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Popular Japanese Teachers in Los Angeles, CA

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Masaki K.

(3)
Culver City, CA
Starting at $30
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  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaching since 2013
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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 peop

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October 23, 2019
Tyler M.
September 4, 2019
Timothy
Masaki fosters a learning environment where he takes all of the hard work of learning a new language transforms it into fun. He has a bright personality, and the ability to not only translate the language, but the language in the context of the culture. He doesn't just teach you to speak Japanese, but how to be Japanese!

Talking to Masaki you would never know that English was not one of his native languages... I'm still shocked that he didn't begin learning until he was already an adult!

If you are wanting to learn Japanese, or if you are Japanese and you want to become as a native English speaker, you have found your guy!
August 24, 2019
Kat M.
It's hard to believe Masaki could become so fluent at a second language when he only started learning at the age of 18. It makes him a great teacher for adults because he himself started a second language as an adult.

His teaching style is so fun and so tailored to each student I highly recommend him as a language teacher, both in Japanese and English!
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Jessie N.

(4)
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $30
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Teaching Locations:
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  • MA, Intercultural communication from Kobe University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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I am a native Japanese speaker with a Japanese teaching credential. All ages and levels are welcomed! Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. I am also qualified to tutor graduate students (Master’s and PhD) doing their thesis.
I believe when we learn other languages, it is important to learn their culture, history, etc. for better understanding. I’ve learned Japanese drums, how to wear Kimono, Tea and flower ceremonies so that we can explore Japanese culture more than just learning the language!

About Jessie

I am a native Japanese speaker with a Japanese teaching credential. All ages and levels are welcomed! Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. I am also qualified to tutor graduate students (Master’s and PhD) doing their thesis.  I believe when we learn other language

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October 10, 2019
Jack
I have only had a few lessons with Jessie, but I have learned more in just a few weeks than I ever thought was possible! Jessie makes everything fun and easy to understand, and I find the language and culture so fascinating. I could not recommend Jessie enough!!
June 6, 2019
Nick P.
Very sweet and makes lessons easy to understand.
May 19, 2019
Tucker
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Rosita R.

(301)
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $30
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Background Checked
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Japanese
  • Awarded 3rd Soprano in Western Mass from Westfield City
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Rosita R.

Los Angeles, CA

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Private Japanese Teacher

Learning Japanese? As being a composer for short Anime films and having a Japanese background, I have worked with Japanese companies for many years and trained employees of different companies in not only speaking Japanese but also the business culture. But that is not all my classes are for everybody for those planning a trip to Japan. What's special of my classes is that we learn to have a conversation for different situations every week. You will start talking after your first class! CHECK OUT MY VIDEOS HERE ON TL FOR JAPANESE TIPS!

About Rosita

I have been singing and studying voice for over 23 years since I was a child! I hold a Bachelors from Musicians Institute and other accomplished degrees from American Musical Dramatic Academy to conclude my quest for vocal excellence and the ability to sing in multiple languages ( English, Spanish,

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October 11, 2019
Steven B.
September 11, 2019
Brittany
I would absolutely recommend Rosita because I think she has the bestSpanish course for medical Spanish. It’s everything that you need without having to go through a bunch of unrelated Spanish vocabulary. I don’t really need to know how to order a meal, I want to find out how I can help my patient. I need to be able to communicate with my patients and understand what they’re saying back. It’s nice to have something so perfect for our profession. And I think that it’s also nice because it’s an interactive lesson. The training course is pretty easily accessible and you can go back and look up lessons and refresh what you need to look at.
September 7, 2019
Klorissa L.

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Kyoko B.

(3)
Japanese
Starting at $25
Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio
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Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio
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  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2004
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Online Japanese Teacher

こんにちは! I'm a native speaker if Japanese. I've been tutoring Japanese for 10+ years in Japan and the U.S. I love talking about cultures, traveling, hobby, etc. I'd love to hear what your goals are and customize my lessons. :) Let's get started!

About Kyoko

My name is Kyoko. I am a native speaker of Japanese, born and raised in Japan. (As you might guess, my name came from the beautiful city of Kyoto.) When I was in college in Osaka, Japan, I started helping a lot of exchange students with their Japanese. Since then, teaching Japanese has been my

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September 25, 2019
Hartley
Wow, I want to give ***** 6 Stars! If you are wanting to learn Japanese, then Kyoko is the perfect teacher that anyone could ask for!
I felt embarrassed to seek help to learn Japanese, because after many years of living in Tokyo for my work, I only knew a few small communicating words here and there... arigato, genki etc... and the writing, well that was 'impossible' to read for me!!
Kyoko was very understanding and made me feel completely comfortable about learning the Japanese language from the beginning. At almost 40 years old and trying to push my brain into learning something new, this was challenging and made me nervous at times. But Kyoko is an amazing teacher and when I finished a lesson with her, I was so proud with what I had accomplished and she made me feel empowered and more driven. I can now understand words in hirigana!! It is amazing to me.
I thank Kyoko so much for her help and support with the lessons we had together :) I will do my best.
June 20, 2019
Annie W.
Good instructor
May 15, 2019
Chad
Kyoko has been an amazing Japanese teacher to my 8 year old daughter. Her lessons are customized to what the student wants or needs to learn. Most importantly she listens and gives great advice for improving your skills. Kyoko is a great teacher who truly cares about your progress. I’ve tried other teachers and my daughter and me like Kyoko the best by far. So much so, she has been my daughter’s teacher for over 3 years.

Kyoko is extremely knowledgeable and is authentically Japanese born and raised in Japan but has lived in the U.S. for awhile now and is natively fluent in English for parents who may not understand Japanese. Her communication and timeliness are amazing! I’d recommend her to any of my friends and family - and have.
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Jordan P.

(1)
Japanese
Starting at $15
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio
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  • Background Checked
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches students 13 and up
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Jordan P.

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Online Japanese Teacher

For my lessons we will craft a learning experience based around your interests and hobbies as well as your learning style, and integrate them with the language for maximum immersion and continued interest in the language and learning process.

About Jordan

Hello, my name is Jordan, I have studied Japanese for several years discovering many methods to improving and learning languages and would like to share the knowledge I've gained on my journey with others to help them fulfill their dreams in a fulfilling way. I strongly believe in personal learning

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October 25, 2019
Ryon K.
First lesson with Mr Park was really good. I have never used an online tutor before so I didn’t know what to expect. He did very well in assessing my current level and pushing thru material. Even limited self study he still covered things that I didn’t know that was pertinent to the language and I appreciate the way he explains things. The language is not a 1-1 and Mr Park did well in explaining how it converts over.
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Junki M.

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Japanese
Starting at $34
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Background Checked
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Online Japanese Teacher

I am a native Japanese speaker.
My lesson is focused on Japanese conversation.
I can help your writing Japanese as well.
I have been in the US for three years so my English skill is conversational.

If you want to visit Japan or learn/work in Japan,
If you are interested in Japanese pop culture, Animation or Manga,
I will help you and we will have a great lesson

About Junki

はじめまして。 I have been lived in Japan for 28 years. I am familiar with Japanese pop cultures, such as Manga and Anime. If you need special help, feel free contact me. I'll deal with the issue. Recommend Student Level: intermediate- If you love Japanese cultures and want to learn Japanese conv

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Average Cost of Japanese Lessons in Los Angeles, CA

The average cost of 60-minute Japanese lessons in Los Angeles is $71. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $25 and $167 per hour.
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$44 average
45 min
$57 average
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"She is a great teacher! She explains everything thoroughly and is very patient! I definitely recommend her! I have had an online teacher before but I think Sunho is a better fit for me!"
- Angelina
Took Japanese lessons from Sunho K.
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"I am feeling more confident about my studies, thanks to my teacher.
先生ありがとうございます。授業を受ける度、どんどん自信がついてきています。"
- Almond
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Mr Oyamada is an awesome instructor. He's attentive, knowledgeable, and always ready to answer any questions I have. I look forward to my classes with him every week! :)"
- Sunnie
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Extremely clear, helpful, and offered plentiful positive reinforcement. Rie is certainly delightful."
- Dolph
Took Japanese lessons from Rie T.
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"The lesson went very well. Aimi is very interactive.
The only small problem was the distraction created by a presrnce of 8 months baby crawling and making sounds."
- Nastasya
Took Japanese lessons from Aimi F.
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"Because of her background growing up in both Japan and the States, Alisa has an amazing ability to explain even a complex language like Japanese in a way that is easily understandable for English speakers, and making the challenge really fun in the process!"
- Michael
Took Japanese lessons from Alisa Y.
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"Sunho i very nice i like how she does visual lessons it helps me better understand overall a great teacher"
- Gavin
Took Japanese lessons from Sunho K.
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"Sunho is a very responsible and professional teacher.
My teenager daughter really shows progress!"
- Nastasya
Took Japanese lessons from Sunho K.
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"Just had my first lesson today and had so much fun! I can't wait to take more lessons! Yuko is very nice and I'm glad I have her as a teacher."
- Adrianne
Took Japanese lessons from Yuko K.
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"Would 100% reccomend Aimi せんせい to any student looking to learn everything from conversational phrases/basics to someone looking to becoming fluent in the language.

Having almost no experience with the language, within the first 5 weeks of learning from Aimi せんせい, I have made tremendous strides in learning Japanese, so much so that I've decided to continue taking lessons beyond the first 5.

During each lesson, in addition to having a well structured learning plan, Aimi is amazing at explaining the cultural origins or words/phrases as well as some of the more nuanced aspects of the language. In addition to this, she also is very responsive over text, and is able to answer any questions I might have throughout the week (outside of lessons).

Lastly, I think the best part of these lessons are that they are fun, instant feedback and learning goals oriented, and that she changes the lesson/matches the pace the student is trying to/learning at.

ありがとうございました, せんせい!"
- Tarush
Took Japanese lessons from Aimi F.
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Learn Japanese in the City of Angels

By Aya O. – Los Angeles Japanese Teacher

Konnichiwa, my name is Aya O. and I teach Japanese lessons in Los Angeles. I am originally from Kyoto, and I also lived in Tokyo for 10 years. When I teach my students Japanese, I like to emphasize grammar and pronunciation, but I also love to introduce my students to Japanese culture. It’s an absolute pleasure to teach my students my native language.

Learning a foreign language is a wonderful life experience. When you travel and are able to converse in the native language, it’s not only impressive to the locals, but it also makes for a more rich and meaningful journey. English is my second language, so I understand the challenges of learning a foreign language, and I think this helps me relate to my students. Once I learned to speak English, my world changed; I had a new appreciation for different cultures, and I was able to make friends from all over the world. I would love for you to have this same life-changing experience, and I’m here to support you in your language-learning endeavors.

Los Angeles is a wonderful place to start your Japanese journey. LA is a big place with lots of Japanese-speaking people, so there are a lot of great opportunities to practice speaking Japanese and experience the Japanese culture. There are several Japanese grocery stores like Mitsuwa, Nijiya and Marukai. These stores have Japanese-imported foods as well as your daily necessities, but they’re also great places to find out about local events. Be sure to check the bulletin boards for up-to-date information about Japanese cultural centers, festivals, and upcoming events.

Little Tokyo in downtown LA, is a great place for anyone taking Japanese lessons. There are Japanese markets, restaurants, stores, and events. Plus, one of the best and most fun ways to learn Japanese is through karaoke. If you haven’t experienced real Japanese karaoke, you’re in for an unforgettable experience and a wonderful learning opportunity. Don’t be shy; if you can’t sing or are insecure about your pronunciation, Japanese karaoke venues have private rooms for small groups. This is a great way to practice your Japanese and learn new words. There are some great karaoke places in Little Tokyo, but if you want to get outside of the city, check out Max Karaoke Studio in Torrance.

I’m very excited for you to take Japanese lessons in Los Angeles, because it’s such a wonderful place to learn the language and experience the culture. Good luck, study hard, and have fun!

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