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Self-study Room

Quizlet-based online drills for vocabulary, kanji, and conjugation are available at the Self-study Room on Genki-Online for the 3rd Edition.
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Self-study Room offers a variety of online materials to support your learning with Genki textbooks.
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Video Collection of GENKI Sentence Patterns

This new tool offers 132 short video skits that present the sentence patterns studied in GENKI, covering one pattern per skit. It can be readily used for a wide range of classroom learning and self-study, including introduction, practice, and review of the patterns. (Created by Eri Banno, Yuko Umekawa, and Miho Sato of Okayama University.) -> Special site



Culture Note

Video Clips for Culture Note

Video clips related to “Culture Note” columns in the Dialogue & Grammar section of Genki. All scenes were shot in Japan. [by Elizabeth Armstrong/Eric Faden (Bucknell University)] Video List



Hiragana & Katakana

Basic Charts

By clicking each hiragana or katakana in the charts, you can see its stroke order and hear how it is pronounced.

Hiragana Chart

Katakana Chart


Flash Cards

In each set of exercises, 15 hiragana/katakana are shown one by one. Choose the correct reading for each character from the three options provided. [by Eri Banno]

Hiragana 1(a-so) Katakana 1(a-so)

Hiragana 2(ta-ho) Katakana 2(ta-ho)

Hiragana 3(ma-n) Katakana 3(ma-n)





Kanji Reading Practice

Practice reading all the kanji introduced in the Reading and Writing section. The exercises are prepared lesson by lesson. [by Eri Banno, Yutaka Ohno, Mika Hashimoto and Akimasa Kinoshita]  Practice List


A website that offers a set of interactive exercises for practicing kanji learned in Genki. It helps you recognize the kanji through multiple choice and gap-fill exercises, jumble modules and crosswords. [by Edith Paillat (Victoria University of Wellington)]


uPal: Associative Kanji Learning


This website offers essential information on every kanji that appear in the major Japanese language textbooks for elementary level. You can easily access kanji that appear in Genki I and II, and learn their reading, meaning, stroke order (animations) and relational kanji knowledge. Kanji Matching Quizzes for these kanji are also offered. [by Joji Miwa (Faculty of Engineering, Iwate University)]




Genki Movies

The movies in which the phrases from “Greetings” and the conversations in “Dialogue” (L1-L12) are acted out. (10/06/09) Movies for L13-L23 are added.[by Elizabeth Armstrong (Bucknell University)] Movie List


Verb/Adjective Conjugation Practice

Practice conjugating the verbs and adjectives introduced in the Dialogue and Grammar section. Contains 16 exercises for such conjugations as negative form, past form, dictionary form, masu-form, te-form, passive form and causative form. [by Eri Banno, Yutaka Ohno and Akimasa Kinoshita] Practice List


MyKikitori―Practice Your Japanese Listening Skills


A listening practice site which contains original dialogues based on the grammar and vocabulay introduced in Genki I. Two speeds, natural and slow, are available for each dialogue, and all the dialogues are accompanied by comprehension questions in audio format. [by Aiko Sato (San Francisco State University)]



Vocabulary Exercises

Choose the correct meaning from three options for the given words or expressions.
Greetings:   Practice for expressions learned in the “Greetings” section. [by Yutaka Ohno]
Vocabulary (Lesson 1):   Practice for the vocabulary introduced in Lesson 1 of the Dialogue and Grammar section. [by Yutaka Ohno]

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