Exercises, Videos & Grammar
MARUGOTO – Here you can learn grammar, kanji and vocabulary. Mainly for beginners, it is based on the contents of “MARUGOTO: Japanese Language and Culture”, the official coursebook of the Japan Foundation.
Japanese on YouTube – A great YouTube channel for learning Japanese. Focused on JLPT (a form of Japanese exams), it’s for intermediate and advanced learners.
Hirogaru – A fun video site for learning about Japanese culture.
Keep an online dictionary open during lessons to support your learning. Here are some of the best:
Jisho – A powerful Japanese-English dictionary. It lets you find words, kanji, example sentences and more quickly and easily.
WordReference – One of the most popular online dictionaries. It is constantly growing through user input. If it doesn’t show the translation you’re looking for, you can check the forum results at the bottom of the page.
Forvo – A site for learning pronunciation. At the time of writing it has recordings of over 180,000 Japanese words pronounced by native speakers!
Reverso – Get relevant English-Japanese translations in context with real-life examples for millions of words and expressions.