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30-Day StoryLearning® Challenge 

Conversational Connectors

Take our fluency-boosting May challenge and master conversational connectors that will get you speaking Japanese with bulletproof confidence and flow!

Start date: 1st May 2021

Level: N4 (Upper Beginner / Lower Intermediate)

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Do you feel like your Japanese is disjointed?

Do you struggle to express yourself in long flowing sentences?

Then I’ve got news for you…

You’re not alone!

In fact, Japanese learners the world over have a hard time connecting their ideas together and speaking Japanese in a coherent, flowing manner.
  • You stumble over your words and make silly mistakes
  • ​You speak in a disjointed way with no real flow to your speech
  • You feel frustrated because you're unable to clearly express your ideas
The result...

You're left feeling like a lost child instead of the intelligent and articulate adult you are!

It's easy to feel like you'll never truly unlock the secret to flowing Japanese conversations. It's just one of those things you'll have to live with, right?

Well, not so fast...

Help is at hand!

I’ve created a unique 30-day challenge, "Conversational Connectors", that will help you learn and internalise dozens of fluency-boosting Japanese conversational connectors, so you can repair your disjointed Japanese and speak the language with native-like flow.

Conversational connectors are powerful tools to improve your fluency in Japanese because they allow you to build the kinds of long, flowing sentences essential for meaningful conversations.

Connectors like:
  • 必ず [kanarazu] (Definitely)
  • 元来 [ganrai] (By nature)
  • ​とりわけ [toriwake](Especially)
  • ​... and many, many more!
Master these essential connectors and you'll unlock the ability to express yourself in Japanese like never before.

No more clumsy disjointed Japanese.

No more sounding like a foreigner.

And most importantly...

No more embarrassing silences when you chat with your Japanese-speaking family and friends.

Introducing the May Challenge:

Conversational Connectors


Here’s how the challenge works.

The challenge is based on an exciting original story in Japanese that develops over the 30 days of the challenge.

This is a brand new story, written exclusively for this 30-Day Challenge.

We’ve created the story to be jam-packed with examples of crazy useful conversational connectors used in a variety of common situations.

But it's not just the story...

Every day, you’ll receive one new chapter of the story, along with an insightful video lesson and simple exercises to help you understand the Japanese connectors that you find in the story.

It'll take you about 15 minutes each day.

All you have to do is show up every day…

Over the course of the month, the daily immersion will help you absorb these Japanese connectors naturally, until you "just know" instinctively when and how to use them.

You'll be able to speak Japanese in long flowing sentences and express yourself like the intelligent adult you are!
Master Conversational Connectors In The Next 30 Days!
The concept is beautifully simple!

Every day, for 30 days, you’ll get:

One 250-word chapter of our Japanese story (jam-packed with examples of Japanese conversational connectors)
• The written story plus audio book (so you can read or listen...wherever you are!)
• A short 5-minute video lesson with our instructor, Jeremy. (He’ll explain the Japanese connectors in the story)
• A short daily practice exercise (to help you remember what you’ve learned)
• Discussion with dozens of fellow challengers in our interactive Facebook group (so you can discuss the story and get answers to questions).

We’ve carefully structured the entire 30 days, so all you have to do is turn up and get stuck in!
Ready To Get Started?
If you'd like to join us on the challenge, then here's the key info you need:

• Start date: 1st May
• Daily time required: 15 minutes
• Total commitment: 30 days

The investment in the challenge is only $97 - the same as just a couple of lessons with a professional teacher.

Everything you need is included - all materials (written and audio), all video lessons and activities, plus the exciting community for discussion on the story and the grammar.

Click the "enrol" button to sign up now.

(You'll find the first lesson ready and waiting for you in the member area... just to whet your appetite!)
Here's A Short Message From Your Challenge Teacher, Jeremy...

(Click play and turn up the volume!)

Here's What Students Say About My
30-Day Challenges:

(Real comments from real students)

Frequently Asked Questions
What level is the challenge for?
Both the story and the lesson content is aimed at students with an N4 level of grammar and vocabulary and an N5 level knowledge of kanji. (That's high-beginner to low-intermediate).

In other words, this is for you if you've been studying Japanese for a little while (or maybe a long while!) and can understand at least some Japanese, but struggle to express yourself in a comfortable and natural way.
I'm already using another course/app. I don't have time for this.
This challenge is a great complement to other Japanese courses or apps you might be learning with.

The reason is that most language courses focus on teaching you the language broadly... and that's great - you need those broad brushstrokes in order to understand how the language works.

But in this challenge, you'll focus intently on a single topic - Japanese conversational connectors - for 30 days.

It's the perfect way of honing in on an essential aspect of the Japanese language that is probably only covered briefly in your other courses and apps... and mastering it once and for all.

This is totally doable because your daily commitment with this challenge is only 15 minutes. So it's pretty manageable amount of time to devote to your Japanese, even if you're currently using another course or app as well.

The challenge is also extremely flexible. We've designed each lesson to be easy to consume on the go, whenever you have a few free minutes, so you can fit it in comfortably:
• before breakfast
• during your lunch break
• after dinner
• ...even while waiting for the bus!
Does the story in this challenge come with furigana? Is there romaji?
You'll receive two versions of the Japanese story. One is written in full Japanese script with furigana above the kanji. The second is written in full Japanese, without furigana.
How can I access the challenge?
Mobile, desktop, laptop, tablet... The challenge is super user-friendly and you'll be able to log on from anywhere!
What exactly will I learn? How will this challenge help me?
During this challenge, we'll focus on Japanese conversational connectors, recycled over and over throughout the story. You'll see these different connectors used in various contexts over and over in the story.

This means you'll master dozens of Japanese conversational connectors to the point where they're effortless and automatic, and you instinctively know when and how to use each one.
What if it's too hard, or my level is too low?
To make the challenge achievable, we've kept each chapter short - only 250 words! This means that you'll be able to easily make it to the end of the chapter each day, even if it does take you a little longer.

However, the daily video lessons will give you all the support you need, as you'll have clear, professional explanations for how conversational connectors are used in the story.

This means that, even if you're really unsure about Japanese connectors right now, just by watching and studying the daily videos, you'll learn to think about it like a native speaker by the end of the challenge. If I had my way, this is the only way students would ever learn Japanese!
What's so special about this "story" method anyway?
Most Japanese students try to learn Japanese connectors through rules and rote memorisation. This doesn't work, and is extremely stressful for you as a learner. Why? Because there are lots of so-called "rules" to learn and it's impossible to hold them all in your head at the same time while you're speaking. It's also not a natural approach ... native speakers don't learn the language with rules and memory tricks, after all!

With the "Conversational Connectors" challenge, you'll learn through example and context, just like native speakers do! The magic of learning through story is that your main focus is actually not on the memorising anything... you concentrate on understanding and enjoying the story!

As you're reading and listening to the story, Japanese connectors will begin to lodge themselves subconsciously in your brain. It doesn't happen right away - in fact it may take a couple of weeks for you to feel the real effects. But by the end of the 30 days, you'll have a native-like command of these Japanese conversational connectors that will amaze you.
I'm not sure I can commit for 30 days
Your daily commitment is only 15 minutes. This is because the principle of the challenge is that "little and often is the best way to learn". 15 minutes is a pretty manageable amount of time to devote to your Japanese.

You can fit it in comfortably:
• before breakfast
• during your lunch break
• after dinner
• ...even while waiting for the bus!

The power is in the consistency - working at it for a short time every day. You'll be amazed at the huge progress you make from simply showing up every day to work on one area of your Japanese!

Remember, you get the audio of the story, as well as the text, so you can easily take part and keep up wherever you happen to be!
What if I am unhappy with the challenge?
I would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with the challenge, contact me at any point during the challenge and I'll issue you full and prompt refund
How long do I have access to the course after the end of the challenge?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

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