I've never write a review of any product before but this time I have to because this one is really good. It's Japanese Pod 101. It is a learning japanese program with many resources. What I like about this program is it's media resources. They have videos, mp3 and drama! They are all very interesting, unlike other program that just teach, teach and teach like in school! That's boring but Japanese Pod 101 is very amusing and fun. That's the key point in learning Japanese. It has to be fun. When it is fun you'll spend more time on it and makes you learn faster. Most of the staff are native Japanese. Pronounciation is important.
With all their resources available to download, you can put it in your ipod or iphone and listen or watch it anywhere. Eventhough I know most of what they are teaching, I watch their videos because it is fun!
I learned Japanese a few years ago. That time the internet was still new. I had trouble finding a good resources to learn. I didn't go to Japan to learn Japanese. I learned it in my country and then go to Japan. No Japanese friend or somebody to talk to in Japanese. I've passsed Level2 (２級日本語能力試験）Japanese Language Proficiency Test before going to Japan 10 years ago. (There are 4 level. Level 4 for beginners and Level 1 , you can be a Japanese language teacher) .
All I could find were Japanese-English dictionary (Kenkyusha's New College English-Japanese Dictionary), a few old magazine and translated manga or anime. The translated manga or anime won't help your Japanese language skill. You have to read or watch it in Japanese, without translation! It was tough. Nowadays, with internet technology, you can easily find Japanese videos and other resources online. Thus learning Japanese online is so much easier.
Just download the podcast and you can listen to Japanese 24/7! If that can't help you learn Japanese, I can't think of anything else.
What makes Japanese Pod 101 different than any other program?
They have so many resources and the lessons are easy to understand and FUN!
You can join them for FREE or if you want more lessons and resources, subscribe for US$4, US$10 or US$26 per month. It is worth it, trust me. Join now!
Btw, some of the youtube you find in this blog are from Japanese Pod 101.
They also have a forum where you can meet other friendly Japanese and Japanese language speakers. Ask anything about Japanese and they are more than happy to help you.
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