IMMERSE YOURSELF IN STORY WITH DAZAI OSAMU AND ENJOY THE BEAUTY OF JAPANESE LITERATURE

Using A Bespoke Curriculum Designed Especially For Readers And Serious Learners Of Japanese

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WHAT IS MAPLOPO SCHOOLHOUSE?

MAPLOPO SCHOOLHOUSE is for literature lovers and intermediate to advanced learners of the Japanese language. It’s the place to go when you want to strengthen your Japanese through the power of story.

You’ll gain access to the language on a deeper level, avoid getting stuck on tricky grammar, and streamline your learning of relevant vocabulary… all with the translators at Team Maplopo right there beside you.

At Maplopo Schoolhouse you get personalized training that walks you through a short story from start to finish so you can get the most out of the writing, and get the most out of your language learning.

If you’ve had trouble finishing a book written in Japanese, or you’ve finished, but felt as though you were still missing something, Maplopo Schoolhouse will close that gap for you.
 
We do this by sharing with you the very same tools and processes we use at Maplopo to translate Japan’s literary masters into English for a worldwide audience.

In SEASON ONE, we walk you through Dazai’s Daffodil paragraph by paragraph pulling apart the grammar and the nuance so you can enjoy the story from day one. With the help of:

✅ Proven study tools, and an immersive project-based approach to advancing your Japanese…

✅ A short story framework you can get through with confidence…

✅ And a modern curriculum built to stimulate your curiosity, enhance the learning you’ve already done, and allow you to build scaffolding around the course so you can keep going with longer, and even more advanced reading.

Beginning with your very first day in the Maplopo Schoolhouse family, we want you to feel comfortable learning, and we want you to have fun along the way. Reading is already one of the most enjoyable things you do. We want to ensure you feel the same way about reading in Japanese as well.

You can do this. Ready to read more Japanese?

Welcome to…

Maplopo Schoolhouse

**See below to learn how it works in detail, but here’s a snapshot:

 

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Summer Registration Closes May 31st!

Maplopo Schoolhouse BETA

30-DAY, $30 TRIAL

Then, if you enjoy your first month with us, stick around for the FULL Summer cohort and advance your Japanese for a single payment of only $320.

WHERE YOU’LL GET:

—all the video lessons
—hundreds of native pronunciation audio files
—the custom Anki decks
—the complete vocabulary Airtable set with professional native pronunciation in both English and Japanese
—MarginNote3 (Mac Only) (and ALL the mind maps)
—all the pacing and structure worksheets
—a copy of the fully translated story when it’s complete

AND your discount on SEASON TWO when you sign up today.

The cohort class works together learning the modules in one month segments—just like in a classroom setting. There really is nothing like Maplopo Schoolhouse if you want to sink yourself into Dazai and strengthen your Japanese.

Maplopo Schoolhouse isn’t for everyone, but it might just be for you. Join us before JUNE 1st and find out for yourself.

Our guarantee: We believe in our work. And our students love the program. But, if you find Maplopo Schoolhouse isn’t right for you, cancel and keep the Section One Anki deck (845 cards w/native pronunciation), the Section One native pronunciation sound library, and ALL the study worksheets, videos, and audio quizzes through episode 17 (Paragraphs 1—4) as our gift for giving us a try.

What have you got to lose? We look forward to seeing you June 1st!

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 MAPLOPO SCHOOLHOUSE IS A NEW WAY TO ADVANCE YOUR JAPANESE

 

When you’re inside the Thinkific learning platform, you get:

—Mind maps you can edit using an Apple Pencil.

—Custom Daffodil Anki decks.

—Native-speaker pronunciation downloads (all professionally recorded by Reiko).

—Hundreds of grammar videos.

—The Daffodil workbook with in-depth nuanced explanations, and sentence examples so you can test your skills along the way.

—Unique audio quizzes that will help solidify your understanding as you move through the cohort with us.

—Community support to keep you  informed, and moving forward! We’re in there as well, and hold regular “office hours!”

—A complimentary copy of the printed translation of the story.

—A certificate of completion.

—AND (!) a discount on Season Two.

 

We’re SUPER PROUD of how this is coming together.

Summer Registration Closes May 31st!

Maplopo Schoolhouse BETA

30-DAY, $30 TRIAL

Then, if you enjoy your first month with us, stick around for the FULL Summer cohort and advance your Japanese for a single payment of only $320.

WHERE YOU’LL GET:

—all the video lessons
—hundreds of native pronunciation audio files
—the custom Anki decks
—the complete vocabulary Airtable set with professional native pronunciation in both English and Japanese
—MarginNote3 (Mac Only) (and ALL the mind maps)
—all the pacing and structure worksheets
—a copy of the fully translated story when it’s complete

AND your discount on SEASON TWO when you sign up today.

The cohort class works together learning the modules in one month segments—just like in a classroom setting. There really is nothing like Maplopo Schoolhouse if you want to sink yourself into Dazai and strengthen your Japanese.

Maplopo Schoolhouse isn’t for everyone, but it might just be for you. Join us before JUNE 1st and find out for yourself.

Our guarantee: We believe in our work. And our students love the program. But, if you find Maplopo Schoolhouse isn’t right for you, cancel and keep the Section One Anki deck (845 cards w/native pronunciation), the Section One native pronunciation sound library, and ALL the study worksheets, videos, and audio quizzes through episode 17 (Paragraphs 1—4) as our gift for giving us a try.

What have you got to lose? We look forward to seeing you June 1st!

Almost An Entire Year of College-Caliber Training Is Built Inside The Schoolhouse

These are the same tools and processes we’ve used to translate short stories by Dazai Osamu, Nakajima Atsushi, and Sakaguchi Ango…

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Your Instructors

Bringing the very best writing from Japan to you is what we live for. And since 2018, we’ve translated and published a number of works by some of Japan’s most storied writers.

Last year we thought… why not walk readers through a story we translate into English, and teach Japanese along the way? It was a bit of a crazy idea, but with our professional and educational backgrounds being suited to it we figured… why not?

So, in April 2022 we opened Maplopo Schoolhouse in private beta to our mailing list. Results were positive, and the May cohort is successfully underway.

In June we’ll be running our second cohort. We may do one more before the year is out… that one is tentatively scheduled for August or September.

(At this time, though, we don’t have plans to run cohorts monthly given the amount of interaction we’ll have personally within the group. That may change in the future, but that’s the idea for now.)

SEASON ONE of Maplopo Schoolhouse is Daffodil from Osamu Dazai. It’s a wonderfully dramatic story, and Dazai is a wonderful teacher!

So, if you’re wanting to strengthen your Japanese, we can think of no better way than to study, in a sense, with Japan’s true master storytellers. And… well, us too.

Thanks for reading… we look forward to reading more with you inside the Schoolhouse.

Doc and Reiko
Team Maplopo
Kobe, Japan
May 10, 2022

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Everything You’ll Need

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Custom Anki Deck

A custom Anki flashcard deck you can use to study the Japanese vocabulary in Dazai’s story. (The first section of the story already has 845 cards!) When the story is complete, there will likely be over a thousand cards in all. Cards with audio are professionally voiced by Reiko in Japanese.

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Audio Downloads

All the vocabulary in the story is recorded as individual audio files so you can carry the audio with you on your mobile device, or in any other way you prefer to learn. Both English and Japanese recordings are available so you can listen to both with ease.

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MarginNote 3

The entire mind map for Dazai’s 水仙 is created using the incredibly versatile MarginNote 3 (Mac Only). Maplopo Schoolhouse members receive their own complimentary copy of the software once enrolled (a $16.00 value). MarginNote is an especially amazing tool if you have an Apple Pencil as you can practice your writing DIRECTLY within your notes!

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Daffodil Airtable Database

Every vocabulary word in the story along with English and Japanese audio recordings voiced by Doc and Reiko, are also available to you in a custom Daffodil Airtable so you can study using whichever method you prefer… database and Anki deck, or just using the database. It’s a quick and easy way to access the full library of vocabulary content… everything is at your fingertips with the Airtable.

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Premium Video Lessons and Quizzes

Learn with us as we walk you through important grammar spotlights using our friendly videos hosted exclusively on the Thinkific course platform. Learn from Dazai’s unique style, learn how these elements function in writing and in speech, and deepen your learning of Japanese on the whole.

Video lessons for paragraph one through five are included for free on YouTube, but after the fifth paragraph, only scant lessons will be available online. We estimate the full course will have about 200-300 videos in all. You also get quizzes at the close of each learning module learners to test your knowledge of not only Japanese vocabulary and kanji, but your reading comprehension along the way… vocabulary, grammar, and TONS of example sentences to really make that learning STICK.

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The Daffodil Workbook

SEASON One comes with downloadable PDFs of drills and vocabulary so you can test your knowledge outside the Thinkific course platform. Take the workbook PDFs with you so you can study on-the-go! Once workbook lesson for each video module means you end up with hundreds of lessons to cement your learning.

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Discord Server

Yep. Maplopo Schoolhouse also has a Discord Server. Meet other Maplopers going through the same material as you. Ask questions… celebrate wins… and enjoy the book with the community. We also hold “office hours” to help you even more.

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Registration for the June 1st cohort closes at 11:59 PDT May 31, 2022.

And, since this is basically a year-long course, we’ll likely be raising the price even more at some point so it’s in line with a typical college course of this caliber. The expected date of the third cohort is either August or September. So, if you want to get a head start on your studying this summer, now is the time to get in.

If you’re a reader, serious about working your rear-end off to deepen your understanding of Japanese, AND want as close as you’re gonna get to one-on-one tutoring without spending thousands a year for a personal tutor to come sit with you, we welcome you kick things around with us in the public beta cohort.

 

If we’ve answered all your questions…

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After making your payment, you’ll receive an email from us within 24 hours welcoming you to Maplopo Schoolhouse. We kick things off June 1st, so you have a little bit of time to relax before things really get started. If you do not hear from us, please email us at: maplopo@maplopo.com