Do you want to learn Japanese online? Have you been teaching yourself for years and wishing to have your own teacher? Do you not have time to regularly attend classes? Have you tried learning Japanese online before but didn’t have access to a teacher who can answer your questions?
If any of these apply to you, I can help you.
I am a professional Japanese language teacher with many years of teaching experience. Today I would like to invite you to my free online course. Do you think you will learn from me? Let’s find out.
Does It Work? Try a Free Mini-Course
Before you invest your money and time to an online course, it’s always best to see if the course fits your learning style.
The only way to find out is to try the lessons. That’s why I offer a free mini-course for you to try and see if it works for you.
Sign up above with your name and email address, and you are in! You can provide your real name or any name that you want me to call you. Just know that once you become my student, I will begin using the name you provided and calling you [any name you provided]SAN. 🙂
No need to provide payment information. You will never be charged unless you decided to join my paid courses in the future. Even if you decided not to, you can keep this free course forever. I will be sending you each lesson via email, so you have access to those lessons anytime from your mailbox.
What’s In the Course?
The trial course is designed for beginners. The main focus is going to be on Japanese basic grammar and sentence structure. By the end of the mini-course, you will be able to say simple things about yourself and other people. (name, nationality, occupation, etc.)
Once signed up, you will receive 5 lessons with video via email over 9 days.
Do I Need to Know Hiragana?
No, you don’t need to know Hiragana or Katakana letters to learn from this free course.
I created each lesson both in Romaji (Western Alphabets) and Hiragana/Katakana (Japanese letters) so that you can complete the entire course without knowing Japanese letters.
I also provide PDF materials for you to download, and those are made in both in Hiragana and Romaji too.
Again, the purpose of this trial course is for you to see whether or not my teaching style matches your learning style. Please try it and see if my explanations make sense to you and are easy to follow as well. In that respect, even if you aren’t a complete beginner, you can still use this course to check the style, quality, and content of my lessons.
Get the course for free. Provide the information below and you are all set. The first lesson will be sent to your mailbox right away.
On the side note, however, I highly recommend that you start learning Hiragana if you are serious about mastering Japanese. Why? Because Romaji is something that we invented for non-Japanese people who cannot read our letters and do not precisely represents Japanese pronunciation.
If you keep relying on Romaji, you’ll have a hard time improving your Japanese down the road.
I have Hiragana video card for each letter on my Instagram page. Check them out if you are interested.
Here is the List of Lessons
Lesson 1 – How to say your nationality
In the very first lesson, I will cover country names in Japanese and how to use them to say your nationality. In the lesson video, I want you to try pronouncing country names other than your own as it is going to be a good practice for pronunciation.
Lesson 2 – Let’s talk about yourself!
In the second lesson, you will learn how to construct sentences in Japanese. Then, I will cover how to use those sentences to say your name, nationality, and occupation. This is basic information about yourself that you can give in your self-introduction.
Lesson 3 – How to sound proper & natural, TWO Key Points!
In the third lesson, I will cover two crucial points for you to sound proper and as natural at this level as possible when speaking in Japanese. These are two of the very common mistakes that I see even intermediate-level learners make. I want you to be aware of these at an early stage of your Japanese learning.
Lesson 4 – Self Introduction, Example Dialogue
Let’s use what you have learned in the previous lessons in self-introduction. Listen to the example dialogue between two people and understand how you can use those simple sentences when you introduce yourself.
Lesson 5 – Let’s talk about others!
In the last lesson of the course, we will expand the knowledge you’ve gained so far to talk about other people in your life such as your father, mother, boyfriend, girlfriend, and best friend. You will be amazed how much you can say things in Japanese by the end of this trial course!
Who Is the Teacher?
A little about me. I am a native Japanese who has been teaching Japanese as my profession for 18 years. I am specially trained to teach English-speaking learners so all of my lessons are conducted in English, although I have had students from many non-English-speaking countries as well.
You can watch the video here if you want to learn more about my background and why I am teaching Japanese online.
Let’s Learn Japanese Online!
Japanese is a language which is very difficult to learn on your own. We have quite different grammar compared to English as well as distinctions in speech styles (we differentiate how we speak depending on situations) which does not exist in English. That is why you need proper instructions from a professional teacher to grasp the notion of Japanese.
I hope you will take this opportunity to learn Japanese online for free through my course. If you have never tried to learn Japanese from a professional teacher, it will also be the chance for you to see if that’s the path you want to proceed.
If you feel this mini-course doesn’t work for you, that’s ok. You can simply walk away at the end of Lesson 5 and I am sure you’ll find other programs that fit well with your learning style. You have nothing to lose!
Meanwhile, if you are curious about other courses I offer, please visit the homepage of my online school, Smile Nihongo Academy.
I’m looking forward to having you as my student. See you in the first lesson!