JLPT Test.
1 Lesson • 11 Assignments Beginner
3
New
JLPT N3 Practice Pathway
Use this pathway to practice for the N3 JLPT Test.
1 Lesson • 8 Assignments Intermediate
Use this pathway to practice for the N3 JLPT Test.
1 Lesson • 8 Assignments Intermediate
1
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
1
New
JLPT N5 Kanji Practice
Use this pathway to practice N5 JLPT kanji.
1 Lesson • 17 Assignments Absolute Beginner
Use this pathway to practice N5 JLPT kanji.
1 Lesson • 17 Assignments Absolute Beginner
2
New
JLPT N4 Kanji Practice
Use this pathway to practice N4 JLPT kanji.
1 Lesson • 58 Assignments Beginner
Use this pathway to practice N4 JLPT kanji.
1 Lesson • 58 Assignments Beginner
1
New
JLPT N5 Grammar Practice
Use this pathway to practice N5 JLPT grammar.
1 Lesson • 14 Assignments Absolute Beginner
Use this pathway to practice N5 JLPT grammar.
1 Lesson • 14 Assignments Absolute Beginner
2
New
JLPT N4 Grammar Practice
Use this pathway to practice N4 JLPT grammar.
1 Lesson • 41 Assignments Beginner
Use this pathway to practice N4 JLPT grammar.
1 Lesson • 41 Assignments Beginner
2
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.
19 Lessons Intermediate
Break into reading Japanese with these fun miniature books.
19 Lessons Intermediate
5
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
Extensive Reading in Japanese for Absolute Beginners
Break into reading Japanese with these fun miniature books.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Break into reading Japanese with these fun miniature books.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
2
Extensive Reading in Japanese for Beginners
Break into reading Japanese with these fun miniature books.
25 Lessons Beginner
Break into reading Japanese with these fun miniature books.
25 Lessons Beginner
1
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
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
New
Can Talk About Your Family
In this pathway, you will learn how to talk about your family.
5 Lessons Absolute Beginner
In this pathway, you will learn how to talk about your family.
5 Lessons 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
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
Bonus Courses
Monthly Review Video
Discover the newest learning strategies and study tools.
25 Lessons Bonus
Discover the newest learning strategies and study tools.
25 Lessons Bonus
Bonus Courses
Fun & Easy Japanese
Bonus Japanesepod101 video lessons!
5 Lessons Bonus
Bonus Japanesepod101 video lessons!
5 Lessons Bonus
3
Must-Know Japanese Slang Words & Phrases
25 Lessons Intermediate
25 Lessons Intermediate
Bonus Courses
Learning Strategies
Discover learning tips and strategies to help you learn faster.
54 Lessons Bonus
Discover learning tips and strategies to help you learn faster.
54 Lessons Bonus
1
Learn JLPT N5 Kanji
Learn Kanji, their on- and kun-readings, plus common words using the characters with this JLPT N5 Kanji Review series.
18 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Learn Kanji, their on- and kun-readings, plus common words using the characters with this JLPT N5 Kanji Review series.
18 Lessons Absolute Beginner
2
Learn JLPT N4 Kanji
Learn Kanji, their on- and kun-readings, plus common words using the characters with this JLPT N4 Kanji Review series.
18 Lessons Beginner
Learn Kanji, their on- and kun-readings, plus common words using the characters with this JLPT N4 Kanji Review series.
18 Lessons Beginner
3
Learn JLPT N3 Kanji
Learn Kanji, their on- and kun-readings, plus common words using the characters with this JLPT N3 Kanji Review series.
18 Lessons Intermediate
Learn Kanji, their on- and kun-readings, plus common words using the characters with this JLPT N3 Kanji Review series.
18 Lessons Intermediate
4
Learn JLPT N2 Kanji
Learn Kanji, their on- and kun-readings, plus common words using the characters with this JLPT N2 Kanji Review series.
17 Lessons Upper Intermediate
Learn Kanji, their on- and kun-readings, plus common words using the characters with this JLPT N2 Kanji Review series.
17 Lessons Upper Intermediate
5
Learn JLPT N1 Kanji
Learn Kanji, their on- and kun-readings, plus common words using the characters with this JLPT N1 Kanji Review series.
17 Lessons Advanced
Learn Kanji, their on- and kun-readings, plus common words using the characters with this JLPT N1 Kanji Review series.
17 Lessons Advanced
4
JLPT N2 Grammar Practice
Use this pathway to practice N2 JLPT grammar.
1 Lesson • 26 Assignments Upper Intermediate
Use this pathway to practice N2 JLPT grammar.
1 Lesson • 26 Assignments Upper Intermediate
2
New
JLPT N4 Vocabulary Practice 1
Use this pathway to practice N4 JLPT vocabulary.
1 Lesson • 10 Assignments Beginner
Use this pathway to practice N4 JLPT vocabulary.
1 Lesson • 10 Assignments Beginner
2
New
JLPT N4 Vocabulary Practice 2
Use this pathway to practice N4 JLPT vocabulary.
1 Lesson • 10 Assignments Beginner
Use this pathway to practice N4 JLPT vocabulary.
1 Lesson • 10 Assignments Beginner
2
New
JLPT N4 Vocabulary Practice 3
Use this pathway to practice N4 JLPT vocabulary.
1 Lesson • 10 Assignments Beginner
Use this pathway to practice N4 JLPT vocabulary.
1 Lesson • 10 Assignments Beginner
1
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
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
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
2
New
Japanese Teachers Answer Your Questions
We answer your most commonly asked language questions.
5 Lessons Beginner
We answer your most commonly asked language questions.
5 Lessons Beginner
4
New
JLPT N2 Practice Pathway
Use this pathway to practice for the N2 JLPT Test.
1 Lesson • 19 Assignments Upper Intermediate
Use this pathway to practice for the N2 JLPT Test.
1 Lesson • 19 Assignments Upper Intermediate
1
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
JLPT N5 Vocabulary Practice 1
Use this pathway to practice N5 JLPT vocabulary.
1 Lesson • 10 Assignments Absolute Beginner
Use this pathway to practice N5 JLPT vocabulary.
1 Lesson • 10 Assignments Absolute Beginner
1
New
JLPT N5 Vocabulary Practice 2
In this path, you can test your vocabulary skill for JLPT N5.
1 Lesson • 10 Assignments Absolute Beginner
In this path, you can test your vocabulary skill for JLPT N5.
1 Lesson • 10 Assignments Absolute Beginner
1
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
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
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
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!
9 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!
9 Lessons Absolute Beginner
3
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!
4 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!
4 Lessons Intermediate
2
New
The 800 Core Words and Phrases
Learn the 800 most common words and phrases with this video series.
10 Lessons Beginner
Learn the 800 most common words and phrases with this video series.
10 Lessons Beginner
1
Can Do Japanese for Absolute Beginners
Learn how to "do" various tasks in Japanese. A practical course.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Learn how to "do" various tasks in Japanese. A practical course.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
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
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. This course is aligned with JLPT N5 and level A1 of the CEFR.
92 Lessons • 130 Assignments Absolute Beginner
Start here for our official curated pathway for Level 1. This course is aligned with JLPT N5 and level A1 of the CEFR.
92 Lessons • 130 Assignments Absolute Beginner
1
New
Level 1 Japanese: An Intensive Course
Start here for our intensive curated pathway for Level 1. This course is aligned with JLPT N5 and level A1-A2 of the CEFR.
42 Lessons • 76 Assignments Absolute Beginner
Start here for our intensive curated pathway for Level 1. This course is aligned with JLPT N5 and level A1-A2 of the CEFR.
42 Lessons • 76 Assignments Absolute Beginner
2
New
Level 2 Japanese
Start here for our official curated pathway for Level 2. This course is aligned with JLPT N5/N4 and level A2 of the CEFR.
127 Lessons • 79 Assignments Beginner
Start here for our official curated pathway for Level 2. This course is aligned with JLPT N5/N4 and level A2 of the CEFR.
127 Lessons • 79 Assignments Beginner
3
New
Level 3 Japanese
Start here for our official curated pathway for Level 3. This course is aligned with JLPT N4/N3 and level B1 of the CEFR.
99 Lessons • 66 Assignments Intermediate
Start here for our official curated pathway for Level 3. This course is aligned with JLPT N4/N3 and level B1 of the CEFR.
99 Lessons • 66 Assignments Intermediate
1
New
Can Introduce Yourself
In this pathway, you will learn how to introduce yourself in Japanese.
17 Lessons • 8 Assignments Absolute Beginner
In this pathway, you will learn how to introduce yourself in Japanese.
17 Lessons • 8 Assignments Absolute Beginner
4
New
Level 4 Japanese
Start here for our official curated pathway for Level 4. This course is aligned with JLPT N3/N2 and level B2 of the CEFR.