Minna No Nihongo (みんなの日本語)

Level N3 – N2
Suitable for ❌ Absolute beginners
✅ Intermediate level learners
🆗 Advanced level learners
✅ Classroom learners
✅ Self-learners
🆗 JLPT preparation
❌ Learning business Japanese
🆗 Hobbyists
❌ Tourists
Pros
  • Well known and sold in several countries
  • Each chapter includes reading and listening comprehension
  • Each chapter also includes grammatical review tests
  • Cons
  • Conversation situations and settings are a little outdated
  • The grammar points are not always presented in an order which is easy to follow
  • The series is divided into too many volumes, which can make it difficult for learners to choose the correct volume
  • No digital version available (no sales to individuals)
  • Series
  • Minna no Nihongo Beginner 1 Textbook
  • Minna no Nihongo Beginner 2 Textbook
  • Minna no Nihongo Intermediate 1 Textbook
  • Minna no Nihongo Intermediate 2 Textbook
  • Publisher 3A Network

    Minna no Nihongo is one of the most well-known Japanese language learning textbooks. There are beginner (初級) and intermediate (中級) levels, each divided into two books. Many people choose it as the first book to study Japanese, and it seems to be well known abroad. There are explanations in a wide variety of foreign languages. Each section consists of sentence pattern practice, conversation, fill-in-the-blanks, listening and reading comprehension, allowing you to learn comprehensive skills. The disadvantage is that the books themselves are slow to be updated, with little improvement in both content and structure. There are also more books than in other textbook series, and the lack of a Kindle version makes it difficult to review grammar items.