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Welcome to Japanese Complete
Structured with beginners in mind, Japanese Complete is a program designed to take you from no-knowledge to fluency in Japanese. A textbook will be released with the completion of each of the three volumes. This site is where you can subscribe to the online interactive textbook.
One-year curriculum for Volume One Release Timeline
Japanese Complete is being released in three volumes. Volume One covers over 800 kanji, 30+ particles and grammar components, and 40+ verbs.
Volume 1 Sections 1-3 will be released December 2019. The full volume will be released by December 2020. Take this opportunity to fund the active development of an amazing project that will open the door to Japanese literacy for many. Become an earlybird supporter.
Japanese Complete Volume 2 is scheduled to be released December 2021 and Volume 3 will be released December 2022. If the number of early bird supporters is high, the volumes could be released earlier.
Value of this Program
To take a single semester university course in Japanese can be anywhere from $1000-$8000.
To study in Japan for a semester costs anywhere from $3,000-$17,000 per semester.
Summer immersion in an elite language program that will swiftly bring a student to conversational proficiency costs about the same as an expensive semester abroad.
All-in-all, to accomplish 3 years of study in a rich Japanese curriculum, the cost can be anywhere from $3000 to $60,000.
That's a lot of money to master a language.
With Japanese complete you can subscribe on a monthly basis, have access to an amazing textbook, and have access to online drills that will take your skills to the next level very fast. Japanese Complete is adding more resources all the time, and the value of the program is increasing with new content.
Japanese Complete distills the essence of Japanese grammar and sentence structure into an easy-to-comprehend methodology.
The first three sections (S1, S2, S3) are focused on teaching Japanese grammar and syntax without the need to know any Japanese nouns or verbs.
Keep all your English and learn the special words of Japanese known as Particles. By the end of S3 you will know all the Hiragana and Katakana.
Not All Kana are Equal
The Hiragana and Katakana are not all equal. Some are particles, some are verb endings, some are more frequent than others. It's a new approach to teach the particles one by one in a way that gives the learner a solid association with each particle.
We introduce them one at a time and teach you how they shape a sentence. By mastering the particles early on in Sections 1, 2, and 3, you will have a headstart that people studying Japanese at the university level get only after two or three years of study.
Kanji, important from the Start
Japanese Complete also teaches Kanji right out the gate. Lesson 1 has particles with English nouns and verbs, and we introduce Kanji. We teach the meanings of Kanji and we teach mnemonics to remember how to draw them and recognize them. By using Creative Memory and Imaginative Recall (popularized by Heisig) we first help the learner pair each glyph to an English word or set of words, and later on we teach verbs and compounds with these glyphs as components.
Mastery through Training
The sequence of Japanese Complete is crucial to its success. Everyone starts at Lesson 1 regardless of years spent studying or exposure to the language. If you already know Japanese pretty well, or have been studying for a few years, don't worry, you can fly through the first few lessons and catch up to exactly where you need to be. Since we introduce interesting kanji from lesson 1, it's likely that even seasoned learners will be exposed to new content early on.
Japanes Complete drills your understanding with quizzes and also keeps track of where you're having trouble. It makes it easy to go back and review so you can patch up your understanding when need be. The system is designed to help you hammer-in those hard-to-recall concepts so that your impression is lasting and strong.
Check your drawing skills on Japanese Complete
Frequency Based Teaching Sequence
We chose the order of the kanji based on a frequency analysis of kanji done in the "Balanced Corpus for Contemporary Written Japanese" (BCCWJ). Earlier research from the year 2000 demonstrated that with approximately 800 glyphs a person has over 90% coverage of kanji and kanji compounds in newspapers.
Some different lists have been generated for frequency of kanji in novels, television broadcasts (almost all are subtitled in Japan), and even for the Japanese online messageboards. The BCCWJ has taken these various datasets into account to create their Corpus and we base the sequence of teaching on this contemporary data-backed evidence.
In addition to the sequence of kanji teaching based on Frequency of Kanji, there are some other brilliant features baked into the design of this program that are not visible from the outside. For example, the way we blend Japanese particles into English context is very important.
When brainscans are done on people who acquired Japanese later in life, we find that their linguistic region is actually separate from their mother-language region. Everyone has a mother-language region of language in their brain. By blurring the line between one's mothertongue (provided the learner is a native English speaker), the theory maintains that Japanese comprehension will be swifter because faster and nearer linguistic nodes are being activated to understand and comprehend Japanese.
Japanese Complete adheres to the Input Hypothesis and goes several steps further to ensure Language Blending and Comprehensible Input
Example Particle Drill
Japanese Complete builds mnemonic bridges for Kanji.
English Context is used to teach the particles.
English Context is also used to teach the Kanji and verbs.
Link: View some Japanese Complete content for particles and grammar.
Example Particle Drill
Take your Japanese to the Next Level
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Once the Bridge is Built
Finally, after building bridges for the first three sections (S1, S2, S3) we dive headfirst into all-Japanese sentences.
Once the symbols and their respective meanings or general ideas are remembered, we proceed to a Japanese-based curriculum at Section 4.
In this way, every beginner can have a Solid Foundation in Japanese grammar before getting lost in learning all the labels for people, places, and things. By far the most important piece is to have a Good Foundation.