Lesson One: Konnichiwa!

Our very first lesson for Japanese will be all about meeting people. Before we can get started, we need to talk about how to write and read Japanese. It looks a little more complicated than English, but you'll get the hang of it in no time! 

Next, let's learn how to pronounce Japanese words. Did you know you only need to learn 5 basic sounds to say almost any Japanese word? Watch the video below to find out more.

The next thing we're going to learn is how to introduce ourselves. Watch the conversation between Yuki and Sakura in the video below.


It is important to practice what you've learned. Just like when you are learning to play the piano or do a dance, practicing the new words and phrases you learned will help you improve. Try practicing with the different choices below!

Video: Practice Speaking

Online Games

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Arts Integration: Make a Dance!