Let’s face it, we could all use a little extra money, right?
I clearly remember back when I was a broke college kid and I would scour the internet for anything that would teach me Japanese and was free.
This page is dedicated to providing you with free resources that can help you, at least in some way, to learn Japanese.
It’s a small section for sure, but I’ll be adding to it as time goes on. So be sure to check back periodically to see what’s new!
Although I don’t have any complete Japanese courses to give away for free, I can recommend the free trial of the best one I’ve used for myself.
Rocket Japanese covers all aspects of learning Japanese, from speaking and listening to it, to reading and writing it. Plus they also go over over the Japanese culture so that you can receive a full education.
Why not check their method out for yourself to see if you like it?
It’s totally free – you just need an email address.
Ordinary Ways to Learn a Language Extraordinarily Fast is a really long title, but gets the point across! This is an a rather extensive book that teaches you different memory methods, such as The Memory Palace Technique, and explains why anyone (you) can learn any language (Japanese).
Secrets of Learning Japanese is a short report that I wrote myself that gives 10 Advanced Learning Techniques that you can use immediately to improve you results when studying Japanese. It’s a lot shorter and goes over different memory techniques than the other free eBook (OWtLaLEF). Check it out if you’re having trouble remembering new Japanese words and phrases.
Accelerated Learning Plan is a simple Mind Map that shows you, in a single page, the process you should use to apply the the techniques learned in Secrets of Learning Japanese. It’s a great tool to use as a check list when you’re studying Japanese.
So, first read Secrets of Learning Japanese, and then take 10 seconds each day before studying to go over this Mind Map and remind yourself how to approach your study time.
Japanese Scrips is basically a fill in the blank “script” that you will no doubt be repeating over and over again as you meet new Japanese people and introduce yourself. I wrote a post on why you should use Japanese conversation phrases to learn the language that goes over this concept in depth. Check it out if you’re interested.
Here is a basic kana chart that goes over the (of course) basic hiragana and katakana scripts. Print it out and put it on your wall to remind yourself of them if you’re just getting started.
This will be more useful to you if you are learning the first Japanese writing system and want to see them all on a single sheet of paper.
Again, this will be more useful than the basic one when you are learning the second Japanese writing system.
Did you know that a lot of people who are learning Japanese believe that they can’t do it since Japanese is so “hard”? I won’t get into it here, but if people have been learning Japanese for thousands of years, then you can too.
Attitudes of Leaning Japanese is a single page sheet that contains what are known as Declarations.
What is a Declaration? You can read the post that goes over it by clicking here, but basically it’s a tool to change your believes from un-supportive ones, into supportive ones that help you learn.
Check it out if you struggle with confidence when it comes to learning Japanese.
Want to learn 301 Japanese words in just ten minutes?
This list of 301 English gairaigo (loan words) will show you the Japanese pronunciation for words that you already know. Although it’s not every single loan word that Japanese uses, it’s a great way to boost you word count in a short amount of time.
I actually wrote a whole post on the topic, which you can check out by clicking here now.
This file is in Excel format, so it will most likely download instantly when you click on it.
I hope you all have enjoyed this page and found a lot of value from the free items!
Let me know if you’ve got any comments or questions below! Thanks!