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Online Japanese lessons or offline Japanese classes?

Let’s face it: learning Japanese is mostly about perseverance, about committing to improving your language skills one day at a time. It all comes down to the amount of work you put into studying Japanese and your willingness to stick to it even when it seems too much to handle.

  • • People can be easily distracted, making it difficult to stick to something for a long period of time.
  • • One solution is enrolling in a language school and attending Japanese classes.
  • • However, offline Japanese classes can be expensive and time-consuming.

A second solution is a cultural immersion: going to a Japanese-speaking country to live the real Japanese dream. No doubt about it, this is the ideal way to learn any language because you get to speak with natives, learn their correct pronunciation and live the way they do. Unfortunately, moving to a different country is something most of us cannot afford.
Don’t let this demoralize you! The good news is you can now immerse yourself in a different culture from the comfort of your own home. How? By enrolling in some of the best online Japanese courses in the world.

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Introducing Mondly, the language app that simulates total language immersion, loved by over 125 million people worldwide.
We’ve worked with language specialists to make learning Japanese easy and fun by creating engaging bite-sized Japanese lessons. Start learning Japanese with just 5 minutes of practice each day and you’ll quickly make real progress while having fun along the way. With our mobile and desktop apps, you can study Japanese on your way to work, during your breaks, on a plane flying to Japan or at home. Millions of people have already supercharged their learning experience by using our smart apps.
One of the most important things in learning anything is keeping track of where you're at. Mondly is great at tracking your progress, showing you the time spent, words and phrases learned and even estimates the time left to complete a certain chapter. This makes the whole process of learning a language captivating and motivating. In no time, you will be able to speak your first Japanese sentences and get one step closer to fluency.
Totally new to Japanese? That’s alright. Choose our Japanese for beginners course. Have you got a good command of the language? Go for the intermediate or advanced online Japanese classes. No matter your level of knowledge, the app adapts to your language needs.

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Learning Japanese with Mondly

We believe Japanese should be all about preparing you for real-life situations. That’s why, at Mondly, we have structured our Japanese lessons inspiring ourselves from day to day situations. Created by our language experts, each lesson prepares you for real-life conversations by revolving around specific themes such as family, travel, shopping, animals, grammar and more.
Start by taking a free Japanese lesson where you learn how to greet someone in Japanese. Reading, writing, listening and talking exercises will teach you how to speak your first Japanese phrases.
Wouldn’t it be great to have a conversational partner to practice those new phrases you just learned? We think so too. That’s why we created an innovative computer program you can have an intelligent conversation with. The Mondly Conversational Chatbot asks you questions in a real Japanese voice and understands what you are saying. Next thing you know, you are practicing your Japanese while meeting a native on a train to Tokyo, booking a hotel in Yokohama or ordering food in a Japanese restaurant. Ready to study Japanese now?

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Did you know?


Will knowing Japanese help you learn any other languages? We’re glad you asked. Even though there are a lot of differences between the languages spoken in East Asia, there are also important similarities. Languages like Vietnamese, Korean or Chinese Mandarin have greatly influenced Japanese over hundreds of years. For example, both the Korean and the Japanese languages use the Chinese Han characters called Hanja in South Korea and Kanji in Japan.
The Kanji characters are basically adopted Han characters that are thought to have originated in the Shang dynasty about 3000 years ago, from pictographs used to represent objects. Over the years, these characters have been adapted and used together with Japanese syllabic scripts like hiragana and katakana.


Online Japanese lessons with real benefits

Make real progress with each Japanese lesson

Learn Japanese for 5 minutes a day during your commute to work or at home and you will feel the real progress you are making. The Mondly leaderboard and statistics are here to help you visualize your fast progress.

Get smarter with every Japanese class you take

Learning a new language activates your brain. Every Japanese lesson you finish leaves you feeling smarter than before. In no time, you will have new knowledge ready to be used in real life situations.

Feel confident in learning Japanese

The Mondly Japanese course teaches you the language gradually and in a fun way by using short, 5 minutes lessons. Faster than you can imagine, you are immersed in the experience. After just a few minutes of practice, you find yourself knowing more Japanese than before.

You’ll be ready for real Japanese conversations

Each Japanese lesson has conversation exercises included helping you prepare for real-life situations. Jump in and have your first real conversation in Japanese with our Voice Chatbot today.

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