Learning Japanese is a mental game that thrives on challenge and reward. Jalup doesn’t just plop a fun game on top of the language. It engages the brain’s natural urge to solve problems by making learning the language itself the game.
No spoon fed translations. No “choose your answer.” No repetitive memorization. No more boredom disguised as excitement.
Jalup is the ultimate puzzle game. You learn one new sentence with one new word, each building off of the previous sentences and words. The only information clue you are provided with to understand and solve the current sentence puzzle is the new word and your previous, growing knowledge. You alone must arrange all the pieces in your head to make sense of the 9,000+ puzzles.
Each sentence puzzle challenges you with just the right amount of difficulty you need. Each puzzle solved rewards you with confidence and excitement. The sentences get harder, your satisfaction grows, and you’re addicted to a game app that is actually good for you.
Learning a language is mentally, physically and emotionally tolling. Jalup will be there for you from beginning to end, every single step of the way.
Minor improvements, card link fixes, and that glaring typo on JB11 is now gone!
Ratings and Reviews
One of my favorite Japanese resources
Although the content might be expensive for some, it is evident the amount of care and attention that went into creating the flash card decks: n+1 approach, card linking for every part of a sentence, native audio, learning concepts in the context of full sentences, Japanese-Japanese after the beginner deck. Each one is a textbook in and of itself. I have trouble staying consistent with studying from textbooks, so the flash card decks are perfect for me. The developer is also very responsive and is open to making improvements to the app based on user feedback!
Learning Made Natural
Learning a foreign language isn’t easy. Learning Japanese certainly isn’t. With Japanese Level Up you go one step at a time in a long, but purposeful journey, to learn the language.
Having the high quality native spoken audio as part of the learning process means your listening skills get a workout, which is something often left behind in flash card driven learning.
JALUP has existed for a long time and in many forms. ANKI cards, a web app, and now iOS. I’ve used each and this is the most superior version. Being able to hear the audio, reference individual pieces of grammar or vocabulary from any card with a single tap, all while offline - it can’t be beat.
I highly recommend JALUP to anyone who is learning or considering learning Japanese. It may look expensive upfront, but it is well designed and worth the investment.
It’s Japanese time!
This app is easy to use and more importantly really works. It doesn’t get you to just conversational, or even intermediate. It takes you all the way to the finish line.
- Japanese Level Up LLC
- 102 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2018 Japanese Level Up LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Jalup Maximum $249.99
- Jalup Beginner $99.99
- Jalup Kana $9.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.