Jlab’s Beginner Course

I’m currently creating an anime-based course for total beginners, you can download it from Ankiweb soon. After finishing this course, you’ll be able to continue learning with movies yourself. Note, that this is a work in progress and will get updated.

  • Flashcard-based for maximum efficiency (ships as Anki deck)
  • Each flashcard introduces only a single new item (word or grammar)
  • No prior knowledge required, in particular no reading skills
  • Follows Tae Kim’s grammar guide
  • All example sentences are from real anime & dorama
  • Audio and image included
  • Minimal grammar explanations on the flashcards
  • Works with my Anki addon, which takes care of teaching the writing systems. Can also be used without this.
  • My own most important lessons learned are on cards in between, taken from the learner’s diary I kept for about 5 years
  • Get Anki, AnkiDroid or AnkiMobile.
  • Download and import the Jlab beginner deck on your computer.
  • All further instructions are found inside the deck.
  • Note that updates of the course will not be imported correctly without the jlab Anki addon. Moreover, I didn’t test direct import to the mobile anki versions.
  • Install the PC version of Anki.
  • Install the jlab Anki addon.
  • Register a free account on Ankiweb to sync your progress across multiple devices.
  • Download and import the beginner course on your computer.
  • Sync everything to your mobile device using Ankiweb.
  • All instructions are found inside the anki deck.
  • Try not to do more than 10 cards in the beginning (to avoid a review-avalance of old cards).
  • For card-specific questions / bug reports / complaints, use the question link on the card.