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Learn Japanese Online

Practical and interactive online courses for beginners and professionals alike.

Why Study with JLMI?

Each course involves real-time interactive conversation practice and/or open discussions with the instructor about that day's topic. Speak freely and make mistakes. Our instructors will provide live feedback.

Interactive Practice

Each course involves real-time interactive conversation practice and/or open discussions with the instructor about that day’s topic. Speak freely and make mistakes. Our instructors will provide live feedback.
Our courses are built around current Japanese media including anime, manga, video games, novels, articles and more. Learn why characters are speaking the way they do and then practice how to actually apply that to your everyday life.

Media-Based Content

Our courses are built around current Japanese media including anime, manga, video games, novels, articles and more. Learn why characters are speaking the way they do and then practice how to actually apply that to your everyday life.
Beginners work on conversational skills like sharing opinions, asking others' and establishing common ground. Advanced students dive deeper into current media to study structure, context, subtext and how to make yourself clearer.

Practical Skills

Beginners work on conversational skills like sharing opinions, asking others’ and establishing common ground. Advanced students dive deeper into current media to study structure, context, subtext and how to make yourself clearer.

Beginner Courses

The goal is not to become a perfect, near-native speaker, but an able, independent and well-rounded participant in Japanese culture. Our content is fresh, modern and based on current media and actual life experience in Japan.

Course Begins 7/4/22

Mondays 19:30 - 21:00 JST

Course Begins 7/4/22
Course Begins 7/5/22

Tuesdays 19:30 - 21:00 JST

Course Begins 7/5/22
Course Begins 7/7/22

Thursdays 19:30 - 21:00 JST

Course Begins 7/7/22

Advanced Courses

Dive deep into nuance and subtext. Learn how to become a better blogger. Improve your ability to pick up on subtle cultural cues in newspapers. You can even get started on becoming a visualmedia translator.

Course Begins 7/13/22

Wednesdays 19:30 - 21:00 JST

Course Begins 7/13/22
Course Begins 7/11/22

Mondays 19:30 - 21:00 JST

Course Begins 7/11/22
Course Begins 7/7/22

Thursdays 19:30 - 21:00 JST

Course Begins 7/7/22

Student Testimonials

- Michael, London

“I liked learning natural responses and intonation for casual conversation. That’s something that’s always made me nervous to speak in public.”

– Michael, London
- Jiji, Tokyo

“I really enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and didn’t feel afraid to ask questions. There was an open peer-learning vibe that I really appreciated.”

– Jiji, Tokyo
- Jen, New York

"Everyone at JLMI is extremely friendly, and this is a great blend of pop content and fun language learning. You don't need to be big anime fan to participate."

– Jen, New York
- Jacinta, Manila

“Everyone would like these classes, even if you're not so interested in anime, and are simply traveling throughout Japan, this would be a fun class for them.”

– Jacinta, Manila

JLMI x JVTA

JLMI is run by Japan Visualmedia Translation Academy. For over two decades, JVTA has been at the forefront of the visual media translation industry, producing subtitles in various languages, along with closed captions and audio description for the visually and hearing-impaired. Over the years, we have expanded our areas of expertise beyond translation and now provide a variety of services with a global touch that involve video creation, language learning, PR, education and much more.