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Beginner Level
Approx. 20 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

Skills you will gain

Basics of the Japanese communication etiquetteJapanese writingBasics of the Japanese grammarJapanese for everyday communication
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Beginner Level
Approx. 20 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Unit 1

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 28 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
6 videos
Dialogues 1.12m
Japanese writing system 1.14m
Grammar 1.24m
Dialogues 1.21m
Japanese writing system 1.24m
3 readings
Vocabulary Tips10m
Writing Practice30m
Writing Practice1h 30m
3 practice exercises
Check yourself!30m
Check yourself!30m
Grammar Test 130m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Unit 2

4 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 33 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
8 videos
Dialogues 2.1.11m
Dialogues 2.1.235s
Dialogues 2.1.336s
Japanese writing system 2.15m
Grammar 2.23m
Dialogues 2.21m
Japanese writing system 2.26m
3 readings
Vocabulary Tips10m
Writing Practice30m
Writing Practice1h
3 practice exercises
Check yourself!30m
Check yourself!30m
Grammar Test 230m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Unit 3

4 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 26 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
9 videos
Dialogues 3.1.154s
Dialogues 3.1.252s
Dialogues 3.1.348s
Japanese writing system 3.14m
Grammar 3.27m
Dialogues 3.2.11m
Dialogues 3.2.21m
Japanese writing system 3.21m
4 readings
Vocabulary Tips10m
Writing Practice30m
Writing Practice1h 20m
Reading Exercise20m
3 practice exercises
Check yourself!30m
Check yourself!30m
Grammar Test 330m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Unit 4

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 20 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
6 videos
Dialogues 4.12m
Japanese writing system 4.12m
Grammar 4.26m
Dialogue 4.21m
Japanese writing system 4.21m
3 readings
Vocabulary Tips10m
Writing Practice30m
Writing Practice1h 20m
3 practice exercises
Check yourself!30m
Check yourself!30m
Grammar Test 430m

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