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12 week Online Beginner Course

This 12-week course from Akamonkai Japanese Language School teaches all of the content from the three-week course and then continues on to help you complete your first 150 hours of Japanese study and covers lessons on Kanji, more advanced grammar, teaches over 1000 pieces of vocabulary, conversation practice, preparation for JLPT N5 and more! 12-Week course cost: one-time fee 90,000¥, instalment option 3 x 33,000¥


Elma Z


The Videos, every version of them was fun and interesting and it was really helpful to see the teachers acting out the student roles and using the grammar/vocabulary. I feel like I learned more from watching/listening to them, than the textbooks I've used.

Mariya V


The lessons were very easy to understand and interesting to watch. The atmosphere, in general, was nice. The interaction with teachers made it feel like following the lessons in a class.

Mónica R


The videos with the conversations between the teachers, the repetition videos and the exercise videos were very useful and fun.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who created the Akamonkai Beginner course?

    The course was created by Go! Go! Nihon in partnership with Akamonkai Japanese Language School, the largest Japanese Language School In Japan as an introduction to the Japanese language and to help students get ready for studying full time in Japan.

  • How do the online classes work?

    We have lessons using video, text files, audio files and more. For some lessons you could be shown with a conversation video, back up grammar slides and also repetition videos for you to practice with, other times it might be with an audio file and downloadable vocabulary sheet, we show you the best materials to help you understand new topics quickly. There are also opportunities for you to create your own videos to share with us so we can check your understanding and progress. We also have a community where you can engage with other students on the same journey as you, ask questions, compare notes and even engage with the course leaders.

  • How are the beginner classes scheduled?

    The course begins when you enrol, with 5 days of lessons being released each week until all the course days are live. We advise you to complete the lessons chronologically but don’t worry if you can not complete them as they are released as once you have bought the course the lessons are available for six months.

  • Do I need to know some Japanese beforehand?

    No, these beginner courses mean you can start lessons from zero and learn the basics from Hiragana and Katakana. If you already know these then the sections in the course on those will act as a refresher.

  • Can anyone take these classes?

    The course was designed to help get students ready for full-time studies in Japan, but anyone who would like to learn how to speak in Japanese is welcome to take the courses and will find them a very useful introduction to the language. The 12-week course will prepare you to take the JLPT N5 exam. Currently, the course is only available in English.

  • Do I have to show my face when sending video?

    Whilst it is very important for students to upload videos for us to check their pronunciation, understanding and progress, please note that you don't have to show your face if you don't want to. You can cover it with an emoji, when you record your video, use "pixel mode" or just hide it!

  • Will I get a certificate?

    Yes, you will get a certificate if you complete either course, but you need to complete 100% of the course in order to receive it.

  • How do we register?

    Click on the find out more button, choose your payment option and follow the steps at the checkout.

Not ready to commit? Try our 3-week taster course.

This course helps you start learning the basics of Japanese and also get an introduction to what lessons are like at a Japanese language school. The 3-week course teaches the basics of Hiragana, Katakana, and some basic grammar, vocab and conversation, using video and audio lessons, worksheets and an online community to help you learn fast. 3-week course cost 22,500¥


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