Not everyone is a textbook learner. I don't blame you. They're dry, they're tedious. What did that sentence say? *rereads 3 more times*
Okay, so you've taken the leap, and you PAID, but it's not paying off. It's structured, it's rigid, and after 4 weeks of classes, you're on your own again. Sigh.
You have every resource at your fingertips, but you're overwhelmed. Where should you start? Are they teaching you the 'right' way? Help!!!
If it's not sticking, it's not you.
If you want to skip the textbooks, apps and trying to connect the dots by yourself - and instead join a community of other learners, get full 1 to 1 support, and access to a huge library of resources and lesson - then Japanese in 12 is perfect for you.
What if ...
Share your cohort with only 30 people, meaning limited numbers in order to ensure personalised attention and 24/7 support. Every question you ask gets personalised, detailed support & help.
This is broken down into 5 weekly lessons for 12 weeks. Each lesson is 20 minutes in duration. This means you can study on the go, watch a video in your lunch break, and fit your study into your life - not the other way around.
Yeah, this is a biggie. I’ll take you through the lessons step by step, meaning that you have multiple opportunities to learn. Read the chapter, watch a video, and complete a quiz for every module.
Take a break, hop back in, or complete the course on time. It’s completely up to you. Life happens, and pressure to study does not help you memorise anything. (See previous note about classes ACTUALLY fitting in with YOUR schedule).
Throughout the 12 weeks, there will be Q&A sessions and live workshops to check in with & interact. We’ll get to know each other and have some banter, as well as do a group bonus lesson.
It’s your space to flex your skills and practice with other learners. If language learning is all about communicating with people… why shouldn’t your course allow you to actually… communicate with people?
You'll get 5 modules for 12 weeks. This means you get solid information, fast. Fit your learning into your schedule.
Speaking from day one — gain the ability to introduce yourself, ask for directions, read signage, express your opinion, describe things, count to 10,000 and understand BOTH polite and casual language.
You'll be able to quickly and fluently read hiragana, katakana, and hundreds of kanji.
Hold a conversation with CONFIDENCE and gain real life practice with a real community.
It's simple, easy to understand and is only 12 weeks at a time but you learn sooo so much within those 12 weeks! Aimee is the best teacher you could ask for! Super welcoming and immediately makes you feel comfortable. If you're on the fence on whether to learn Japanese or not Japanese in 12 is perfect for you!!
And that's the beauty of it really. I learnt Japanese the hard way. Unguided, messily, and making every mistake along the way. I said the wrong words, I asked a business man on a date instead of to our next meeting, and I ate raw chicken by mistake. But I did all of that, so that you don't have to.
Japanese in 12 is the program that I created so that I can teach what’s worked for me (and what was a huge waste of time) based on hard won experience over the past 10 years.
I also bring in all of the best bits from teaching over 2,000 people, designing university curriculums, and interpreting for over 50+ tech companies.
When I started learning Japanese, it was dry, difficult and textbooky (not a word, but a very real thing).
Fast forward 10 years and now it’s a confusing mess of apps and free resources that don’t encourage actual results. Hands up everyone who tried to learn Japanese, downloaded Duolingo and had a very intense week long fling, never to open the app again?
For years, I thought... why is it so hard? Why is there no in between and why is there a total lack of resources for people that actually want to learn? You can do a course about KNITTING from your phone, with beautiful videos and instructional resources. So why the heck does this not exist for Japanese? This drove me mad enough to spend 1.5 years building it myself.
I’ve thrown my heart & soul into this course. After years of teaching & interpreting, I’ve put everything I know into these pages. And I couldn't be more excited to share it with the world.
Japanese in 12 is everything you need to speak, read, write natural Japanese, faster than you ever imagined.
It's the fully inclusive course that has everything you need. You'll be guided every step of the way, with carefully crafted resources and videos, plus a community of people to help keep you accountable every day.
You'll get access to five 15 minute modules every week, which include: videos, worksheets, downloadable PDFs and guides
Each week's vocabulary is stored in an interactive flash card app, so you can practice on the go
Interaction is the key to success, so even though this course can be done independently, there's a community waiting to get to know you. Practice together and share your wins and challenges!
We're always here to lend an ear! Or an... email. But seriously, I offer detailed support for all the students inside Japanese in 12. Your progress is important to me, so whenever you have a question, you'll get an answer within hours.
Grammar explanations that takes the guesswork out of the equation. Simple, straightforward, and no textbookyness.
Examples written in real-life dialogue taken from my experience interpreting. Sentences and phrases that you can actually directly apply to your daily life. Sandra went to the shop today? Yikes, no thanks.
We focus on community, guidance, and support - rather than a self led quest to nowhere. I'll always be here to answer any questions, and you'll have real people cheering you on, every step of the way.
A community forum for your cohort to come together and discuss what you're all learning about!
With every single word from the course already in flashcard packs, your vocabulary will be popping!
Ask me every question you've been dying to know the answer to, plus put your skills to the test!
...and no I'm not being dramatic! I could go on for hours about how perfect the structure and content that Aimee provides is but I'd literally be here all day. Instead, I want to focus on how her course has changed my overall outlook on language learning! I used to think I had to sit for hours revising grammar and doing vocab flashcards in order to learn a language. This course has proved me wrong. Aimee is a huge inspiration for me and she has truly made the best language course for anyone who thinks they don't have time... she'll prove you wrong!
and you're wondering.... what now? You know the hiragana and katakana. You might know some odd words and phrases, and it's time to put them together into natural, fluent sentences that make sense.
but you've decided that you really want to.
You might have visited Japan, spent time with Japanese people or watched a ton of anime and decided....this would be a whole lot better if I could understand Japanese.
and now you're looking for a course that's going to take you to the next level. 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.
Completely, and fully supported learning. I'm here to answer questions, hand check your homework, and help with absolutely anything that comes up. Like a personal tutor. I understand the difficulty of Japanese, and I won't just be here to mark homework. I'll also be your personal cheerleader too.
Real world Japanese. I've been in this industry for 10 years, and it's everything that I draw from. I care deeply about natural Japanese, and you'll learn how to not make the mistakes that I did.
A real, carefully put together plan that has taken me years to develop - through my experience as an interpreter and my years in the classroom. This course is everything I wish I had when I was a student.
As soon as you enrol, you will be sent an email with login access to the course, hosted on Kajabi. You'll have access to the course and all of the bonus material for a year after commencement.
No problemo! Just fill out the application with as much detail as you can, and I'll be able to match you up with the curriculum that would suit whatever level you might be at!
Yes! The course is fully online and has no physical limitations.
It can be done from anywhere in the world. Though I am based in Brisbane, Australia and the live sessions will be held between 6:30pm AEST to 8:30pm AEST.
Okay, so I DIY’ed learning Japanese when I first started out. It’s doable, but it’s hard. Japanese in 12 helps with the tricky stuff. The little hacks and tricks that mean the difference between studying for 5 years with no direction, and seeing real results in 12 weeks.
It’s broken down in 15 minute lessons, and the rest can be done on the go — video lessons, PDF tutorials, worksheets and direct access to both me (aka, your personal cheerleader), and a community of people to help you along. It’s in there, ready and waiting for you to take and make your own.
We have 6 courses, ranging from beginner to advanced. These courses are in-line with the JLPT (the proficiency exam for the Japanese language). This means that no matter where you're up to, I'll be able to match you with your correct level.
If you join Japanese in 12 now, in just 3 months your Japanese will look and feel totally different to now. In September, you'll look back and be amazed at all the progress you've made.
You might be right at the starting line now, but in 12 weeks time you'll be a totally different person – kicking goals and seeing results. You'll be able to read and write in all 3 Japanese scripts. You'll be able to hold a conversation, read a menu, talk about your plans for the future, and learn how to make friends in Japanese. You'll understand the difference between talking casually and politely in a hierarchical language. You'll be able to understand Japanese media, write a diary in Japanese and tonnes more.
12 weeks from now, you'll be thanking yourself for starting today.