Have a flowing 15-minute Japanese conversation in just 30 days
(without fear of awkward silences, making mistakes, or running out of things to say)
If you’re an independent language learner wanting to reach conversational fluency in Japanese, you already know that you need to practice speaking. A lot!
You also know that no amount of formal textbook study, reading, or Duolingo will get you ready to have real conversations.
After all, we get better at what we practice, so we can’t improve our speaking skills without actually speaking…
But getting enough Japanese speaking practice isn’t easy!
Knowing you need to practice speaking and actually getting the practice are two very different things!
Most Japanese language learners face three primary challenges. Can you nod “yes” to most of these?
- Speaking can be really scary!
- Finding native speakers to practice with can be tough!
- Staying consistent and motivated without accountability can be a real challenge.
This is precisely why I designed the Japanese Conversation Academy (JCA), a live training course to give you the courage, strategies, language, consistency, and accountability you need to start having flowing conversations in just 1 month.
How this challenge will transform your speaking skills
The Japanese Conversation Academy will:
Significantly increase your courage to speak so you can communicate with locals, deepen friendships, and engage with Japanese culture.
Having flowing conversations is more about confidence than language. You don’t need a lot of words to have basic conversations; you just need the confidence to use whichever words you already know and the creativity to talk around those you don’t.
Help you master high-frequency words that account for the vast majority of conversations so you can more easily travel or live in Japan.
The most common 100 words in Japanese account for nearly HALF of the language used by the average speaker each day. Master these (plus a handful of additional specific terms to describe your unique life, interests, work, etc.) and you will be able to have basic yet meaningful conversations.
Teach you conversation connectors & verbal fillers to buy time so you can have smoother interactions with friends, family, or coworkers.
In the inevitable cases you aren’t sure what word to use or are still parsing what someone just said, you can use powerful set phrases and fillers to keep the conversation alive, buy yourself time, and put both of you at ease.
Help you find the right online Japanese tutor so you are excited to practice and put in the time each week.
Finding a good tutor can be a bit like finding Mr. or Mrs. Right. You have to go through quite a few folks until you find a good match. As part of the Academy, you will work with at least five tutors, one of which you’ll likely click with and can continue working with each week after the challenge.
It is no exaggeration to say that I consider John’s language-learning recommendations EVERY SINGLE DAY. John directed me to specific practices most directly related to my goals and level… the very practices I’d been subconsciously avoiding, preferring to stay in my comfort zone. John’s advice struck home, and following it has generated the biggest improvement in my learning process.
What’s Included in the Japanese Conversation Academy?
The Japanese Conversation Academy is a live 4-week online group challenge. You will receive:
Weekly 1-hour training sessions + Q & A
I will give you live, face-to-face training on Zoom each week on Tuesdays at 1 pm Pacific Time, followed by time to ask any questions you have so you never feel stuck or unsure how to rock that week’s challenge. And on the last Wednesday, we will celebrate completion of the challenge and talk through strategies to keep your momentum going.
(Note: The trainings will be recorded in case you want to review or can’t attend live.)
Weekly mini-challenges adjusted for level
Jumping right into a 15-minute conversation with a native speaker can be overwhelming, so I am going to gradually build up your confidence through four mini-challenges over the course of the Japanese Conversation Academy.
I will coach you through selecting the right tutors, mastering your self-introduction so you can hit the ground running, and learning the high-frequency words, phrases, and conversation connectors you need to start and sustain conversations.
Each week you will receive a beautiful, concise summary of the week’s mini-challenge, step-by-step instructions, and links to recommended tools and resources.
Weekly speaking cheat sheets
You will receive useful cheat sheets with essential, high-frequency words, phrases, questions, and verbal fillers to keep your Japanese conversations going.
Get even more accountability by joining dozens of your fellow Japanese learners in an exclusive community just for Japanese Conversation Academy learners.
Join the Japanese Conversation Academy for just $2/Day
You get all of this for just $67 USD.
Live training courses like this often cost hundreds of dollars, but I intentionally priced the Japanese Conversation Academy far below what it’s worth so that I could directly help as many learners as possible to reach their goals, especially during these difficult times.
But you need to act fast to claim this offer: the Japanese Conversation Academy starts on October 1, 2020 and you only have until 11 pm Pacific Time on September 30, 2020 to sign up.
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John is really helpful! He infused my Japanese learning journey with lots of energy and gave me a sense of direction.
Registration for the Japanese Conversation Academy will open soon.
I now work in the sales department of a Japanese company. The only reason why I got the job was because they were very impressed by my Japanese level for someone who recently started learning the language. It’s all thanks to John’s tip about taking tutoring lessons. I have been taking iTalki lessons 4 times a week and that has really helped me a lot. Thank you for your great work and kindness.