Hi, I’m Marshall. Welcome to my blog!
I will teach you how to learn Japanese step by step here.
If you don’t have an account, I highly recommend registering one for better user experience.
It will only take you 10 seconds and it’s 100% free.
Note: All cover images on this website are from Pexels, a copyright-free image website.
The artist of Homepage image is ASK, who said it’s okay to use her image for non-commerial use.
The artist of anime avatars said it’s okay to use the photos for non-commerial use.
The Benefit of Having an account:
(1)Access plenty of Japanese quizzes(There are 4839 quizzes in total now covering hiragana&katakana, verb conjugation, grammar, kanji, vocabulary, reading and listening quizzes, from Basic to N1) for free. More quizzes will be updated in the near future.
（Note: All your quiz data will be saved in your account so you can review your mistake later.）
An example is as below.
(2)There are leaderboards so that you can compete with other users.(your best score will show up on the leaderboard.)
(3)Quiz History feature to help you review your mistake.
You can access Bonus Courses in the nav menu after you logged in.
Bonus = Kanji + Vocabulary + Grammar + Sentence
All of them are organized well by category.
The kanji course covers N5 kanji(105 kanjis) , N4 kanji(175 kanjis) and N3 kanji(360 kanjis) for now, more kanjis will be updated in the near future.
The best practice is to learn all the basic courses first before you learn kanji course.
You can search the kanji you want or just learn it one by one. I will teach kanji by its origin so that you can remember it easily.
An example is as below. (Kanji for “car”)
Vocabulary Page that you can search for the vocabulary category you want.(There are 47 categories now, more will be updated in the near future.)
Sentence Page that you can search for sentences you want.(There are over 400 sentences with audio files for now, more will be updated in the near future.)
③Activity Stream feature to help you practice your Japanese. You can post anything you want and interact with other users or your friends!
④Group Feature to learn together
You can join other groups or create your own group（If you want to create a new group, please contact me and I will create it for you.）!
⑤Friend system and Private message system
You can add other users as friends, send private messages and learn Japanese together!
How to learn Japanese step by step?
Step 1: Learn JLPT Basic Course.
Basic Course includes the following courses:
⑥Sentence Structure Course
Step 2：Learn JLPT Course.
Note: As you have learned all basic Japanese, it’s time for you to start the JLPT Courses!
If you don’t know what is JLPT, it’s a Japanese Exam to help you learn Japanese step by step and keep the motivation.
N5 is the easiest one and N1 in the hardest.
So you can learn JLPT N5 Courses first.
Note:Japanese is just like math, there are many grammar rules(just like math formula) in Japanese, and after you have learned all basic courses, the only thing left is to learn these grammar rules, make sentences based on the example sentences, and take some quizzes to see if you master them.
Step 3：Learn Bonus Courses.
Bonus Courses=Kanji + Sentence + Vocabulary by category + Grammar category.
I can’t say you should do which one first, because different people have different ways to go. Some people prefer to learn all kanji first, and some people prefer to remember vocabulary first. It depends on you. But the good thing is that they are all here. So just choose your way to learn them.
I want to find some people to learn Japanese together.
I have some questions about Japanese, could you help me?
If you have any questions while learning Japanese on this website, you can just post them in the forum and I will answer all of you questions for free.
You can find forum easily in the nav menu of this website.
How to support this website?
Why I need your support?
As you can see, this website is free and no ads, so it doesn’t make profit at all.The server cost is covered by my part-time job income and some donations from users.
My original plan was to make courses and sell them to make profit. But when I see so many people who can’t afford textbook or online courses（especially students）, I decided to make everything free and open to everyone. And I think ads will definitely hurt user experience, so there is no ads on this website too.I want to provide a clean platform for Japanese learners to learn and have fun.
However, running a website like this is not free, I made, designed and maintained this website all by myself, and it has already taken me thousands of hours and dollars, the cost will only be higher as the users grow.
I’m a student so it’s hard for me to cover all the cost by myself.So if you like this website and want to help me keep it running, you can support this website by clicking the button below. （I will use the funds to buy a better server so that I can provide a better user experience.And after I get enough funds, I will hire a Japanese voice actor/actress to record all sentences on this website to let you enjoy the courses more.）
For people who support this website, I will add a “contributor” title below your Avatar in the forum, and add your username in the Contributors Page (Nav Menu: Community→Contributors) permanently.
It’s a way of saying thank you.
Thanks for your kindness.