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Power-Up Your Japanese: For Studying Abroad

10 Lessons
– Power-Up Your Japanese 1: Classroom Commands for Study Abroad
– Power-Up Your Japanese 2: Class Vocabulary for Study Abroad
– Power-Up Your Japanese 3: Uses of Koto for Study Abroad
– Power-Up Your Japanese 4: Transitive Verbs for Study Abroad
– Power-Up Your Japanese 5: Intransitive Verbs for Study Abroad
– Power-Up Your Japanese 6: Describing Actions for Study Abroad
– Power-Up Your Japanese 7: Academic Speech for Study Abroad
– Power-Up Your Japanese 8: Giving Opinions for Study Abroad
– Power-Up Your Japanese 9: Writing Essays for Study Abroad
– Power-Up Your Japanese 10: Writing with Genkoyoshi for Study Abroad



This course is a self-study course with a forum-based Q&A session, where students can interact with teachers and other students at any time. Unlike the Novice and Intermediate courses, this course is not focused solely on helping students achieve a JLPT certification. However, this course is ideal for students who have passed or are capable of passing N3 and looking for an additional challenge, especially for those who would like to study in Japan.


Will this help me with the N2?

This course will continue to challenge your Japanese abilities, strengthening and improving them to help you acquire more knowledge in the Japanese language. The American Association for Teachers of Japanese (AATJ) recommend that students study a minimum of 600 hours before taking the N2. Because of this length, it would not be possible to adequately prepare students to pass. With a focus on materials that can help you study in Japan, this course is best used as an additional supplement. By mastering the topics discussed in the following lessons, you will become better-prepared for the JLPT.

For the N2, the JLPT has the following expectations:

Basic Level: The ability to understand Japanese used in everyday situations, and in a variety of circumstances to a certain degree.


  • “One is able to read materials written clearly on a variety of topics, such as articles and commentaries in newspapers and magazines as well as simple critiques, and comprehend their contents.
  • “One is also able to read written materials on general topics and follow their narratives as well as understand the intent of the writers.”


  • “One is able to comprehend orally presented materials such as coherent conversations and news reports, spoken at nearly natural speed in everyday situations as well as in a variety of settings, and is able to follow their ideas and comprehend their contents. One is also able to understand the relationships among the people involved and the essential points of the presented materials.”