Getting nowhere fast with your Japanese study? Want a structured course that fits into your schedule? Wouldn't it be great if someone handed you a step-by-step plan so you can make real progress each week?
You have questions, but no one is there to answer them. So you end up Googling every tiny thing and getting all different answers. Wish you could access personalised feedback for all your hard work?
You have collected random resources but you're overwhelmed. Where do you even start? Are they teaching you the 'right' way? If it's not sticking, it's not you.
Perfect. You're in the right place.
If you want to skip the textbooks, apps and trying to connect the dots by yourself – come and join a community of other learners, get 1-on-1 support, and access to a huge library of resources and lessons.
Each module is jam-packed with not only the language you actually want to use, but the explanations to back it, that just make sense. Each and every module is 15-20 minutes long and includes a video, worksheets & practice material.
Intakes are limited to 30 people, because I want to make sure that each person has access to personalised support and help. Every single question (no matter how big or small), and every homework submission gets hand marked and answered the very same day.
From day one, you'll be added to a Discord server of amazing people around the world who are practicing their Japanese. If language learning is all about communicating with people… why shouldn’t your course allow you to actually… communicate with people?
Access whenever you want, with zero pressure. 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).
Practice material supporting each lesson, that is designed for real progress. Listening and speaking practices, reading and writing sheets - all of it hand marked by me and my team.
Upon enrolment, you and I will dive into an in-depth look at your personal experience. There's a thorough enrolment quiz, and a 1:1 check in (if needed). We'll find the perfect level to fit you. We have 6 courses ranging from beginner to advanced - all in line with the JLPT.
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 I know what you're thinking...
"Aimee, you're not Japanese".
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 a year and a half building it myself.
I’ve thrown my heart & soul into this course. After years of teaching & interpreting, I’ve put everything I know into this course. And I couldn't be more excited to share it with you.
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!
Ask questions, meet other learners, and have real opportunities to practice. 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 you 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!
My team and I are waiting to answer every question you have. We limit intakes to only 30 people, so we can give hands on support to every student.
...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.
You sure do! When you enrol you will answer a few questions so that I can send you access to the best course for you. Then you can get started on week 1! From there, your modules will open up weekly to keep you on track with your study.
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, absolutely! The course is fully online and has no physical limitations. It can be done from anywhere in the world.
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 5 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 February, 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.