Conditionals Made Easy

Take our grammar-slaying, fluency-boosting January challenge and master Japanese conditional forms once and for all!

Start Date: January 1st

Level: N4 (Upper Beginner / Lower Intermediate)

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Do you struggle to express complex ideas in Japanese?

Do you find yourself stuck in conversation, unable to move beyond the basics and speak naturally and confidently, like the intelligent adult you are?

If this sounds like you, Japanese conditional forms are probably to blame.

Conditionals are really common in Japanese. They’re used all the time!

And they’re tricky because they don’t have direct comparisons in English. This can make them seem interchangeable to English students, but… they’re not!

If you struggle with Japanese conditional and hypothetical forms, then I’ve got news for you…

You’re not alone!

In fact, Japanese learners from Houston to Hokkaido have a hard time learning to use conditional forms and structures the right way in Japanese.

So many Japanese learners end up caught in this trip, unable to express conditional and hypothetical ideas in a way that sounds natural and makes sense to native speakers.

What’s more, there’s A LOT of conditional forms to learn:

  • How to express constant results 春はるになる桜さくらが(咲さく / 咲さきます)
  • How to express actual conditions 雨あめが降ふると涼すずしく(なる / なります)。
  • How to express sequential actions in the past 新幹線しんかんせんに乗のると富士ふじ山さんが見みえ(た / ました)
  • How to express hypothetical conditions
  • With examples of verbs which replace the last u with eba
  • With I adjectives (replace the last い with ければ)
  • With na- adjectives and nouns (attach であれば)たら
  • How to express one-time / particular results with actual and hypothetical conditions なら
  • How to express contextual conditions ケンが行いくなら僕ぼくも(行いく / 行いきます)

No wonder memorising each one and choosing the right one to use in conversation is the stuff of Japanese nightmares!

But fear not…

Help is at hand!

I’ve created a unique 30-day challenge, "Conditionals Made Easy", that will help you learn and internalise the Japanese conditional forms, so you can use them confidently and correctly in conversation with native Japanese speakers.

No more boring grammar textbooks.

No more memorising rules.

And most importantly...

No more frustrating Japanese mistakes when you chat with your Japanese-speaking family and friends.

Introducing the January Challenge:

"Conditionals Made Easy"


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 Japanese conditional forms.

Every day, you’ll receive one new chapter of the story, along with a short video lesson and simple exercises to help you understand how Japanese conditional forms work 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 the conditionals naturally, until you "just know" instinctively how they work.

The result is that you'll be able to speak and understand Japanese confidently and use the correct conditional forms every time.

You'll use Japanese conditional forms freely and fluently, because...

1) You'll instinctively know which conditionals to use...

2) The Japanese conditional forms you need will already be where you need them - on the tip of your tongue!

Here's What's Included...

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 essential Japanese conditional forms in context)
  • The written story plus audio book (so you can read or listen...wherever you are!)
  • An insightful daily video lesson with our instructor, Mandy. (She'll explain the different conditionals used 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: January 1st
  • Daily time required: 15 minutes
  • Total commitment: 30 days
  • Level: N4 (upper beginner/lower intermediate)

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 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!)

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Here's a short message from your challenge teacher, Mandy...

(Click play and turn up the volume!)

Here's what students said about previous 30-Day Challenges:

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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.
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 the Japanese conditional. You'll see the most important Japanese conditionals recycled over and over throughout the story. This means you'll learn how Japanese conditionals work to the point where they are effortless and automatic and you can use and understand them instinctively. You'll get daily lessons from Mandy, where you'll learn specifically how and why certain conditionals are used in each example. This means you'll develop an intuitive and native-like understanding of how to use them yourself.
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 conditionals are used in the story. This means that, even if you're really unsure about the Japanese conditionals right now, just by watching and studying the daily videos, you'll learn to think about them 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 "StoryLearning" method anyway?
Most Japanese students try to learn conditionals through rules and memory tricks. This doesn't work, and is extremely stressful for you as a learner. Why? Because there are tons of conditionals to learn and it's impossible to hold them all in your head at the same time while you're speaking if you rely on memory tricks. It's also not a natural approach.... native speakers don't expand their grammar with rules, after all! With the "Conditionals Made Easy" 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 grammar or learning new vocabulary... you concentrate on understanding and enjoying the story! As you're reading and listening to the story, the conditionals 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 Japanese conditionals 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 a 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.
Does the story in this challenge come with furigana? Is there romaji?
You'll receive three 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. We also include a romaji version of the text.

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