Benny’s Top Resources for Learning Japanese

Here are my favourite Japanese courses and resources:

The Fluent in 3 Months Challenge – Have a 15 Minute Conversation in Japanese after just 90 Days

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Benny's #1 Japanese Course


JapanesePod101 is my favourite Japanese course, especially for developing my listening skills. It’s also a top pick among the Fluent in 3 Months team.

complex as you progress. It goes right from absolute beginner to intermediate and advanced levels.

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Benny’s Top 3 Japanese Resources


JapanesePod101 is my favourite Japanese course – and it covers all levels from absolute beginner to intermediate and advanced Japanese.

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Japanese Uncovered

Japanese Uncovered is a story learning course created by my good friend, Olly Richards. It uses the power of story to teach you Japanese in an engaging way, where you absorb new Japanese as you follow the story. I wholeheartedly recommend it for beginner and upper beginner Japanese learners.

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Master Japanese

Master Japanese leads you step-by-step in how to learn Japanese. This epic guide is by far the most comprehensive book I've seen on learning Japanese. It's written by John Fotheringham, a passionate, hard-core Japanese learner, and you can feel it in every page.

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Start Speaking Japanese – Beginner-Intermediate Japanese Courses

Conversation Countdown

 Conversation Countdown – Have your first conversation in Japanese in just seven days. This is one of my most popular courses, and with good reason, because you’ll get results fast.

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Fluent in 3 Months Bootcamp

The Fluent in 3 Months Bootcamp is a big hit with Japanese learners. At the end of the 90 day challenge, you’ll be ready to have a 15 minute conversation in Japanese with a native speaker.

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Confident Japanese Pronunciation 


Forvo lets you find out how any Japanese word is pronounced. Just type the word you’re looking for into the Forvo search bar in Japanese, and you’ll hear it spoken by a native speaker.

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Get a Japanese Tutor – Have Real Conversations in Japanese


LanguaTalk is my top recommendation for finding a Japanese tutor due to having higher teaching standards, lower commission and a more intuitive interface than most other platforms.

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The best way to learn a language is to speak from day one. That’s why I love Preply — because it means you can find an affordable Japanese tutor for on-to-one lessons, and start speaking right away.

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Japanese Vocabulary and Grammar


Glossika uses audio repetition training with Artificial Intelligence (AI) to make sure you're learning Japanese at the pace that feels right for you. I especially like Glossika's focus on listening and speaking. You get to watch your fluency progress live with each audio “rep”.

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Jisho Dictionary is a powerful Japanese-English dictionary that gives sample sentences as well as both kanji and kana translations.

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Japanese Writing


Skritter helps you learn to write Japanese characters. You can use this app to improve your kanji in a gorgeous interface. All characters are presented to you in a spaced repetition system.

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Resources for Intermediate and Advanced Japanese Learners


LingQ immerses you in a world of compelling Japanese content – with 1000s of hours of Japanese podcasts, audiobooks, interviews, courses and more. Then anytime you come across a word you don't know, you can save it for review using LingQ's SRS learning tools.

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Clozemaster Pro

Clozemaster Pro answers the question: what's the next step after Duolingo? Clozemaster helps you rapidly expand your vocabulary by learning Japanese in context. You’ll use the Cloze method to fill in the missing word for thousands of sentences in Japanese. The sentences you’ll learn are much more relevant to the real world than those you’ll learn on Duolingo.

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