How we Invented New Ways to Teach Japanese

For two plus decades, there has been a severe drought in the materials available to beginners for mastering Japanese intuitively, so we created a New Type of Textbook for learning and mastering the Japanese language. Here we describe the unique features of our program and sequence, which insights provided the opportunity to arrive at theseContinue reading “How we Invented New Ways to Teach Japanese”

Social Language Learning for Japanese

We just released Misofluent, a social platform and tool for gaining confidence in composing in Japanese and building skillfully on top of the format for Japanese Student Language (JPSL) in the Japanese Complete (JPC) curriculum. Meet Nina. Nina wants to learn Japanese and has successfully gone through the first four chapters and quizzes of theContinue reading “Social Language Learning for Japanese”

Study, Immersion, Generation

Study, Immersion, and Generation are the keys to quickly attaining proficiency in any target language. While other services provide excellent opportunities for “Immersion,” at Japanese Complete we strive to provide excellent solutions for both “Study” and “Generation.”

Research-Based Methods for Learning Japanese

Conclusions from the Academic Research We looked at research papers from the last 30 years to evaluate our set of teaching strategies undertaken in our Japanese language learning application called Japanese Complete. We found that the scholarly and academic studies referred to confirm: Kanji [logographs of mainland Asian origin] are categorized as the main impedimentContinue reading “Research-Based Methods for Learning Japanese”

Japanese Sentence Structure

Aside from always having a verb at the end, Japanese does not depend on sequence. Japanese is a grammar defined by grammar particles, functional “words” that glue on to nouns to indicate what purpose the noun serves. Here we highlight some common Japanese particles in a slice of the ひらがな [hiragana] syllabary. You can practiceContinue reading “Japanese Sentence Structure”

Win 3 months of Japanese Complete

Enter to win 3 free months of Japanese Complete! https://japanesecomplete.com/win/ Learn Japanese like never before, with Kanji in English Context, Visual sentence composing with Wag, multiple-choice quizzes to confirm your understanding, Cultural notes and explanations not available elsewhere, and a curriculum designed to lead to native-level comprehension of Japanese based on our Five Factors ofContinue reading “Win 3 months of Japanese Complete”

How to Teach Yourself a Second Language

Matt W. asks: “Without formal education/classes, what are the best ways to become fluent in another language? I would like to increase my ability to speak German and begin to learn Russian by using many different resources. Advice?” Excellent question, Matt! Okay, you gotta immerse yourself as much as possible. From experience, you gotta learnContinue reading “How to Teach Yourself a Second Language”

Free Hiragana Listening Practice with Voice Variety

Access available at: japanesecomplete.com/hiragana Want to learn all the Hiragana but don’t care to learn the Romaji (latinized version of Japanese)? We’ve got you covered with our Hiragana Identification Quiz page. Click [play] to hear the letter read aloud by one of the voices available. Then select the corresponding letter. If you got it right,Continue reading “Free Hiragana Listening Practice with Voice Variety”

Realtime Generation and Translation of Japanese with Wag

Recently we took up the challenge of seeing how far the envelope could be pushed on learning tools for Japanese. We’re delighted to announce real-time generation and translation of Japanese via our Composing Tool, Wag! Now, when students are composing sentences using Wag, Wag will attempt to translate the sentence and offer a grammatical interpretationContinue reading “Realtime Generation and Translation of Japanese with Wag”