NihongoForum is a Japanese grammar review forum. The goal is not to teach you Japanese, but to assist your self-study or external classroom study of Japanese. My lesson structure is based on the Japan Times Genki series textbooks. As this is a review site, you should have already completed Genki, or be currently studying Genki, and be looking to brush up on the Japanese that you already know.
NihongoForum features a monthly grammar point taken from the lessons in Genki. I will post a review of the grammar points in the Chapter Reviews forum, followed by a series of questions in the homework forums. Students have one month to complete the assignments and post their answers. When the month is over and the next lesson begins, old topics will be locked and you can no longer submit replies.
NihongoForum has three subscription levels: Tamago (egg), Hiyoko (chick), and Niwatori (chicken). Each level offers a different level of access and teacher attention.
Tamago ($5/month): Tamago students can access the homework questions. After you post your homework answers, I will reply to them with corrections and tips on your writing.
Hiyoko ($10/month): Hiyoko students get everything Tamago students get, but also gain access to the handwriting section. Hiyoko students can upload their handwritten answers to the month’s homework questions, and I will correct your handwritten Japanese.
Niwatori ($20/month): Niwatori students get everything that Hiyoko students get, and in addition can access the audio homework. I will record the month’s questions so you can download and listen to them wherever you go. You will record your answers to me, and I will give you advice and suggestions to improve your spoken Japanese.
To summarize: Tamago: writing homework only Hiyoko: writing and handwriting homework Niwatori: writing, handwriting, and audio homework