Japanese Language Learning Resource Database

NameDescriptionFormatGradeType
Free Websites for Japanese Reading PracticeThis site is a hub for free Japanese language resources, blog posts and learning content that is organized for any level. Digital Book3rd, 4th, 5th, Middle School, High SchoolAcademic, Entertainmentteamjapanese.com/free-websites-japanese-reading-practice-every-level/?fbclid=IwAR0Va9wFzCy-UE8fhn-X6lUpaWl979bOrwu0yKPM85UVepU-LegogzOPFPA
TofuguThis Japanese culture and learning blog has a lot of links useful for younger kids if navigated by an adult. Middle schoolers can get on independently and watch videos, read articles, find resources.WebsiteKindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Middle School, High SchoolAcademic, Entertainmenttofugu.com
WanikaniRelated to Tofugu, Wanikani provides resources to memorize kanji and expand your vocabularyWebsiteKindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Middle School, High SchoolAcademic, Entertainmentwanikani.com/
OutschoolOutschool offers language and discussion groups. Explore fun, social, and safe learning experiences—taught over live video chat, led by qualified teachers.Online tutoringKindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Middle School, High SchoolAcademicoutschool.com
ItalkiItalki offers Japanese language tutoring for all age levels, providing 1-on-1 lessons based on your goals and interests.Online tutoringKindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Middle School, High SchoolAcademicitalki.com
Learn Japanese!!This is a learning app for practicing reading and writing hiragana, kanji and grammar. Free version lets you practice “a i u e o” and the in-app purchases unlock the rest. AppKindergarten, 1st, 2ndAcademicapps.apple.com/us/app/learn-japanese/id1014955564
EASY JAPANESEA Japanese language study service provided by NHK WORLD-JAPAN, part of Japan's public media organization.Educational VideoKindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Middle SchoolAcademicnhk.or.jp/lesson/english/
iknow.jpThis is a paid service to learn hiragana, katakana, and the top 6,000 most commonly used words in Japanese. Audio recorded by two popular Japanese voice-over talents.AppKindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Middle SchoolAcademiciknow.jp
Print KidsThis websote has many printable resources for learning Japanese kanji & mathEducational Video, WebsiteKindergarten, 1st, 2ndAcademicprint-kids.net
NHK for schoolsRelated to other NHK services, this website has numerous Japanese Videos on school related topicsEducational Video, WebsiteKindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Middle School, High SchoolAcademichttp://www.nhk.or.jp/school/
HirogaruReading material & simple quizzes organized by the Japan Foundation. Educational Video, WebsiteMiddle School, High SchoolAcademichirogaru-nihongo.jp
Reading Japanese Culture & Quiz49 reading topics with dictionary/Vocab. lists, setting is easy to read with vocal list and at the end some questions to answer.Educational Video, WebsiteMiddle School, High SchoolAcademiclanguage.tiu.ac.jp/materials/eng/yomi/index.html
CosCom Japanese Language SchoolCosCom is a Japanese language teaching service that has focused on helping business people learn the language who move to Japan. You can learn practical Japanese conversation, daily phrases, and Kanji. Some of the resources requirement paymentWebsiteKindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Middle School, High SchoolAcademiccoscom.co.jp/
Digital DialectsJapanese language games, some with audio. Uses all three forms of Japanese characters and includes an audio e-book for intermediate/advanced learners.WebsiteKindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Middle School, High SchoolAcademicdigitaldialects.com/Japanese.htm
Kids Web JapanKids Web Japan is a website hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that introduces Japan to schoolchildren who live in other countries. It can be used as a supplementary source of information for school lessons on Japan or by families to learn about Japan together.WebsiteKindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Middle School, High SchoolAcademic, Entertainmentweb-japan.org/kidsweb/
Waku Waku JapaneseShort Japanese language webcasts sponsored by Japan Society, a leading organization bringing deeper understanding between the US and Japan. These videos are great for kids and adults. Each one focuses on a topic and builds vocabulary used in everyday conversation.Educational Video, WebsiteKindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Middle School, High SchoolAcademicjapansociety.org/multimedia/webcast/language-lessons
KataribaOnline platform where children from different regions across the globe can gather together. The online workshops will be conducted the web conferencing system “Zoom” and will be facilitated by organizers from each region.Online ConversationKindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Middle School, High SchoolAcademickatariba.online/global?fbclid=IwAR0eCsp576Sacuf33KCm3ZXaQUOCb5cX-_u5i9KTg99_NVfIB9wn8G0yyqk