Course Bundle Japanese 1, 2, 3, 4

Now we have a new package available.

Complete Package: Japanese 1-2-3-4-5

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What do I learn in Japanese 1, 2, 3, 4?

Click the links below and download the Lesson List (PDF).

Japanese 1 Lesson List

Japanese 2 Lesson List

Japanese 3 Lesson List

Japanese 4 Lesson List

I’ve tried learning from other types of Japanese programs but found the instructor intimidating, the lessons presented poorly, the cost of the program expensive, and the support from the instructor lacking. I felt very frustrated and thought I would never find a program that I could really embrace and enjoy.

When I came upon Yuko sensei's courses online, not only was the cost very reasonable, but I found her presentation of the lessons to be clear and easy to follow. Yuko sensei presents her lessons in a very pleasant and friendly manner; she makes you feel comfortable. I have been enjoying the lessons thoroughly and I am able to retain much of the lessons. She is very responsive to your questions and I do not feel intimidated to reach out to her, even if the questions have nothing to do directly with the course. Her supporting materials are well constructed and very helpful as well!

It's easy to get motivated learning from Yuko sensei. I look forward to her continued lessons. I recommend Smile NIhongo Academy highly!


The below packages are available for limited time only once or twice a year.

Please check back.

Package 1 & 2

Package 2 & 3

Package 3 & 4

Package 4 & 5

Package 1, 2, 3

Watch a Sample Lesson from Japanese 1!

Watch a Sample Lesson from Japanese 2!

Watch a Sample Lesson from Japanese 3!

Watch a Sample Lesson from Japanese 4!

Courses Included with Purchase

Japanese 1 for Beginners
Learn from ZERO and build a strong foundation!
Yuko Hanamure
Japanese 2 for Beginners
Yuko Hanamure
Japanese 3 - Verbs & Particles
The Comprehensive Guide to Japanese Verbs and Sentence Structure
Yuko Hanamure
Japanese 4 - TE Form Master Course
All About Japanese Verb TE forms
Yuko Hanamure

Original Price: $356


Your Instructor

Yuko Hanamure
Yuko Hanamure

Yuko-sensei is a native Japanese, who was born and raised in Kagoshima, Japan. She has an M.A. Degree in Japanese Pedagogy (Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language) and has over 20 years of teaching experience.

Her students describe her teaching style as fun, engaging, and very easy to follow. She is skilled at presenting the complicated parts of the Japanese language in a simple manners so that her students can fully digest new information. Her students say she is a kind, patient, and supportive teacher who genuinely cares about teaching.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
As long as you want! After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Who is this package designed for?
This package is for learners who want to learn Japanese from the basics and gain proficient skills in communication. The package includes the courses: Japanese 1 to 4. They are approximately equal to two quarters (or 1.5 semesters) of Japanese courses at a college/university outside Japan. By enrolling, you have access to the same level of information without attending a class! The instructor is there to answer your questions and support your learning. It is ideal for learners who want to study with a professional being at home.
I don't read Hiragana and Katakana. Can I still join this course?
Absolutely! All of the lessons provide video and materials both in Romaji (Latin alphabets) and Japanese letters. You don't need to know Hiragana & Katakana to learn from this course.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

This course is closed for enrollment.