In just 2 weeks of our Japanese Crash Course you’ll learn useful essential Japanese phrases needed to navigate daily life in Japan, as well as discover Japanese cultural activities and take virtual tours. By the time you finish this crash course, you will have the basic Japanese speaking skills to survive in Japan.

  • Study Hiragana and Katakana and essential vocabulary

  • Learn how to introduce yourself, how to shop at stores, order in restaurants, ask for directions and more

  • Join online cultural activity lessons and virtual tours like tea ceremony, manga drawing class, furoshiki and a sake brewery tour

  • Learn about different aspect of Japanese culture: train etiquette, kimono wearing, Japanese cuisine and more

FAQs

  • Can anyone take this course?

    Yes, this course is open to anyone interested in learning basic Japanese and taking part in online activities, no previous knowledge of Japanese language is needed!

  • How does this course work?

    In this two week course, there are 10 days of lessons, one for each weekday. Each day has 4 main topics 2 about the Japanese language and 2 about Japanese culture, each lesson is also divided in sub-lessons of different types for both the language and culture. The lessons range from written lessons, audio recordings, role-play and guided practice videos, infographics and also cultural activity videos. You will have access to the content of the course for six weeks from the day you register so you can complete the lessons in your own time. If you cannot finish it within six weeks, don't worry. You can enroll in our alumni subscription to extend it with a monthly fee.

  • Are there live classes?

    Although you will be able to interact with our staff and other students through the courses student community, you will not have live classes. Our lessons are pre-recorded to allow you to complete lessons at a time that suits you best.

  • Do I need a special browser for the course?

    There are multiple browsers from which you can access and complete the course both on desktop and mobile. For the best results, we recommend using Chrome.

  • Will I get a certificate for finishing a course?

    Yes! You will get a certificate of completion issued by Go! Go! Nihon when you finish the course, you will also get exclusive discounts for our other courses if you want to keep learning, for our Tokyo guidebook to help you if you are planning a trip and also our in-person studytrips to Japan.

  • What will I learn on the course?

    See the full curriculum below!

Course curriculum

    1. Crash Course Introduction

    2. Course Overview

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    3. Join our Student Community!

    4. We'd like to know a few things about you, before you begin...

    5. How to use the course

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    1. Lesson 1 - Introduction to Japanese writing system

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    2. Lesson 1.1 - Introducing Hiragana

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    3. Lesson 1.2 - Introducing Katakana

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    4. Lesson 2 - Hiragana Practice

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    5. Lesson 2.1 - Hiragana review - Part 1

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    6. Lesson 2.2 - Hiragana Review - Part 2

    7. Lesson 2.3 - Katakana Practice

    8. Lesson 2.4 - Katakana review - Part 1

    9. Lesson 2.5 - Katakana Review - Part 2

    10. Lesson 3 - Japanese greetings

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    11. Lesson 3.1 - Most common greetings

    12. Lesson 3.2 - Special greetings

    13. Lesson 4 - Conversation 1 (Video)

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    14. Lesson 4.1 - Conversation 1 - Video practice

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    15. Lesson 4.2 - Conversation 2 (Video)

    16. Lesson 4.3 - Conversation 2 - Video Practice

    1. Lesson 1 - Numbers

    2. Lesson 1.1 - Numbers listening practice

    3. Lesson 2 - Time

    4. Lesson 2.1 - What time is it? - Infographic

    5. Lesson 2.2 - Dates

    6. Lesson 2.3 - What day is today? - Infographic

    7. Lesson 2.4 - Directions

    8. Lesson 3 - How to ask for directions

    9. Lesson 3.1 - Video Practice

    10. Lesson 4 - Trains etiquette

    1. Lesson 1 - Kanji

    2. Lesson 1.1 - Basic Kanji - Part 1

    3. Lesson 1.2 - Basic Kanji - Part 1 - Videos

    4. Lesson 2 - Basic Kanji - Part 2

    5. Lesson 2.1 - Basic Kanji - Part 2 - Videos

    6. Lesson 3 - Japanese Calligraphy

    7. Lesson 4 - Calligraphy lesson (Video)

    1. Lesson 1 - Japanese to use at restaurant - Vocabulary

    2. Lesson 1.1 - Infographic

    3. Lesson 2 - Useful phrases - Entering a restaurant and Getting seated

    4. Lesson 2.2 - Conversation 1 - When entering a restaurant (Video)

    5. Lesson 2.2.1 - Conversation 1 - Video Practice

    6. Lesson 2.3 - Useful phrases - Ordering food and End of the meal

    7. Lesson 2.4 - Conversation 2 - Explaining about your allergies (Video)

    8. Lesson 2.4.1 - Conversation 2 - Video practice

    9. Lesson 3 - Japanese food

    10. Lesson 3.1 - Sushi focus

    11. Lesson 3.2 - Japanese style meals

    12. Lesson 4 - How to order at a restaurant (Video)

    13. Lesson 4 .1 - Video practice

    14. Lesson 4.2 - Tea Ceremony Activity (Video)

    1. Lesson 1 - Basic expressions

    2. Lesson 1.2 - Conversation 1 - Basic expressions (Video)

    3. Lesson 1.2.1 - Conversation 1 - Video Practice

    4. Lesson 1.3 - Conversation 2 - Basic expressions (Video)

    5. 1.4 - Conversation 2 - Practice with repetition

    6. Lesson 2 - Counters

    7. Lesson 2.1 - Useful vocabulary about Entertainment

    8. Lesson 2.1 - Listening and repetition

    9. Lesson 3 - About Japan's drinking culture

    10. Lesson 3.1 - Drinking rules

    11. Lesson 4 - Sake Brewery Tour (Video)

About this course

  • ¥16,207
  • 99 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content

Meet some of our team

Course instructor & studytrip organiser Akiko Go! Go! Nihon

I work as Go! Go! nihon's studytrip organiser, I plan and book all the cultural activities for people to experience while they are on one of our trips in Japan. For this online course I have selected some of my favourite activities so anyone, wherever they are, can experience Japanese culture.

Course community manager & tour leader Jose Go! Go! Nihon

I have been working for Go! Go! Nihon for 5 years as the studytrip tour leader in Tokyo helping people to navigate around japan and making sure enjoy their time here to the fullest. I speak Spanish, English and Japanese and am excited to share these lessons to help anyone get the basic conversational skills they need to enjoy their first trip to Japan!

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