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Yuriko I.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks JAPANESE
  • English from Kyoto, Japan
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Yuriko I.

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Experienced JAPANESE teacher since 2007, available for students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while building a strong foundation to further develop proficiency in Japanese. Each class is custom made to your own level and needs.

Text book used: Genki, Minnano Nihongo, Japanese for busy people, JLPT preparation books, or your own text book.

Classes are taught online primarily using SKYPE.

About Yuriko

Hi, my name is Yuriko Kon nichi wa. Genki? I was born and raised in Japan. I can teach from beginner to intermediate in Japanese. I have many hours of experience teaching Japanese to any ages, kids to adults, private, group or home-schooling -- whoever wants to learn Japanese (writing, reading,

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Yuriko is very knowledgeable, friendly and patient. I've been studying Japanese on my own for about a month and decided I wanted an instructor to help me. I was very nervous to speak Japanese in front of her as my studies have left me reading about grammar and vocabulary, not necessarily saying much of it out loud, but she quickly calmed me with her reassuring nature. She provided me with a lot of insight on the use cases for many words/phrases, as well as Japanese culture. I left my first lesson feeling confident and ready for more!

I'd highly recommend Yuriko to anyone wanting a Japanese language instructor! She's the best!
Sandi T.
My daughter is absolutely LOVING her lessons with Yuriko. We travel often and it is wonderful that my daughter is able to continue her lessons, where ever we are.
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Teonna H.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $42
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Music Industry from Purdue Fort Wayne
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Teonna H.

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Hello, I go by T! If you’re looking for someone who can teach you the basics, help you pass the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), or learn more about Japan’s interesting culture, I’m here for you!
I’ve been studying Japanese for seven years as of 2021, was an exchange student in Japan in 2018, and volunteered to teach native Japanese students at a local college.
I teach basics, content from the two lowest levels of the JLPT: N4 and N5, and some content from JLPT N3.

About Teonna

Hi, I’m T! I l’ve been studying Japanese for seven years as of 2021 and lived in Japan as an exchange student in 2018! I'm currently a freshmen college student as of 2021. I love teaching other people about the japanese culture and what youth people today are doing in Japan. I'm skilled at teach

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She’s a good instructor with clear explanations. Easy to follow and understand.
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Mika R.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 14 and up
  • Teaching since 2021
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Mika R.

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My approach is to teach practical Japanese rather than” text book” Japanese, and I teach teenage and adult learners from beginner to intermediate level. I will be using text books/materials for grammatical study, but the main focus will be natural speaking skills. That way you will be ready to use your Japanese whenever you visit Japan, watch Japanese anime/manga or talk to Japanese people. Therefore, my lessons will be more conversational and there will be a lot of interactions.

The reason for valuing and focusing on "practical" skills is that although I was born and grew up in Japan, I have spent half of my life in other countries. And, since I have lived so long in non-Japanese speaking countries, I sincerely understand how hard it is to learn and communicate in a foreign language. So gaining and improving useful and practical language skills are very important for me.

About Mika

Hello everyone, I am Mika, and I’m a native Japanese speaker. Although I was born and grew up in Japan, I have spent half of my life in other countries. Since I have lived so long in non-Japanese speaking countries, I sincerely understand how hard it is to learn and communicate in a foreign lan

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Mika is a fantastic teacher. By the end of the first lesson, I was already understanding and constructing simple sentences and conversing in Japanese. She is a very patient and encouraging teacher, and very good at explaining how the language works. I highly recommend her!
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Matthew H.

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Starting at $34
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Matthew H.

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Maybe I'm a bit like you. I was interested in Japanese as a high school student, but had no one to explain it to me. I studied the langage in college, lived in Japan for several years, and now teach the language at the high school level. I also work as a translator on the side. I have a 95% JLPT N1 pass (advanced ability) and am certified to teach Japanese in high school.

About Matthew

I have been a high school and college English and Japanese instructor for 15 years! I'm not the prettiest teacher in the world, but I am patient and I like to get work done!

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Chie B.

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Starting at $42
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Asuka U.

61 Reviews
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Starting at $65
  • Speaks French(Intermediate), Japanese, English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Voice performance, music theory and piano from Queens college, University of North Texas
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Asuka U.

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Become comfortable with daily conversational Japanese. I also offer music lesson in Japanese.

About Asuka

“Her exceptional talent will continue to open many doors of opportunity for her in NYC where she continues to thrive as an excellent artist. Subsequently, she is a valuable contribution the opera industry.” The Metropolitan Opera Guild ​“Combination of the Ms. Uchida’s stunning presence

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Thank you for everything and i will love to hear the song right now.
Brooke Fulton
My daughter has loved working with Asuka. As a complete beginner, Asuka made her feel comfortable and confident. She sings every day now and is enjoying sharing the song they've been working on with our family. I would highly recommend Asuka.

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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 $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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"It was my 2nd lesson with Yoshi. He's really friendly and quite helpful."
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Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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Took Japanese lessons from Sunho K.
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"I've been taking Japanese lessons now for a few months from Aimi. She is friendly, patient, and interested in what you want to learn. Because I have plans to travel to Japan, she has focused her efforts on educating me on what phrases would be helpful as well as ensuring i know key customs.
I've loved every minute."
Mary
Took Japanese lessons from Aimi F.
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Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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Took Japanese lessons from Rosita R.
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"I just had my first lesson with Sensei Yoshi Oyamada. He was very efficient with the time we had, and he had a very good structure for the lesson. I'm looking forward to continuing."
Ben
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"First lesson was great! Valentina really enjoyed it and is very excited about learning Japanese! Thank you :)"
Valentina
Took Japanese lessons from Mona S.
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"Highly recommend his Japanese Language class."
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Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"I’ve been learning Japanese with Maya for months now. She is so fun to study with, and her teaching is easy to follow. I totally recommend her!"
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Japanese Lessons in Los Angeles, CA

There are so many fascinating aspects of Japanese culture, from the famous ukiyo-e paintings to the beautifully handcrafted cuisine. Whether you’re learning about the Japanese temples or setting your sights on the region’s beautiful cherry blossom trees, it’s easy to become captivated by this incredible country. So why not take a whirl at learning the Japanese language while you’re at it?

If you’re interested in learning how to read, write, and speak in Japanese, then you’ve come to the right place. Here at TakeLessons, we offer a variety of Japanese lessons for kids and adults in Los Angeles, CA. Our Japanese tutors work with beginner, intermediate, and advanced students of all ages to help them work toward mastering this language. Sign up with us today to find Japanese classes

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Why Should I Learn Japanese?

If you plan to travel to Japan, understanding the local language can be a big help. Whether you want to ask for directions around Tokyo, strike up a conversation with a local, or read the sushi menu, you’re going to want to know a bit of Japanese. Even if you aren’t fluent before your travels, putting the effort in to greet others or thank them in Japanese can go a long way.

You don’t have to have a trip to Japan booked to learn this language, though. Not only can learning this language help you better understand the culture, but it can also benefit your cognitive skills and abilities. After all, many studies suggest that learning a second language can improve your memory and enhance your concentration. Some have even found that it can boost your creativity! To top it all off, learning a new language can be a fun, challenging, and rewarding experience. With so many benefits, it’s no wonder so many students are signing up for Japanese language classes.

Why Should I Take Japanese Classes?

Learning a language on your own can sometimes feel like an overwhelming endeavor, but that’s where our tutors come into play. Here at TakeLessons, we offer private Japanese lessons in Los Angeles, CA, in which you receive one-on-one instruction from a certified Japanese tutor.

What does this mean for you? It means that you will have your tutor’s undivided attention, so you can work toward your Japanese goals together. Your tutor will create a game plan, providing lessons and exercises to help you improve your Japanese. Whether you want to work on writing Japanese characters or having conversations in Japanese, your tutor will be entirely dedicated to your progress and success.

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Ready to sign up for Japanese lessons for beginners in Los Angeles, CA? We’re ready when you are! Start your journey by searching through our inventory of certified Japanese tutors in your area. You can review each tutor’s background and expertise and check out reviews from past students. And the best part? You choose in-person or online sessions. Join today, and you’ll be reading, writing, and speaking Japanese before you know it.

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