Created by 「わいわい教室」(Waiwai Kyoushitu), a Japanese school in Hokkaido, this is a Japanese learning site that includes cute illustrations and audio. It has a number of features including dictionary, translation and text-to-speech functions.
- There are lots of contents that beginner-level students can learn in a fun way through games and quizzes, including vocabulary for basic greetings, numbers, days and dates, times, weather, body parts and family terms.
- Users can also enjoy learning hiragana, kanji (Old JLPT Level4) and the key points of pronunciation.
- There are also plenty of useful tools that can help intermediate and advanced learners. For example, there is a text-to-speech tool that learners will find convenient if they don't know how to read a particular kanji.
- It is free to register. Even without registration, lots of the contents can still be used.
These are the kinds of tools available.
You can switch between 4 choices on the display screen: Kanji/kana, Kana only, Romaji and English.
In the "e! Kore" section, an example of the practical use of this site's text-to-speech function is introduced in an article called I want to introduce my own country in Japanese!(1), along with another article called Make your own particle quiz, which looks a separate feature of the site called じょしの クイズを つくろう (Let's make the quiz of the particle).
Last update 2010.03.09