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Japanese Library Resources: Learn Japanese

Library resources

Mango: Learn Japanese conversation skills online. Mango Mobile for iPhone, iPod or iPad. (Timberland Library card required)

Pimsleur Audio Tapes: Sixteen short lessons. Ask for the audio tapes at the SPSCC Library Circulation desk. Keep them for a week.


Try sample Pimsleur lessons:


Japanese I

Unit 1

Unit 2


Japanese II

Unit 1

Unit 2


Web Resources

Real Kana: hiragana and katakana practice

Quizlet.comflash cards and study games

Byki: sets of flashcards, with audio  

FlashKana: An Android application for studying hiragana and katakana

Obenkyo: An Android application that allows you to draw kana with your finger

Italki: find a language partner

Lang-8correspond with native speakers 

Live Mocha: study or get feedback from native speakers (login required)