Since its release in 2011, the "Elementary School Kanji Drill" series is a long-selling app that has been used not only by individual users but also by schools and cram schools. This app series supports all 1026 characters that elementary school students learn in 6 years.
In accordance with the 2020 revised elementary school curriculum guidelines, this app covers 80 kanji learned in the first grade of elementary school.
About This App:
“The First Grade Kanji Learning Drill” covers all 80 kanji characters learned by first grade elementary school students in Japan.
You can acquire kanji reading and writing skills through interactive exercises, all while having fun. By learning proper stroke order, you will also gain beautiful kanji writing skill.
10 new kanji characters are studied per day, so it’s easy to build a good learning habit.
Completed exercises are marked and saved, so it’s easy to keep track of your progress.
Test function can be used to test your kanji knowledge and what you have learned.
When a kanji is written with improper stroke order, a “re-do” function allows you to learn the correct stroke order.
All kanji practices are saved, so you can start your exercise from where you left off. Memorized kanji characters are marked, so you can visually keep track of your daily accomplishments.
School-use setting (multi-user setting) is now available.
Administrator can enter a password to manage students’ information.
[How to use]
Turn on “school-use” in settings and enter administrator password.
Each student’s name and password can be registered.
Lists of school and student names are displayed. Students can select their name and enter password to start their exercise.
・ Learn to read and write all 80 kanji characters learned by first grade elementary school students in Japan
・ Study each kanji’s meaning and how to use it through a variety of example sentences
・ Stroke order is demonstrated through animations
・ Practice correct kanji stroke order
・ Both kanji readings, onyomi (sound reading) and kunyomi (meaning reading), are displayed
・ Each kanji character is practiced 5 times
■Kanji Writing Check:
・ Each kanji writing is checked
・ Practicing kanji have to be mastered before moving on to the next new kanji
・ Correctly written kanji characters are marked, so it’s easy to check your progress
■Kanji Reading Check:
・ Each kanji reading is checked
・ Get both onyomi and kunyomi correct before moving on to the next kanji
・ Kana chart can be used to check your hiragana writing
・ Writing and reading skills can be tested with randomly selected kanji
・ Total of 20 kanji (10 writing, 10 reading) are tested and scored
・ Receive a medal based on your score
・ Challenge as many times as you like and score 100%
■Additional Test Function:
・ Additional exams are available to strengthen your kanji skills
・ National score ranking chart is available, and it can be filtered by: age, gender or city
・ “National average” displays national average score, number of registered users and average user age
・ “City ranking” displays average score and number of registered users by city
・ Kanji Display Order Setting: Relevance/Stroke Count/Kana Syllabary/Custom
・ Audio: On/Off
・ Clear Practice Record
・ Skip Function
・ Display Kana Guide
・ Multi-user Setting
Ratings and Reviews
I really like this app and plan to use it to learn kanji before putting it in my preferred flash card app for long term study. Also, another reviewer mentioned a bug where it freezes when you use the hiragana guide. I thought it happened too, but then I found out that if I tap on the hiragana that fulfills the answer instead of hiding the guide, it appears on the answer box and I could move on without resetting the app.
Really cool app!
This is really helping me with my kanji. I was surprised there's no English in the app though, since the description here in the app store is in English, but I suppose that isn't an issue for most customers, since the app appears to be designed for native-speakers to teach their native-speaking kids kanji. However, even if you're like me, a non-native-speaker studying Japanese on your own, the app is pretty easy to figure out, but you might want to have a machine translator or dictionary handy: you won't be able to read some things, like the settings menu (and its very complex kanji), without it.
A great app just got better
Love the new update and the addition of new sections to practice the Kanjis. The animations runs smoothly and I love that there is a reading section to test the knowledge of the Kanjis and all their readings variations.
Keep the good work, you're doing great. I hope to see this same update in all your apps.
P.S. Is level/year 6 the final app? Or will it be more? level 1 of middle school (中学)
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- GLODING INC.
- 162.3 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- 4+, Made for Ages 6–8
- © Mirai Education
- In-App Purchases
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