How to use "Easy Japanese"
In "Easy Japanese", you can learn Japanese for beginners, through the 48 lessons in total. The following is an example case for learning on this website.
- The base for learning is the audio for each lesson. First, tap or click the audio-play button with lesson number 1 on each lesson's page and listen through the entire lesson. In 10 minutes, you can learn the meanings of the phrases and grammar points of the lesson. The explanation on grammar is especially important, so please listen to it repeatedly until you understand.
- Tap or click the button "Listen to all" 2 in the <Scripts> section, and listen through the entire story of the lesson repeatedly. If you tap or click the illustration 3, you can listen to the same audio with the characters acting lively.
- Tap or click the speaker-image button beside the sentence 4 in the <Scripts> section, practice speaking by listening to each sentence and trying to imitate how characters speak. Start by imitating only the parts that you can reproduce, but practice speaking that way repeatedly.
- When you get more used to it, practice by shadowing, saying sentences by keeping up with the audio, while listening through the entire audio. The key for doing this is to start speaking before the audio ends.
Later, if you review in the following sections, it will help you deepen your understanding.
- [Scripts] 5
- This is the entire text, audio and its translations for the story of the lesson. It enables you to listen through the audio of the entire story and also to listen to it by each sentence at a time. Please listen repeatedly, and memorize the expressions. This section helps you improve comprehension and pronunciation as well.
- [Grammar tips] 6
- Grammar explanations included in the audio of the lesson are summarized in this section.
- [Teach Us, Teacher] 7
- The lesson supervisor, Assoc. Prof. Akane Tokunaga, explains important learning points in the lesson.
- [Sound Words] 8
- Onomatopoeia and imitative words describing persons or things are introduced with audio and illustrations.
- [Japanese Syllabaries] 9
- From Japanese writing, "Hiragana" and "Katakana" are introduced.
- [Vocabulary List & Quiz] 10
- Main words and phrases used in the lesson are introduced. There is also a quiz to confirm that you have learnt the meaning.
- [Anna's Tweets] 11
- The main character Anna tweets about how she feels, what she has discovered and learnt by living in Japan.