Kanji Kana Online Study Aids
– Free Online Kanji Etymology Dictionary –
Japanese Grammar and Study Materials
A downloadable 285-page Japanese grammar book (PDF), online Japanese lessons, J/E-E/J online dictionary, a forum and other features, all offered on a no-charge-but-donations-welcomed basis, can be found at
Ubiquitous Japanese Study
(ユビキタス日本語学習) offers free Japanese language study materials directed at both teachers and students of the language. Also has a list of Japanese-language classes taught by volunteers in Japan.
Teach Yourself Japanese,
covering kana, basic greetings, vocabulary, dialogues and more. Message board for obtaining help from others. By Takasugi Shinji.
has two mailing lists: Kanji a Day and Grammar a Day. The Editor's Favorites column has a good selection of links to Japanese-learning resources. By Jeff Blum.
Robert Belton shares his thoughts on software, websites, iPod broadcasts and other sources for learning Japanese.
Sites in Japanese
The 日本語の問題集 at sawayaka-life.com
contains identify-the-mistaken-kanji and other exercises to test your Japanese skills. For advanced students.
you can ask questions about Japanese and have them answered by a professional instructor.
Keiko Yokoo's links
page points to sites of interest to teachers of Japanese as a second language.
Non-English Language Sites
Hans-Peter Gramatke's German-language pages
on the Japanese writing system.
offers free, self-teaching online lessons in Japanese, along with a forum, articles on Japanese and more. A French-language site from Karine.
にほんご at www.nihongo.fr
is an online Japanese study program. Though a French-language site, the administrator avers that the direct method employed makes the materials suitable for native speakers of other languages as well.
is a French-Japanese-English site on Japan, the Japanese culture and its language.
Leonardo Sasso's Nihongo
site (in Spanish and English) assembles a useful collection of Japanese education resources.
W. Jansen Heijtmajer's introduction to kana, NETWERK 2000,
in parallel Dutch/English.
The Danish-language nihongo.dk
offers Japanese grammar introductions, downloads, a forum and other features.
is a Swedish-language site with a forum and other features for students of Japanese.
The Japanese Writing System
pages of Greg Pringle's cjvlang site.
Links to Study Sites
Jim Breen's Educational Resources
is a gloriously extensive list of commercial and non-commercial sites.
In addition to a page of useful links
for Japanese learning, Jouji Miwa offers uPAL
(United Portal for Advanced Learning), a united dictionary search and speech synthesizing program worth checking out.
for Japanese learning at JapanLinked.
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