Each of our official Japanese language courses is designed by a team of Japanese language experts to teach you the language you need to have conversations in real-life situations. From finding your way around crazy Shinjuku to ordering Okonomiyaki pancakes, shopping, greeting new friends or connecting with family, you’ll learn Japanese how it’s used by native speakers in daily life.
And you won’t find any old textbook-style language in our courses! We bring the beauty and culture of a language to life with lessons that include over 4600 words and phrases and over 10,000 native speaker audio and video clips.
Because we know. You probably tried learning Japanese before. Maybe it was hard learning when it's appropriate to use the polite and casual register. Or trying to get to grips with the fact that each Kanji can be read in so many different ways bored you out of your mind. Maybe it was both!
You know what’s weird, though? We’ve ALL learned a language once! Sure, it took a bit of time, but all good things in life do. That’s why we created a 3-step approach to learning that helps you acquire a new language like you did the first time around: naturally - through language immersion.
It adapts your lessons to your individual needs, which keeps boredom away so you stay motivated and learn faster. Language goals? Nailed.
With thousands of naturally-voiced audio and video clips you’ll watch, listen and learn from real locals - no computerised audio here!
With us, it’s about jumping in and giving it a go without worrying about being accurate. So we won’t give you grammar lessons from the get-go. That’s what probably scared you away when you last tried...
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