Go from zero to near-native proficiency with sentence- and audio-packed lessons crafted by teams of native and non-native speakers.
We teach the types of things Japanese people actually say and write, in addition to the grammatical patterns taught in traditional classrooms.
Keep track of how well you understand a lesson by reading it with English translations and furigana removed.
Easily revisit lessons that you found especially interesting, difficult, etc.
Sentences from lessons you read automatically get added to your flashcard queue.
Spaced repetition ensures that you continue making forward progress, never forgetting the language you've learned.
Boost your pronunciation and listening comprehension by hearing Japanese sentences repeated over and over.
Create custom shadow-loop playlists with the sentences you want to master, each of them repeated however many times you want.
Keep track of your progress to fluency. Build learning streaks by completing your assigned tasks each day.
See what you've learned, what's up next, and how much you have left to complete in each phase.
Our robust system shows you how much you've learned, how long it's taking each day — basically any type of stat you'd want to know regarding your studies.
I stumbled across your program online a couple of years ago and was immediately hooked by the way the lessons were written. The lessons were very easy to read and understand (love the personal touches and humour), the online platform is great to be able to see and track learning progress, the content is so much everyday Japanese that I was able to immediately use and talk to some Japanese friends straight away.
- Jenny C
The great thing about using NativShark is that it explains some things that are fundamental to the language, and yet I hadn’t understood 3 years into my studies. This is such valuable information, and very well explained. I finally understand transitive and intransitive verbs.
- Chris L
I have studied Japanese on and off for over 20 years, but I have never seen such a concise, well thought out, easy to follow and relevant lesson with real world examples that can be used daily.
- Jim K