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Best Japanese Books for Absolute Beginners

  Beginning your journey to learn Japanese can be overwhelming. Japanese seems like such a difficult language, that you wonder if it’s even possible to master it. There are tons of resources out there, but this actually makes it difficult to know where to even start.  I’ve been there. I’ve literally tried hundreds of books, … Read more

Top 7 Books for Low-Advanced Students of Japanese Pictures

Top 7 Books for Low-Advanced Learners of Japanese

  If you made it to this level of Japanese, congratulations!  It only gets better from here! At this level, you should be able to: Read a minimum of 800 kanji characters Are comfortable reading simple books, blogs, and/or flyers in Japanese Hold conversations in Japan about a wide range of topics Can improvise (ex. … Read more

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Top 9 Japanese Books for Low-Intermediate Level Students

  Low-intermediate students of Japanese are just beginning to master the basics, and are ready to dive head first into more complex skills.  This is where you’ll spend a lot of time adding to your foundation in all areas of Japanese.  There’s a lot to learn, but the material at this level is very useful.  … Read more

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The 10 Best Japanese Books for High-Intermediate Students

  Your goals as a high-intermediate student should be to increase your skill in all areas of Japanese, but put an emphasis on reading and speaking more naturally. A high-intermediate level means that you have:  An excellent foundation in all areas of Japanese (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) Can read at least 300 kanji characters … Read more

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JapanesePod101 Review – Is It Worth It?

Disclaimer: This article includes affiliate links. This means that if you click and purchase something, I may receive a small commission (at no cost to you) to help support this site. Learn more Learning Japanese is both fun and frustrating. It’s fun to learn new words and grammar, but it’s frustrating when you get “stuck.” Sometimes … Read more

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Rosetta Stone Japanese Review: Does it Work?

Name:  Rosetta Stone Japanese Website:  http://www.rosettastone.com/learn-japanese/ Price:  Online Subscription:  $59 for 3 months, $84 for 6 months, $129 for 12 months, $179 for 24 months.   CD-ROM:  $144 for levels 1-3    Instant Download:  $89 for level 1 Japanese Level:  Beginners to Low-Intermediate Materials:  Vocabulary and Grammar Lessons, Japanese Language Games, Speaking and Listening Activities JLPT Materials:  Not Recommended … Read more