With the Jalup Beginner, I set out to tackle all the things I didn’t like about beginner textbooks, cut out the unnecessary filler, and provide a self-building, intuition-forming guide to get you ready for J-J, native media, and fun.
With Jalup Intermediate, using only the words and grammar found in Jalup Beginner, I tried to take you as smoothly as possible into J-J. While the very beginning still presents obstacles and a little time getting used to, it is hopefully a playable game now.
With Jalup Advanced, I’ve passed you through the J-J transition phases, building you up, making you stronger with more experience.
And for a while I thought that would be it.
Finishing the 3000 cards should get you somewhere towards level 40. But this is not fluent. No one plans on settling for anything less.
At this point you could go off on your own. Most of you in Intermediate and Advanced are already enjoying native media, and mixing in your own things. Which is great and I highly encourage. But I realize I’m pulling away your leveling grounds. Yeah, you can find new leveling grounds. But if you have been using it with success, enjoying it, and want to keep leveling there, then it would be great if I could continue it.
When I was learning Japanese, once I got into a certain way of studying that finally worked, I wanted to continue it for the long run. Which I did. And it felt good.
So if this site can give you the ultimate tool to actually take you from beginner to near fluency, I want to create it.
The next series is called Jalup Expert. It works directly off of Advanced, with 1000 new J-J cards, and full native audio.
What comes next?
Finished Expert and craving more? Jalup Hero is up next. Jalup Expert was originally 2,000 cards but has now been split into 1,000 cards of Jalup Expert and 1,000 cards of Jalup Hero. The content remains the same as the older version of Jalup Expert.
Want to give it a try first before buying?
Level up again and again!
Founder of Jalup. iOS Software Engineer. Former attorney, translator, and interpreter. Still watching 月曜から夜ふかし weekly since 2013.