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Welcome to 2019!


A little update on what's going on with me, and what the plans for 2019 are, and what you can learn from it to learn Japanese more successfully. Start learning Japanese with me today - click on the "courses" tab! ヾ(。・ω・。) Best Richard

Welcome to 2019!2019-01-21T18:38:31+00:00

How to continue with my classes now?


Hi everyone!   I'll keep this one short and sweet. So if you read my last post (and/or you're my student from skillshare) then you know you've been cut off from my content by them. I've tried to resolve the situation with skillshare, but unsuccessfully so far.... Here is the best way to continue your studies with me: TA-DAAAAAAA! My own brand new school! Skillshare can't pull the plug on this one! I offer the same prices as skillshare which makes it super affordable even if you're a broke student! It's also the best way to support me and help [...]

How to continue with my classes now?2018-11-18T11:30:40+00:00

Skillshare deleted my account…


Hello to any of my skillshare students who read this! As of midnight 11/02/2018 Skillshare deleted my account. I only got this explanation: Hello Richard – This is Skillshare's Trust & Safety Team. Unfortunately, because we have found evidence of the behaviors listed below associated to your account, we have canceled your teacher payment and closed your account. - Misrepresentation of enrollments, reviews referrals - Attempts to artificially inflate class ranking - The characteristics of the teacher account overlap with the characteristics of student accounts enrolled in their class - The teacher's account is associated to networks of users exhibiting [...]

Skillshare deleted my account…2018-11-18T11:30:40+00:00

Different Ways Of Saying “I” In Japanese


Hey guys! Been a while since my last post. Sorry! ;( Been super busy. Anyway, I'm back! In this video I'll be covering different ways of saying "I"/"me" in Japanese. This is a very unique feature, one that I haven't really seen in many other languages. So join me on this 10 minute adventure! Feel free to post a comment about what are you interested in and I'll be glad to see how can I make that into a video! All the best Richard

Different Ways Of Saying “I” In Japanese2018-11-18T11:30:40+00:00

How to stay motivated when learning a new language?


Hey guys In this week's video I'm addressing the two most typical "reasons" why people quit or never even start learning a new language. And I understand, I was having problems of my own...I speak 4 languages and sometimes I wonder how did that happened! Well, it wasn't an accident that's for sure. I invested hours and hours on end to get there. But it wasn't always easy. In this video I will talk about what really drove me, and hopefully I'll help you figure out what drives you and how you can leverage that into a long-term joyful study [...]

How to stay motivated when learning a new language?2018-11-18T11:30:40+00:00

Senpai vs Sempai | Sound Changes in Japanese


Hey guys! This week I remembered when I was a beginner and there was this one thing I was confused about for years. Back then I didn't know anybody I could ask about this and my audio courses did not cover this. It is about changes in pronunciation of 'n' to 'm'. Watch this video explaining what I mean - hope it makes sense! Feel free to post any questions you may have! If you've found the video useful please like it on YouTube or become a subscriber for more! It helps a lot, thanks! All the best -R [...]

Senpai vs Sempai | Sound Changes in Japanese2018-11-18T11:30:40+00:00

Politeness Levels in Japanese | New course announcement


Hey guys! Another one is out! Sorry it's been so slow lately, making quality courses takes a little too much time if you ask me ٩(。•ω•。)و Nevertheless, it's done and you can check it out right here: It inspired me to make this short video about what are all these politeness levels in Japanese you've probably heard about! Well, I'm giving a short 10 min intro into the whole thing. Hope everything will make more sense to you after watching it! And if not, be sure to let me know and I'll see about making another one! Or you [...]

Politeness Levels in Japanese | New course announcement2018-11-18T11:30:40+00:00

Japanese Golden Week | With Riko-chan!


Hey guys! It's been a while since our last video, we've been really busy with our latest Japanese course, which should go live any moment now ( ̄▽ ̄)ノ I'll make another video just about the course. In this week's video we have a Japanese holiday, the Golden Week! Riko-chan will explain more in the video! So go on ahead and check it out!! Let us know what would you like to see in the future videos in the comment section bellow! We'll read it ;) お元気で! -R

Japanese Golden Week | With Riko-chan!2018-11-18T11:30:40+00:00

Top 10 Japanese Gestures


How's it going guys! Got a new one for you! Sorry the uploads have been slow lately. Our hands are full making our next Japanese language course and just want to get it done and have it out there! Until then we'll be continuing uploading / posting bi-weekly. In this video, as the headline says, we'll be uploading our Top 10 Japanese Gestures. Typical "Japanese" stuff you can see in real life. If you're in Japan I guess :D Let us know in the comments bellow what would you like to see next time! Please support us by liking and [...]

Top 10 Japanese Gestures2018-11-18T11:30:40+00:00

Osaka Namba Tour With Riko-chan | Riko-chan Adventure Time


Hey guys we're back with more! This time Riko-chan will give you a little tour around Osaka's downtown area - Nanba (also spelled as Namba). Osaka is the second biggest city in Japan. Riko-chan will show you some of the major tourists hotspots and also a few hidden back-alley secrets you probably won't find in a guidebook. Let us know if you like the video and we'll make more! So leave a like on YouTube, comment, subscribe! You know what to do :) Thanks for the support! Have a great one! -R

Osaka Namba Tour With Riko-chan | Riko-chan Adventure Time2018-11-18T11:30:40+00:00