My intermediate lessons
In this graded series of lessons we will take you step-by-step through to about 1000 kanji. This lesson series is designed for students who have already mastered the basics - hiragana, katakana, and basic grammar. (If you are just beginning your studies, start with our Beginner Lessons.)
We call this the '53 stages of the Kanshudo', after the famous series of ukiyo-e by Hiroshige. As with the ukiyo-e series, there are actually 55 stages! Each stage contains 18 kanji, and the full series of lessons contains all kanji required for levels N5 to N2 of the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test), the standard indicator of Japanese ability used by universities and employers.
Lessons 1-5 recap the first 100 kanji introduced in the Beginner Lessons, but with more complex vocabulary and grammar.