Let’s Learn Japanese Basic I & II

There is a neat video series produced by the Japan Foundation called “Let’s Learn Japanese“. The Basic I series was produced in the mid 80’s and the Basic II series was produced about 10 years later. Below is a description from Wikipedia:

The two seasons (Series I and Series II) were originally aired on television at a rate of one episode per day, with each episode consisting of two lessons. Text books which complement the series were also available; these contained vocabulary lists, explanations of grammar, transcriptions of scenes from within the program, and cultural information about Japan. By now, the first book is out of print but the second book is still available from some sources. Both seasons used a drama called Yan and the Japanese People for instruction. This drama consisted of scenes which focus on the experiences of a young man named Yan (played by Nick Muhrin), a foreigner living and working in Japan.

You can find the videos for Basic I here on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hZ_jn9j0y8&list=PLD4C5B65A10143C15

The videos for Basic II can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKi_3dgFxkA&list=PL1E12BC258532A32D

You can find the books for the two series online at the link below.

http://www.geoffmartindale.com/Japan/Yan/

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