Learning Japanese Pronunciation by Reading Aloud Course

Is Japanese pronunciation difficult? Vowels and consonants might be simple, but what about accent and long vowels? 「橋」「箸」「端」 they are all transliterated as “HASHI”, but they are all different. 「ビル」(BIRU) and 「ビール」(BĪRU) are also different. To learn such differences, exercise your pronunciation in practice is overwhelmingly better than study in theory. my advice is to practice “reading aloud”. It’s just reading characters but could be unexpectedly difficult. Everyone, let’s try to read our favorite books like a Japanese person would.




“Reading aloud” is an action as simple as “saying aloud what you are reading”, but when the occasion actually presents itself, it could actually be quite difficult. You have to pay attention not only to the simple comprehension of the text but also to things like how to read Kanji or intonation. This course aims to teach you the correct pronunciation of Japanese by reading aloud.


Grasp instinctively things like the rhythm of Japanese and pitch accents.


Fri. 17:30-19:00
Japan Standard Time  (GMT+9)


10 lessons/90 minutes per lesson

Number of Participants

From 4 to 8 participants


N2 level and above recommended


“Koe ni Dashite Yomitai Nihongo” by Saitō Takashi
“Tanpopo” by Yoshimoto Banana
“Kino no Tabi” by Shigusawa Keiichi

Delivery Method

After a first introduction and exercise of “pitch accent” and “rhythm”, it will be time to read Japanese aloud in practice. In order to grasp instinctively these concepts, the focus will be more on practice, than theory.

Available Classes

Application Deadline: Oct 25, 2020

November Class

①11/6(Fri)17:30-19:00Exercises on pitch accent" 1

②11/13(Fri)17:30-19:00Exercises on "pitch accent" 2

③11/20(Fri)17:30-19:00Exercises on "rhythm" 1

④11/27(Fri)17:30-19:00Exercises on "rhythm" 2

⑤12/4(Fri)17:30-19:00Reading "Haiku" and "Senryu"

⑥12/11(Fri)17:30-19:00Reading short phrases like"Punch line" or "One-liner"

⑦12/18(Fri)17:30-19:00Exercises on reading aloud

⑧12/25(Fri)17:30-19:00Reading pieces chose by the participants 1

⑨1/8(Fri)17:30-19:00Reading pieces chose by the participants 2

⑩1/15(Fri)17:30-19:00Reading pieces chose by the participants 3


¥30,000 + Tax