When I set out to design my Japanese courses, my main aim was to set them apart from every other Japanese course. The way I've done that is to base these courses around stories. In fact, in each case, the course syllabus itself emerges from the stories.
Let me explain...
Most Japanese courses are structured by taking a bunch of grammar rules, putting them together in a certain order, then teaching them to you one-by-one in a series of lessons. This is dull, and ineffective. In this course, we do things differently. In StoryLearning courses, you learn through stories instead! This means you focus on relaxing, reading, and enjoying the plot of the story. The 'serious study' happens another way!
Rather than teaching you through a process of grammar rules, followed by tests, here's what I do instead. First, I make sure you see the grammar being used naturally in the story itself. This way, you get to learn how it works in a natural way. Second, you discover the rules by yourself... with a little help from me! Story first. Rules later. This makes learning much more effective.
This means you get to enjoy learning Japanese first and foremost, rather than get bogged down in technicalities from the start. (Yes... it's fun!)
Doesn't that sound more exciting than your last textbook?
At every stage of theses course, you’ll be immersed in real Japanese - both written stories and the accompanying audiobooks. This means that by the time you finish the courses in this bundle, not only will you have read dozens of short stories in Japanese, but you’ll have a large vocabulary, so you can express yourself fully in conversation. You will also have had many hours of listening practice, so that following spoken Japanese will be effortless.