You can learn the kind of language often used in Japanese schools, including greetings, conversation and classroom instructions. Every lesson features accompanying animation and audio.

  • You can practise your pronunciation and you can learn how to write hiragana and katakana by watching videos.
  • You can find out about the kind of facilities, events, rules and so on that Japanese schools have.
  • There is language support for Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, English, Vietnamese, and Cambodian.

How to...

First, choose your native language from the top screen. If your native language is not listed, choose the one that you understand best from the choices given.

The site is organised into 17 lessons.

Each page has animation and illustrations, so you can study conversation and vocabulary in a fun way
Click on the '?' button displayed on each page and you can hear the conversation again in the language (other than Japanese) that you have chosen at the start. Also, using the buttons marked ① to ③ you can change the degree of difficulty of the conversation.

The site's not only useful for learning Japanese. You can also find out more about rules, systems and facilities in schools in Japan.
We'll introduce a few of the topics of the lessons below.

Learn to use (Japanese) toilets

School lunch duty

Cleaning time

Class meeting

Do you have systems such as school lunch, cleaning time and class meetings at the schools in your own country?
If you have an interest in Japanese schools or school life in Japan, you should definitely take a look at this site!

にほんごをまなぼう is also introduced in an "e! Kore" article called Survival Japanese for travellers to Japan!

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