I have been studying Japanese for some time and found many useful free online resources that facilitated my learning. They may be useful for a beginner as well as an advanced student.


Charles Kelly’s Online Japanese Language Study Materials
This is a very good website with many quizzes and vocabulary words, including JLPT.

Japanese at the University of Michigan
This website has stroke order for kana and kanj.


Dartmouth College – Kanji Writing and Reading
“For each kanji, the site offers a brushstroke image, a brief video clip demonstrating stroke order, sample sentences for On and Kun readings with accompanying audio clips, print variations and the English translation of the kanji.” Total characters: 300

Dartmouth College – Kanji Exercises
Kanji with example sentences, stroke order movies, and audio examples

University of Chicago – Kanji Alive
“Kanji alive is a searchable, web-based tool to help beginning and intermediate level Japanese language learners read and write kanji. It is freely available, cross-platform, and does not require any Japanese fonts.”

Java Kanji Flashcards
Printable Kanji Total characters: 500

Introduction to Kanji
Has links to video dialogues for many kanji. Vocabulary and grammar are also discussed.


English-Japanese Vocabulary Quizzes
Many quizzes on variety of vocabulary topics


Japanese Language School for English speakers.(Tokyo, Japan)
Printable basic grammar and vocabulary


Nagoya University
Video clips on many topics for intermediate-advanced students


Kanji Gold
This is one the best free programs that can help you learn and test your knowledge of kanji in a very efficient way

“Wakan is a versatile tool for students of Japanese or Chinese. It features a character dictionary, a word dictionary, a text editor, a vocabulary management utility, many printing options (character flashcards, vocabulary lists, text including furigana), and a text translation tool. Wakan will allow you to read real Japanese or Chinese text with minimum knowledge of characters and vocabulary.” Wakan has an excellent kanji flashcards customization and printing options. It is the best free kanji flashcard printing program that I know.


Japanese Language Resources
Numerous links organized by topic

Monash University – Jim Breen’s Page
Numerous links organized by topic

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any of the above mentioned websites/organizations

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