Japanese 4 - TE Form Master Course

All About Japanese Verb TE forms

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What is TE Form? TE Form is one conjugation form of Japanese verb that is used to create various expressions. Below are the expressions covered in this master course!

  • Please call me later. ... Request
  • Would you call me later? ... Request (more considerate)
  • Would it be alright to ask you to call me later? ... Request (very polite and considerate)
  • May I smoke here? ... Asking for permission
  • Is it alright if I smoke here? ... Asking for permission (more appropriate culturally)
  • You may smoke here. ... Giving permission
  • I am eating now. ... On-going Action
  • I am married. ... Resultant State
  • I've been studying Japanese for 4 years. ... Repeated action
  • I wake up at 6:00, do yoga, and go to work everyday. ... Multiple Actions in one sentence

Download the complete list of Lessons & Materials HERE

At the end of the course, you can request to have me check your Japanese!

To anyone that is even remotely interested in learning Japanese I highly recommend Yuko-Sensei and Smile Nihongo for the best in Japanese language instruction. You will find the course enjoyable and a teacher that is very passionate and caring! I have studied with several courses on CD’s and books but this is by far the best way to learn. Yuko-Sensei is very willing to work with students one on one to answer questions and at times provide insight into Japanese lifestyle that can only come from someone native to the country. I am not only married to a Japanese lady but live in Kobe Japan on a limited basis and Yuko-Sensei has helped me tremendously in my quest to learn the language!


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Each course (Japanese 4, 5, 6) is 28% off in the package.

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I have really enjoyed my Japanese lessons with Smile Nihongo Academy. I've always wanted to learn Japanese, but taking a language class has always been challenging with my schedule. Smile Nihongo has changed that. I am a busy stay-at-home mom and I like that the program is self-guided and accessible 24/7. I am able to go at my own pace and repeat lessons as needed to ensure my comprehension before moving to another course. Yuko-sensei's lessons are engaging and fun! The cultural lessons provided enhance the learning experience, and you can feel the warmth and love that Yuko-sensei has for her home country. Smile Nihongo Academy is the perfect solution to learning Japanese for busy people!

The course provide pronunciation exercises too!

Improve your pronunciation and fluency with the technique called "shadowing." The course guides you through how to use "shadowing" to copy native speaker's pronunciation. It comes with MP3 audio files that you can download so that you can practice shadowing on the go!

I started studying Japanese on my own to later enroll in classes at a school. All was well in the beginning. However, as the courses went on, it started to get confusing. I searched for online sites where they could explain things in a simpler manner and I suddenly stumbled upon Yuko-sensei's site. I can't say enough how easy it is now to understand those things I was so confused about. I now understand things I couldn't before in my classes at the school! I highly, highly recommend Yuko-sensei's Japanese courses. They are worth it! Not only are they easy to understand, Sensei herself is very compassionate, patient, and understanding. She will respond to you almost immediately. She's the best Sensei so far I've come across who truly cares about her online students and seeks ways to make the language learning easy for us newbies. :)

Printable PDF materials are included! (35 pages)


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 cam upon Yuko sensei's Smile Nihongo Academy online, not only was the cost of the course 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. She makes supporting materials available as well and these materials are well constructed.

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


Course Curriculum

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.
Who is this course designed for?
This course is designed for learners who have the basic knowledge of Japanese verb in MASU form and wish to proceed to the next stage. The course provides lots of downloadable worksheets in PDF and MP3 audio files to improve listening comprehension. It comes with pronunciation exercises too. It is ideal for learners who want to improve their Japanese in multiple areas at their own pace.
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.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
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.