Japanese – What the Textbooks Don’t Teach You … the movie!

People have asked me to teach personally the secrets the textbooks don’t tell you.

The things that make Japanese so much easier to understand if only you know them (and it really is fundamentally not a difficult language).

So finally I have started a video channel – not the fun Japanese-language videos we sometimes feature here, but actual English-language teaching of the “inside secrets” of Japanese that feature in my book Unlocking Japanese.

This is the first in a series of video lessons. And also you get to see what I am really like. Actually my sensei-persona surprised even me. Rather more majime than I usually am, and perhaps a teensy bit two-dimensional. See what you think.

If you never want to miss a class, subscribe to the channel here.

If there is anything you don’t understand in the video or you have other questions, please put them in the comments on the YouTube page. And I will answer them fully as soon as possible.

2 thoughts on “Japanese – What the Textbooks Don’t Teach You … the movie!

  1. 楽しかった! And what a cliff hanger ending! I’ll be on the edge of my seat waiting for next week’s explanation.

    1. ふふ!ありがとう。 I’m very glad you enjoyed it. Sorry about the cliff-hanger. The lesson was already running slightly long by the standards of these things. There’s quite a lot of material to do, but taking it step by step I think we can make it simple and understandable.

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