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Basic Japanese for Beginners 1!


Enrollment Fee will increase on March 3. Join soon at the current price!

Course Lesson List (PDF)



You can download the Course Lesson List HERE.

Check the lesson list and see if this course is right for your level.


Not sure if Japanese 1 is right for you?
Test your grammar knowledge.

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Learn Japanese at a comfortable pace in your spare time.
Lessons are fun and easy to understand.
Lots of PDF Handouts to download.
You can ask questions to the teacher!



Automatically Receive Another Course!


Join Japanese 1, and you will also receive the Hiragana Masterclass!

  • 14 Video Lessons
  • 34 pages of Reading Materials (PDF)
  • 154 Words Audio Files (MP3) for Pronunciation

Learn more about Hiragana Masterclass



Japanese 1 for Beginners + Hiragana Masterclass

Fee increases ($89 → $99) on March 3.



Meet Yuko Sensei



こんにちは!I am ゆうこせんせい (Yuko Sensei). I am a professional Japanese instructor with an M.A. in Japanese Pedagogy (Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language) and have over 20 years of teaching experience at colleges in the USA.

I have a passion for teaching and find great joy in helping learners progress and develop.

My students describe my teaching as fun, engaging, and easy to follow.

I appreciate your commitment to learning Japanese and look forward to assisting you on your learning journey!



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Japanese 1 Curriculum


  Introduction
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  Japanese Pronunciation
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  Japanese Letters
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  Break Time
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  Daily Expressions
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  Culture Time!
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  Vocabulary
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  Let's Try Self-Introduction!
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  Numbers
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  Break Time
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  Sentence Structure
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  How to Ask Questions
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  Let's Learn more Particles!
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  Negative Form
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  Sample Dialogue
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  Your Hobbies in Japanese
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  Assignment
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Structured Learning

Lessons are organized to promote efficient learning. It particularly benefits those learners who prefer a structured approach to learning.

Get Answer Directly

If anything is unclear, feel free to ask me questions. I always provide you with detailed explanations to help you with your learning.

Unlimited Access

Repeat any lessons, quizzes, or the entire course. Download PDFs and MP3s for offline studying. You have unlimited access to the course content!



Frequently Asked Questions



When do the courses start and finish?

You have the flexibility to choose when to begin and end. It is entirely self-paced, allowing you to learn at a speed that suits you.



How long do I have access to the course? 

There is no time limit to complete the package. After enrolling, you have unlimited access to all the materials as long as you like - across any devices you own. 



I don't read Japanese letters. Can I still join?

Absolutely! In Japanese 1, reading in Romaji (alphabet) is provided, so you can learn without being able to read Hiragana & Katakana. It is suggested that you become proficient in Hiragana by the time you complete Japanese 1. That is why Hiragana Mastercourse is provided as a free gift. ☺️




Japanese 1 for Beginners + Hiragana Masterclass

Fee increases ($89 → $99) on March 3.