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Wakana Y.

16 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Wakana Y.

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I am a Japanese trainer with extensive knowledge in teaching Japanese as a second/third language.

I work closely with my students to identify their goals and objectives and develop tailored lessons for a more effective learning experience.

I believe that you will absorb more effectively when you enjoy learning and you are encouraged to learn!

I teach basic through advanced Japanese.
• Speaking, listening, reading, writing, Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji
• Conversational Japanese: casual/polite/formal
• Real-life applications to Japanese life and culture
• Nuance in Japanese
• Japanese way of thinking, trends, custom, traditional and contemporary Japanese culture

About Wakana

Hello! My name is Wakana. I am an energetic yet very patient native Japanese with many years of experience in teaching Japanese. My motto is to provide a learning experience while having fun and being encouraged to learn more. I understand how frustrated it can be when one learns a language as a

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Alex M.
I had a great session with Wakana and am excited to do more. She was very interested in why I wanted to learn Japanese and is tailoring the lessons to help me get the most out of it. She made it very interesting and fun. Recommend 10/10!
Matthew
I've seen Wakana several times over the summer in preparation for a fall class, and I'm confidant that she is more than capable of helping me through the two years of the language need for graduation. She has a strong grasp of both English and, from what I can tell, Japanese along with great interpersonal skills. I would gladly recommend Wakana to friends and family.
Adrianne K.
I had so much fun today speaking Japanese with Wakana! She is very kind and will help you if you don't know what to say. I look forward to learning more with Wakana!
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Masaki K.

24 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Marketing from California State University
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Masaki K.

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Do you want to understand your favorite anime show, movies or Japanese culture better? Do you want to learn to crack jokes in Japanese and win any crowd over? Would you like to do business in Japan and need someone who can not only teach you the language, but cultural differences and etiquette so you can win over any client?

Japanese and English are polar opposites in many ways.
Sentence structures are upside down. English is written horizontally left to right, but traditional Japanese is written vertically right to left.
Communicating can be difficult when what can be spoken directly in English has to be said in more subtle ways in Japanese, and this miscommunication can cause relationships to break down.

My passion is to help people cross cultural barriers and make new friends.
Learning a new language can build confidence and expand your mind in ways you never thought possible!

One of the signs that you have truly mastered a language is to understand the humor. I can ...

About Masaki

About me. I was born in Fukuoka, Japan and moved to the US when I was 18. I studied ESL then got a degree in marketing and worked in Real Estate and Finance for many years. I learned English from scratch when I moved to California and am now completely fluent in English, so much so that peopl

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Aimi F.

40 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Speaks Japanese
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
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Aimi F.

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Over the past five years I have taught Japanese to over 50 students from all over the world.
I am willing to teach students of all ages. Beginner to advanced speakers welcome!

About Aimi

I was born and raised in Japan. Over the past five years I have taught Japanese to over 100 students from all over the world. I am willing to teach students of all ages. Beginner to advanced speakers welcome. If you want to learn Japanese, I can teach you online. It's very easy and fun!

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Yvon R.
Aimi is so great! My 8 year old (who hates reading) ended his first lesson and said, "Mom! You can't take me out of this class!" Aimi is so helpful and easygoing. I can't wait to see what she'll teach him!
Athena F.
Amy is so great! My daughter looks forward to her lesson every week!
Darlene D.
We just signed up for additional lessons with Aimi. My granddaughter was reluctant to take online lessons. Aimi's teaching style and personality were the winning ticket. She is enthusiastic, her lessons are well organized, and she couldn't be nicer. Nicole looks forward to her lessons with Aimi, and we're so grateful and happy to have chosen her. Thank you!
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Chie B.

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Starting at $42
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2021
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Chie B.

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I am actually a speech therapist. With 20 years since graduation under my belt, I am a pretty experienced therapist. My experience includes hours upon hours of children and adults. My reason for going with Take Lessons is that there are some people who want to learn conversational Japanese but don't qualify for "therapy" per se, because they do not live in an environment where Japanese is regularly spoken.

I am a native speaker, and I am fluent in English. I received all of my professional training in English. Might I say I function well in both languages, speaking, reading and writing. My desired focus is accent modification, targeting intermediate and advanced non-native speakers to bring their speech closer to native speech.

I am from Yokohama area. My Japanese can reflect mild regional flavor, but generally smack within standard Japanese.

About Chie

With the recent surge in popularity with all things to do with Japan, speaking the language like a native is an enviable skill. Many an excellent teachers abound, but I think my unique set of skills may offer an edge to those who want to learn to sound closer to a native speaker. I am a certified Sp

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Chiaki K.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Medical interpreter from Medical interpretation training
  • Teaching since 2010
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Chiaki K.

11 Reviews
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Hello! How is your learning going so far?

Since you are looking at my page, I’m guessing that you are looking for a teacher who can help you! If you are trying to learn how to speak Japanese, it's your lucky day!



In my lesson, we will be talking a lot!


Are you a shy person or a beginner? Don't worry! I will help you!


I believe that talking is the most effective and fastest way to learn a new language.
When I was in school, I was so bad at studying, but when I put myself in another country and forced myself only to speak English and not make any Japanese friends, my English skills improved in such a short amount of time.


I would like to use my effective learning experience to teach here.



Kids don't learn their native language by studying; they learn naturally by listening and speaking.


So we will be talking lots during our lessons. Of course, I do not expect you to speak perfect Japanese! I know that you will make lots of mistakes; we will have a safe learning ...

About Chiaki

I'm Chiaki! I was born and grew up in Japan. 
I think you will be surprised to see how happy and positive I am during our lessons. 
I am not trying to overreact or anything, but I get super happy when you do well because I think of my students as my learning partners. When you do well or

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“Chiaki Extraordinary Japanese Teacher I Ever seen!”
Jacques
She was supportive, showed interest in my goals, and was extremely encouraging.
Jun
I 100% recommend a chiaki as an instructor, she is great and makes learning Japanese fun,
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Yoshifumi O.

199 Reviews
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Starting at $29
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Yoshifumi O.

199 Reviews
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🇯🇵 Sale price Now!🇯🇵 初めまして!🎌👇Please check out my students testimonials(Photos&Videos)👇🎍'll create customized classes for you. I'll teach you to SPEAK the language. Lessons are dynamic, fun and give you confidence, incorporating things you like: Japanese Newspaper, Anime, J-POP Music,Movies, current events, and much more. #Student Age15to 75👩👨

I was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. I have over 28years of teaching Japanese Language experience at my own school in Davie FL that . I have many students from beginner to advanced level. Especially If you like Anime and Japanese movies I am perfect for you.

One-on-one, small groups, company-wide programs, online, in person.

About Yoshifumi

初めまして😊Native Japanese speaker with Education business background, love to teach kids too! Hi. I'm Yoshifumi, born and raised in Tokyo Japan through university graduate education. I have Japanese Language teacher experience in Japan and the USA for 33years. Currently, I live in F

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Kent
Love that Sensei Yoshifumi is patient, yet rigorous. I've learned so much in just two lessons already because he focuses on the language, correct pronunciation, and encourages integration and practice through daily use.
T.F
My son took Japanese lessons with Professor Yoshi for three years. He learned not only the Japanese language but learned about Japanese culture as well. He thoroughly enjoyed his lessons. Professor was flexible and made learning fun. He remains my son's all time favorite teacher.
Kim
Lessons are going great! Very helpful and made sure to know what I was already familiar with! Thank you very much, Yoshi sensei!

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The average cost of 60-minute Japanese lessons in Phoenix is $97. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $64 and $130 per hour.
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"I have been studying with Oyamada Sensei's online Japanese class a little over 10 months now, Oyamada Sensei is great and does a fantastic job If you need a native speaker and the best teacher Highly recommended."
Jack H
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"I have had 2 Japanese teachers before Yoshi and I can actually understand what he is talking about! It takes me a while to learn things but how Yoshi breaks things down it feels like I'm keeping up a good pace which definitely boosts my confidence.  Yoshi is the perfect teacher for you! I can't recommend him enough.とても感謝しています。"
Andy
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Always Good class Thank you."
Ross
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Yoshi is nice and friendly. Though I had only one class
with him , I could tell Sensei is a very experienced Japanese teacher. I feel very lucky having his classes."
Ray.M
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Super friendly. and detailed in teaching everything so you understand just as a native Japanese speaker would understand. ありがとう先生。"
Victoria
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"My son loves his lessons!"
Syoko
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Lessons are going great! Very helpful and made sure to know what I was already familiar with! Thank you very much, Yoshi sensei!"
Kim
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Yoshifumi sensei help me greatly in Japanese conversation. He is patient and adapt his teaching very well. I am getting better at his contact. A lesson with Yoshifumi Sensei is an occasion that I never miss."
Ariel
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"My son was very happy with Mona's personality and engagement"
Caeden
Took Japanese lessons from Mona S.
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"Hikaru is down to earth, conversational and a great teacher. I have already learned so much from her. I can't say enough good things about her. If you make time to study on your own, in conjunction with her lessons you'll be picking up the language in no time at all!"
Greg
Took Japanese lessons from Hikaru I.
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