Drops – Play with your words, learning new Japanese vocabulary in just 5 minutes a day.
Scripts – Learn to read and write Japanese Kana–Hiragana and Katakana with Scripts.
Duolingo – Learn the basics of Japanese grammar and vocabulary for free with Duolingo.
Clozemaster – Study new words through context with Clozemaster.
Glossika – An audio resource that uses spaced repetition to help you learn simple phrases in Japanese. The first 1,000 repetitions are free.
TuneIn – TuneIn is free online radio that streams both talk and music stations in Japanese.
Pimsleur – Pimsleur is a popular audio course with thirty lessons available for Japanese learners. It uses call-and-response to help you start speaking Japanese.
Assimil – Learn Japanese and build a solid foundation in the language with useful dialogues and listening exercises.
Teach Yourself – Complete Japanese from Teach Yourself has 24 thematic lessons that help you build confidence in reading, speaking and writing in Japanese.
Colloquial – Colloquial Japanese is a more grammar-based approach to Japanese, but it’s still done so in an accessible way.
LingQ – This site has a series of short, easy readings with audio for Japanese learners available. But if you upgrade to a premium account, you can import your own texts and get help reading even novels in Japanese!
Add1Challenge – This is a 90-day course that helps you build confidence and accountability in Japanese. It also prepares you for a 15-minute conversation in Japanese at the end of the challenge.
italki – Take lessons with skilled, affordable language tutors on italki. You can also connect with language exchange partners for free.