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Japanese Learning Resources

LingoClass has built a Japanese learning resource hub to help Japanese students self-study and improve their Japanese language skills in the best way possible! We have included detailed lists of apps, links to learning resources and information on useful phrases and JLPT exams. Whatever your Japanese level, we're sure there will be something in here to help you! If you have any questions please feel free to contact us directly :).

Japanese Exam Resources & Quizzes

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Exam Resources

If you are interested in taking the JLPT exam for work or just to keep track of your language level, then this page contains all the resources you need to help you prepare, including past papers, sign up information, dates, timings and even study tips.

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JLPT Listening Test

Understanding your Japanese level is an important part of improving your language skills but it can be difficult without a teacher to help you. That's why we've developed this free online quiz. You will get your results instantly!

Online HSK Quiz

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JLPT Level Test

If you have just started studying Japanese or have been studying for a while on your own, it can be difficult to know what level you are. This free, online quiz can help you to better understand your language level and prepare for the JLPT exam.

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Can You Pass

The JLPT exam can be daunting, and even more so if you don't know how well you are likely to do. Well now you can test yourself before you go with this free online JLPT N5 mock exam based on official testing criteria! If you can pass this you can pass the real JLPT exam for sure!

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Japanese Kanji Quiz

Japanese Kanjis are the adopted Chinese characters and have been an integral part of Japanese. This Kanji quiz is based on official JLPT testing criteria and is designed to help students find their current Japanese language level quickly and effectively!

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Test Your Knowledge of Hiragana & Katakana

Hiragana and Katakana are essential to learn if you want to master Japanese. They are the building blocks on which the entire language is based and a good understanding of them can open up doors in the learning process. Test your knowledge today with this free quiz!

Japanese Cultural Resources

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Useful Phrases for Travelling in Japan

Many of our students want to learn Japanese so they can travel or work in Japan. This article contains many useful phrases you should learn to help you get around more easily and learn about Japan's rich and fascinating culture.

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10 Unmissable  Secret Spots to Visit in Japan in 2024

Japan: Where sushi meets skyscrapers and serenity! Tokyo's neon buzz, Kyoto's ancient temples, Osaka's street food galore—each city a chapter in a wild manga adventure. Pack light, eat big, and bow often. 

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Top 8 tips for Foreigners travelling to Japan  

Japan has become one of the major tourist cities in recent years by offering visitors a truly unique and captivating experience. While there may be occasional challenges due to cultural differences and language barriers. We highlight the top 7 travel tips here!

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Best YouTube Channels for Japanese Learners

YouTube videos are a great way to begin learning Japanese or study in between classes. They also enable students to understand and experience Japanese culture without leaving the house! Check out this list of our favourite channels.


Yukata & Kimono - What is the Difference?

The yukata and kimono are two famous examples of traditional Japanese dress, but how do you wear them? what are they for and how are they different? Dive into Japanese culture with LingoClass and find out today!

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Top 5 Podcasts for Japanese Learners

Listening to podcasts can be a great way to practice your Japanese listening skills. Here we've compiled a list different podcasts for you to check out. We hope you enjoy them and find the perfect channel for you!

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The Ultimate Japanese Culture Quiz

Do you love Japan and all things Japanese? If so you probably know a lot about Japanese culture. To test your knowledge we've built this fun and free Japanese trivia quiz. See if you can become a Japanese culture master!


TOP 16 Must-have Food in Japanese Supermarket

When travelling to Japan, visiting supermarkets is a must-do activity. From grains, sushi, and miso, to iconic desserts like Matcha cake. Japanese supermarkets are so enjoyable to wander around. The good news is that you can find nearly all the ingredients for authentic Japanese recipes within the UK now It’s about time to get lost in the allure of shopping!

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5 things you should know before dating a Japanese Girl

Have you ever been in a relationship with a Japanese lady and found yourself wondering about what goes on in her mind? Well, worry not! This article is crafted to guide you through the top 5 essentials of dating a Japanese lady– from language tips to cultural etiquette.

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Best Apps for Learning Japanese

Apps are an amazing tool to help you study languages. Thankfully, there are hundreds of apps on the market to help students like you learn Japanese, but which ones are the best to download? We have compiled a list to answer just that.

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How to Order Food in Japanese

Have you ever wanted to order Japanese food like a pro? If so we've got you covered. This article explains everything you need to know from entering a restaurant to paying the bill. We also discuss the cultural elements to be aware of. Bon appetit!


The Best Japanese Anime 2024

Japanese anime can be a great way to practice your Japanese language skills. To help you find some short and completed series, we've compiled a list of must-watch 10 classic Japanese anime in 2024 for you to check out. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

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Learn Japanese Through Traditional Stories

Stories are the ultimate vehicles for culture. They help pass information down from generation to generation and shape the world in which we live. To understand stories is to understand culture. They're also a great way to learn a language!


Top 5 Best Cities in Japan to View Cherry Blossoms!

Japan is well-known for its stunning cherry blossoms in the spring. We would like to recommend five cities in Japan to witness these beautiful cherry blossoms. Each city offers unique spots to view the cherry blossoms and is known for its festive atmosphere during the cherry blossom season.


The 6 Best Studio Ghibli Films of All Time

Miyazaki's movies are like reflections of the real world, filled with imaginative wonders, breathtaking visuals, and pure storytelling. All right, perhaps this post is a bit biased, but It's about time to rewatch these classic animated films. If you haven't seen them yet (really?), I suggest starting with those of our favourites!

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Top 8 iconic Japanese Restaurant in London

Japanese cuisine is one of the most palatable and playful cuisines on the planet."If you're tired of fish and chips and can't come up with any new dishes, why not go for a Japanese cuisine hunt in the streets and alleys of London? It might just freshen up your taste and add a spark to your life. So, without further ado, let's explore our top 8 Japanese restaurants hidden in the streets of London. 

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Shortcut to Japanese: Learn Hiragana in 2 hours!

In less than two hours, you can lay a strong foundation in Japanese Hiragana by following these steps and utilizing shortcuts and mnemonic techniques. So, let's get started on your Japanese learning journey We have just the lesson for you! 

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How to Type in Japanese on Your Phone or Laptop

Learning how to type in Japanese can seem like a daunting task but it's actually quite a simple process. In this article we aim to teach you the basics so you can start practicing on your own. You will be an expert in no time at all!

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The Best Japanese TV Shows on Netflix

Netflix is a great learning resource in that it allows you to watch natural Japanese language being spoken by native speakers. Furthermore, the quality and range of Japanese shows on Netflix is excellent. Check some of these titles out today and get started!

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Japan's Most Famous Festivals

Japan's history is rich and varied, generating many traditions we're often unfamiliar with in the West. In this article, we explore some of Japan's most popular festivals, where they're held and when you can attend them!

If these learning resources were useful to you and you would like to further improve your Japanese by booking a lesson with one of our highly qualified teachers, you can register for a demo lesson at one of our London offices or attenf one of our online courses and learn from home.

We look forward to meeting you!

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