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2023 Fall Courses!
See you soon for our next semester starting in February 2024!
Japanese Voice Acting – Beginner & Advanced Levels
Casual Japanese Conversation
Beginner & Intermediate Levels
See what students had to say after taking
our most recent Casual Japanese Conversation course!
Japanese for Professionals
Record your own voice acting demo reel with us at JLMI in Tokyo!
OMG Are we famous? JLMI's feature on "Japan Today" !
I’m going to say something controversial yet brave; I hate anime.
“But you live in Japan!”
“But it’s so cute!”
“But the music is amazing!”
…But I don’t speak Japanese. At least I didn’t speak well enough before taking an online course last year with JLMI, the Japanese Language Media Institute. The course in question, Practical Japanese Conversation – Anime, was introduced to me by a friend who’d taken it the year before. And this friend is a total otaku. She loves cosplay, shops in Harajuku, not even going to mention her TikTok content…
Why Study With JLMI?
100% Online Courses
What actually happens in each class?
Beginner courses consist of five 90min. classes that take place once a week. Each class has a similar flow, but the content builds from the previous week and increases in difficulty each week 🙂
“I liked learning natural responses and intonation for casual conversation. That’s something that’s always made me nervous to speak in public.”
“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.”
"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."
“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.”
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.