Mini-Course 1

For total beginners!

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Every learner is different.

For your learning success, it's important that your learning style aligns with the teacher's style of teaching.

How can you check that?

By taking the actual lessons!

Try this mini-course and see if my teaching style matches your learning style.

You can watch lessons on a PC, tablet, or phone.

I was so thankful to find Yuko Sensei's course! I have tried a lot of online courses to learn Japanese, but they all seem to be so difficult, monotonous, and boring to learn. But, with Yuko Sensei's courses, you'll immediately know it's easy to follow and fun to learn! She is also very supportive of her students. Just ask a question, and she will respond back with lots of tips and encouragement! Plus, I got to try her lessons for free before signing up. Where else can you get free Japanese lessons with a real Sensei with long teaching experience? I highly recommend her courses! You will never regret taking it!

By the end of this course, you will learn...

1. Basic sentence structure "I am..."

2. What a Particle is.

3. How to say your nationality.

4. How to say your occupation.

5. How to say "I see" and "How about you?"

6. Tips to sound proper and natural

7. How to introduce yourself

Too basic for you? Check other courses!

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Your Instructor

Yuko Sensei
Yuko Sensei

Yuko-sensei is a professional Japanese instructor with an M.A. in Japanese Pedagogy (Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language). She has over 20 years of teaching experience at colleges in the USA.

Her students say her teaching is fun, engaging, and very easy to follow. She is skilled at presenting the complicated parts of the Japanese language in a simple manner. Her students describe her as a kind, patient, and supportive teacher who genuinely cares about the student's success.

  • Japanese 1 - Learn proper pronunciation, everyday phrases, fundamental grammar, and how to introduce yourself. This Mini-Course includes sample lessons from Japanese 1.
  • Japanese 2 - Ask questions "What? What day? What time? When? Where? How much?"
  • Japanese 3 - Learn how to use verbs and particles correctly.
  • Japanese 4 - Master TE Form for making requests, asking for permission, apologizing, and describing the current state.
  • Japanese 5 - Master Adjectives to communicate your preferences, desires, and wishes.
  • Japanese 6 - Master Plain Form and how to switch between polite and casual speech levels.
  • Japanese 7 - Learn Potential Verbs to indicate things you can or can't do and Volitional Verbs to convey invitations and intentions.
  • Hiragana Masterclass - Comprehensive video lessons with worksheets and audio files (154 words).
  • Kanji Startup Course - Start from Zero. The course will teach you how Kanji works and introduce 250 Kanji words.
  • Listening Course - Improve your comprehension skills by listening to various materials and then trying worksheets.

In addition, you will be part of our community of students and share your learning journey with others.

When you enroll in multiple courses as a package, you receive a discount.

Packages are subject to availability.

Check available course packages on this page.

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?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any device you own.
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.