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Rocket Japanese Level 1

Get conversational right away by learning the most useful Japanese first. Then, immerse yourself in the most comprehensive beginner’s Japanese course there is.

Who’s it for?

Rocket Japanese Level 1 is the online Japanese course for you, if you:

  • have no, or a limited, prior background in Japanese
  • learned Japanese years ago and want a refresher course
  • want to reach a good conversational level of Japanese
  • are working towards JLPT level N5

Why should you choose Rocket Japanese Level 1?

Our philosophy at Rocket Languages is to provide you with the most immersive Japanese learning experience possible. This means that the course covers all aspects of Japanese that you need to integrate yourself into a Japanese community.

You will learn how to:

  • speak, read and write Japanese;
  • understand spoken Japanese; and
  • understand Japanese culture.

Why not read why actual Rocket Japanese users rate Rocket Japanese 4.7 stars?

1. Audio Lessons

The 33 Audio lessons in Level 1 are podcast-style lessons you can stream or download. Each lesson concentrates on a different every-day Japanese conversation.

These basic Japanese conversations are broken down into easily digestible chunks, with the grammar and pronunciation explained to you in a step-by-step way.

Every lesson is subtitled and gives you the chance to role-play in an actual Japanese conversation.

2. Language Lessons

The 33 Language lessons in Level 1 teach you the mechanics of how Japanese actually works.

We start you with the basics. Then, you choose just how much, and what, you want to learn. From ice-breakers and conversation starters to in-depth grammar explanations, it’s your choice.

Our lessons cover all the grammar topics and vocabulary you need for level N5 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT).

To make sure you’re learning correctly, our state-of-the-art voice recognition system gives you the ability to perfect your pronunciation virtually. Every one of the 2185 Japanese words and phrases in the course uses this technology.

This is the easiest and best way to sound like a native Japanese speaker before having to speak to one in real-life!









3. Writing Lessons

To get around Japan like a local, it is essential that you can read the Japanese writing system. And you can impress the locals by showing them just how well you can write this beautiful and elegant script. This is why we have tons of lessons that teach you to read and write Kanji characters using our script-writer tool.

Our Writing lessons cover all the required Kanji for JLPT N5, so you can master the most common everyday kanji characters!

4. Rocket Reinforcement Activities

Our scientifically-designed lesson activities ensure you understand the material. The clever algorithms show you the Japanese words and phrases that you are weak on until they stick like glue.

No matter what kind of learner you are – audio, visual, reading/writing or even kinesthetic – our Rocket Reinforcement activities will improve your Japanese speaking, listening, writing and recall skills in fun and engaging ways.

One of these activities is Play It!, designed to get you thinking quickly in Japanese. Try it here.


さやか さん、 こんにちは。

Sayaka-san, konnichiwa.

Hello, Sayaka.


ケニー さん、 こんにちは。

Kenī-san, konnichiwa.

Hello, Kenny.


おげんき です か?

Ogenki desu ka?

How are (you)?


げんき です。 ありがとう。 あなた は?

Genki desu. Arigatō. Anata wa?

(I) am good. Thank you. And you?


わたし も げんき です。 ありがとう。

Watashi mo genki desu. Arigatō.

I am good too. Thank you.

5. Advanced Learning Techniques

The U.S. Foreign Service Institute claims it takes around 600 hours of study to reach “general professional proficiency” or higher. Rocket Japanese cuts that time by giving you over 30 advanced learning techniques that are proven to help you learn Japanese more effectively.

6. Culture Lessons

The Culture lessons detail aspects of everyday life, important people, and significant moments in history so you’ll avoid any embarrassing cultural faux pas.

What other goodies are there?

All the following come standard with all Rocket Languages courses:

Android and iOS apps

Rocket Japanese is accessible on computers, iPhones and Android phones. You can use the course anywhere you go, even offline.

Free updates for life

Our courses are constantly being improved and expanded upon. They’re not stuffy old textbooks. Instead, they’re more like living encyclopedias that are regularly updated with fresh changes and vocabulary (for free).

60-day guarantee

After you order, you'll have 60 days to try it out. If you decide it's not for you, for ANY reason, then just contact the Customer Support team for a full refund. No questions. No hassles. It's that simple.

Still thinking about it?

We believe that Rocket Japanese offers the most bang for your buck.

We have spent millions of dollars and over 15 years developing our award-winning Rocket Japanese system so you don't have to!

What's more, Rocket Japanese is yours for less than the cost of one private Japanese lesson. In fact, it works out to be less than $1 per hour of tuition. That's an unbeatable value in anyone's book.

You can start your journey to Japanese mastery in less than 1 minute. As soon as you order, you'll be directed to the Rocket Japanese members' area, where you can access all the tools you need to truly master Japanese.

Remember, your access is 24/7 and is yours for life, including any and all course upgrades. So once you have it, you can come back at any time!

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