I have just updated over 150 grammar points with new audio, totalling just over 1400 sentences! These are all available now, and include the first 100 grammar points of N4, plus the first 50 grammar points of N1. My partner and I will finish N1 as soon as possible, as we know that there are quite a few users hoping to use these for exam practice this year.
Edit- All new (and old) audio can now be found here, and is freely available to download!
Edit 2- I have added another 50 grammar points worth of audio! The first 100 grammar points of N1 are now available, and Haruna and I are on schedule to have all of N1 finished within the next 2 weeks. All of the new N1 files will be available on the google drive for download sometime tomorrow -7th/Aug-
As soon as we finish N1, we will finish N4, and then move to N5. For now, we are not 100% sure what to do about N5, as there are many grammar points with no audio, and it is all a bit あちこち. We will make a plan of action as soon as possible!
Old info that most people know now.
The other news, I would like to take this opportunity to announce officially that I am now a part of the Bunpro team!
I would like to talk a little about my responsibilities, and things that I hope to contribute in the future. Firstly, I have taken on the position of ‘Content Lead - English’, this entails things like:
- Making sure English sentences are easy to understand and match the Japanese.
- Making sure all formatting is consistent, and easy to follow.
- Translating new content and adding notes that users may find interesting or helpful.
- Refining existing sentences and structure explanations, for ease of use.
- Continuing to add audio to any new grammar points that we release!
- Product development of a range of top-secret amazing upcoming features that I unfortunately cannot discuss yet.
- Researching new ways that Bunpro can become even better!
Lastly, but most importantly:
- Interacting with you guys and helping wherever possible!
While my role covers many different things, I would like to assure you all that I will do my best to prioritize my work in a way that reflects what users most want to see at any given time!
Many of you may know that I have a pretty holistic view toward Japanese, and approach learning on a ‘deep meaning’ level, rather than A=B… (apart from when A really does equal B!). Please rest assured that my posts on the forum (which will continue), will not always reflect the views of the whole Bunpro team, and that my personal views are just personal views, and will not affect the way that Bunpro itself teaches Japanese. All of us at Bunpro want to give you factual information that will help you succeed, and it is important for me to separate what is conceptual (many of my posts), from what is factual.
Please feel free to contact me directly (or tag me in bug/fixes) at any time with things that you think need fixing (incorrect pronunciation of something in the audio, typos, etc.). I am more than happy to receive these messages and fix things straight away! I would also love to hear your ideas from time to time!
I am super excited to hopefully contribute toward your continued love of Japanese, and facilitate opportunities for all of us to learn more about this awesome language!