You'll be reading, writing, listening and speaking natural Japanese from day one, and building confidence in no time!
By the end of the 12 weeks you'll be reading and writing Hiragana, Katakana and hundreds (yes, hundreds!) of Kanji, not to mention being able to hold a real-life conversation in both casual and polite language as you please. In 12 weeks, a whole other world will unfold in front of you, so what are you waiting for!?
I know it's daunting, but don't worry, I got you! We'll go through all of the basics, starting with Hiragana and Katakana. Japanese can become complicated with all of the particles, the grammar, and the politeness of speech, but I'll lay it down as simple as possible. In 12 weeks you'll be glad that you started the journey here!
You've got a headstart on the Beginners course, but you're not quite up to Intermediate yet. Probably friendly with the Duolingo Owl, but feeling a bit attacked by their notifications? This one's got less explanation, and more repetition and practice. Oh, and full-on Kanji use. But nothing to be worried about, I know you got this!
I know this ain't your first rodeo so the main focus in this course will be vocabulary and grammar. Japanese grammar can get really tricky, but hang in there! Once you have that all down pat, you're on your way to true fluency! By the end of this course you'll be able to create longer sentences, express yourself more freely, and feel more confident in your speech. We'll dive into tricky grammar, naturalistic Japanese, and tonnes of conversation.
And now you're looking for a course that can meet you at your current level, and then teach you the grammar and vocabulary for the next, in a structured, simple way. We'll take a deep dive into complex grammar and natural Japanese language. We'll also cover Keigo (honorific language) used in business and formal settings.
In this course we'll be taking a deep dive into a bunch of more complex topics to boost your vocabulary and your Kanji bank. There'll also be a whole new stack of grammar to up your ability to express yourself in a variety of different situations using both casual and polite language. This course is equivalent to the JLPT-N2 level.
I can honestly say that I really like the course structure, a lot of the content particularly the grammar is explained well. Now, there's no magic formula to instantly make you fluent in Japanese but having a good foundation is important and this course structure does that very well...the rest is up to you!
Over the years I’ve tried to learn Japanese in a few ways (apps, face-to-face tutoring) but never learnt as much as what I have with Japanese in 12! The information is easily understandable, in a short format that fits in with my busy life and fun. But the best part…. It sticks! I genuinely believe I’m going to reach my goal of speaking Japanese thanks to Aimee and the team.
That's Aimee. I kid you not; we're on opposite sides of the planet; the course is quite self-paced, and you still feel her passion for Japanese radiate through the materials. I know, I know, it sounds cheesy, but there is no other way to put it. Aimee makes Japanese so approachable. You know how Kanji are terrifying with their complexity and sheer numbers? Fear no more, she sneaks them into the material, and your brain will simply absorb them! The entire course is genuinely fun and enjoyable. Of course, it is challenging, you want to learn something after all, but it isn't overwhelming. Aimee explains everything thoroughly and her patience knows no boundaries when you do need a little more help. Still reading? Still looking to learn Japanese? Do it already!
As someone who has tried to self motivate and study Japanese before (with no results) I must say how grateful I am for Aimee and this amazing class structure she has created. Each week lessons are broken down into "bite sized" modules. They are not only easy to understand, but they are beautiful to look at. Aimee has a loving and supporting nature. She is your biggest cheerleader so to speak. I am someone who puts a lot of pressure on themselves to succeed. Every opportunity she had, Aimee would help change the way I was thinking. Instead of looking at all I don't know, she reminded me about what I have learnt thus far. Aimee has curated a wonderful community of like-minded individuals. Individuals who help uplift, support, and practice alongside you. Overall, Japanese in 12 has been such a game changer. I cannot wait to start the next level in my learning. Thank you!
Learning a language being dyslexic is really hard but Amiee has made it a bit easier. Each lesson is in video format as well which means I’m not relying on reading, also the worksheets text are on a pinkish background so even better for my dyslexia, very easy to read. My husband says I’ve learnt more Japanese then he did in his semesters of Japanese! Japanese in 12 is a super supportive community and so much fun to learn with.
I was once standing at the starting line too, looking towards what seemed like an unattainable goal.
Japanese is kind of like my first love story, ever since I visited Japan when I was 14. Since then, I've had my fair share of nights crying into textbooks, going through stacks of flashcards for what seemed like days on end, and watching video after video on language learning tips, and still feeling like I was moving ahead at snail speed.
Japanese in 12 has been developed from my experience as a student, my years in the classroom teaching, and my adventures as an interpreter. I'm actually pretty proud of it, and can't wait to show you.