A quick tour of renshuu.org
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Current vocab/kanji resources
- JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test, Levels N5 through N1)
- Kanji Kentei (Kanji Proficiency Test, Levels 10 through 2)
- Genki I and II (textbook)
- Intermediate Japanese (textbook)
- Japanese for Busy People I, II, and III (textbook)
- Yookoso I and II (textbook)
- Adventures in Japanese I, II, and III (textbook)
- Tobira (textbook)
Not enough? Make your own lessons! Over 350 user-made lessons are already available.
Something for everyone
If you want to make your own lessons, renshuu has a simple lesson builder that helps you quickly look up terms so you don't spend hours typing in definitions and making lists before you begin studying.
Vocabulary question relations
Kanji question relations
Example answer types
漢字 感情 勉強 文字
(real, incorrect answers)
(real, incorrect answers)
文字 漢字 字文 字漢
落字 落子 漢字 漢子
These are just a few of the dozens of ways that answers are generated for the site.
An end to A-B studying
Renshuu creates quiz questions that let users study individual terms in many different ways so you can create a complex and lasting representation of that information in your head.
Answers to questions are generated on the spot, so you don't trick your mind into thinking you know something simply because you've seen a set of answers before. Some answer sets use other vocabulary/kanji, while others use a misspelling system to create similar terms. Kanji and hiragana are analyzed to create new answers that appear visually similar to help you reinforce materials.
Mastery schedule statistics
Green bars show sufficiently studied materials, while red bars show materials that need to be studied.
Spaced learning geared for Japanese
While most spaced interval systems focus on a single level for an entire term, renshuu.org's system has multiple mastery levels for each term that work to measure different ways of understanding a Japanese term.
Mastery schedules and auto-reviewing
All users can take advantage of auto-reviewing, where the site automatically reviews you on previously studied materials while you study new lessons. Feel like last year's vocabulary is getting a bit fuzzy, but you don't want to dig out that old textbook? Let renshuu.org handle all the bookwork for you, so you can focus on studying.
A typical study path (vocabulary)
Don't study what you already know!
Terms studied on renshuu.org are stored in a single personal record, regardless of where you study it. Anytime you start a new set of materials, the site already knows what you've studied, and will not waste your time with terms you've mastered.
Of course, the site's user settings does allow for light reviewing so previously studied terms will not be forgotten.
日本/にほん, 勉強/べんきょう, 朝ご飯/あさごはん
Based on renshuu's adaptive system, this is how different users might see these terms:
Renshuu.org automatically adjusts all materials to fit your learning level!
No beginner or advanced materials, just "you" materials
This isn't limited to words, either. Every sentence in the site's 150,000 sentence library is rewritten for you so you don't have one or two unstudied kanji making an otherwise good sentence unreadable.
Of course, the site allows you to customize in seconds when kanji is and isn't shown, suggests known kanji for users that don't study kanji on renshuu, and even let's you enter in your previous study history before you started using the site.
Renshuu PRO: for studiers who want more
These new quiz modes and a load of new features, enhancements, and tools are available on the renshuu pro main page.
Renshuu PRO features
- Sentence-based quizzes
- Advanced kanji quizzes
- Listening quizzes
- Grammar quizzes
- Personalized worksheets
- Additional quiz settings
- Quizzing history graphs
- My term center
- Super jumping
- Search & sort lists
- Dictionary history
- Enhanced mastery schedules