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Miku A.

Fullerton, CA
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Chinese, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2014
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Miku A.

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I am a native Japanese & Chinese speaker and a resident in the United States. I am trilingual in Japanese, Chinese and English for written and verbal, so I could teach all three of the languages! I have been in the United States for 8 years with fluent English level, so communication will not be a problem with me:) I graduated from Pepperdine University as an International Business Major, and I have a year of tutoring experience at the non-profit organization. I am an outgoing and friendly person, so I will make my class unique with a friendly atmosphere! Please send me a message with your language level if you are interested in my lesson!

About Miku

I am a native Japanese & Chinese speaker and a resident in the United States. I am trilingual in Japanese, Chinese and English for written and verbal, so I could teach all three of the languages! I have been in the United States for 8 years with fluent English level, so communication will not be a

Akira K.

5 Reviews
North Hollywood, CA
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Bachelor of European Literature from Waseda University Tokyo
  • Awarded Human Relation Award from Musicians Institute of Technology
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Akira K.

5 Reviews
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I will listen to you as carefully as possible to make the lesson meaningful. What are you interested in about Japan? History, travel, movie, music, anime, traditional entertainment, food or else? Think of learning not Japanese, but what you love through Japanese because what you love motivates you for learning the most.

One of my typical lesson styles is a situational dialogue. Let's have fun.

I teach at my place or a coffee shop if you would like to, or online.

About Akira

First of all, I teach my lesson at a coffee shop or my studio for being in person, or a remote lesson online is available. I was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan living in Toluca Lake LA, graduated from the literature department of Waseda University in Tokyo Japan. I realize learning another lan

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Akira is super patient! It was so fun to have the lesson! He was well prepared and very professional!
I learned a lot for only one class!
Highly recommend!😃
Sky
Akira is a nice person, very thorough and responds quickly.

Mayuko G.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $17
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students 15 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Mayuko G.

5 Reviews
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I am an open minded, friendly, multicultural experienced tutor of Japanese languages.
I can personalize lessons at your request from using basic GENKI textbook or Japanese for busy people to free conversation upon your advance request. Please let me know what your purpose and goal. I will do my best to help you to achieve your goal. (Hopefully with a lot of fun.)
I can also teach you Japanese culture such as Origami, cooking and calligraphy. I love Japanese history and would like to share richness of Japanese culture.

About May

My native language is Japanese. I grew up and obtained B.A in Linguistic at Kinjo University, Nagoya, Japan. I have 4 years of English tutoring experience for local high school English learners in Japan. As a career, I was an instructor for the airline reservation system to travel agents. Teaching

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Egan P.
Our youngest daughter absolutely loves the Japanese culture and language… She also has autism… We couldn’t have asked for a more patient and prepared instructor than May.We are lucky to have found her!
Laura
She was soo nice! and I found it very easy to understand
ray
absolutely wonderful teacher. Mayumi-san helps me review the group class materials and really understand what I am learning.

Thank you. Mayumi

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Jinko H.

197 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • B.A. in Education from Utsunomiya Daigaku
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jinko H.

197 Reviews
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I am a native speaker and former school teacher in Japan. Learning is fun-that's my motto. When you achieve your goals, you enjoy a feeling of accomplishment, right? I want to help you to achieve your goals. My lesson starts from finding what students really need to learn. Understanding student is the key to success. I am very strong in teaching proper Japanese, including reading and writing Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji with fun way. Also, casual, informal, practical Japanese too.

About Jinko

Hello! I will open up my morning time since it's a very difficult time for most of the people and lots of school is closed until this coronavirus pandemics ends. Also, I accept temporally students who need extra help while you can't go to school. 補習校の生徒さんも大歓迎です。小学生、中学生ならどの教科も教えられます。Please note, I

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Bob B.
Jinko Sensei,

Thank you for you class and the emphasis you place on the critical sentence patterns as well as the routine Japanese rhythm in spoken Japanese.

Yoroshiku onegaishimasu.
Bob B.
Jinko Sensei,

Thank you again for a lively, comprehensive class. I'm grateful to you for highlighting the critical grammatical differences as they surface.

I look forward to our next class.

Yoroshiku onegaishimasu.

Hiroshi
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Sunho K.

188 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $21
  • Speaks Korean, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Sunho K.

188 Reviews
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Here is a little about me, I'm from Korea, graduated in Japan, working in America. Also,I'm an outgoing person. I like cooking, painting and watching movies. I really would like to meet new students who interested in Asian culture and people who would like to share their lifestyles and hobbies. Hope to meet you soon!

About Sunho

Hi, My name is Sunho. I'm from Korea and lived in Japan for about 5 years. I'd like to meet people who want learn language. I can teach Korean and Japanese. Here is a little about me, I'm an outgoing person. I like cooking, painting and watching movies. I really would like to meet new students who

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She is a great instructor and is really patient!!
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Sayaka M.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Sayaka M.

11 Reviews
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Do you like Japanese language? Culture? fashion? food?
I'm a native Japanese who loves and is passionate many things about Japan.
I lived in Japan for first half of my life and have been living in USA another half.

I learned English from beginner level when I came to US and went through hard time learning a foreign language myself, so I can understand what would be the best way for you to learn with your language level.

I've been helping my friends and taught Japanese online.
I'm very patient and natural listener, so I will create my lessons customized from your personalities, goals, and language levels.

I'm also open to advise most things about Japan other than language.
I'm very flexible, easy to talk to and love to talk to people from all over the world.
I would like to help you learn what you are interested about Japan to reach your goals.

Let's have a fun and learn Japanese or about Japan together!

About Sayaka

Nice to meet you! I'm a native Japanese who have been in US for over 10 years. I have taught Japanese to my friends and online. I am a very patient and a natural listener, so I will listen to your goal, observe your level of Japanese and customize your lessons to be as efficient as possible within

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Michael
Great lesson! I felt that I actually was able to learn more in one lesson than two months of trying to teach myself on language apps. Sayaka was very friendly and easy to work with. Looking forward to more lessons.
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Ghadah
It’s very fun having a lesson with Teacher Sayaka! She makes me feel like she’s more of a friend to help more than a teacher. Lesson speed was perfect for me and she picked up what level I was really fast which was great! I really recommend her!

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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 $62. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $39 and $85 per hour.
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$55 average
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$62 average

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"Studying for the N3 Japanese Proficiency Language Exam and receiving a lot of support and help from Sunho-sensei! Great Job!"
Toni
Took Japanese lessons from Sunho K.
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"I really enjoy working with my Teacher. She is kind and very happy to help me learn!!! Great experience!"
Toni
Took Japanese lessons from Sunho K.
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"Yoshi-sensei has a great teaching style. He prepares material that is very helpful in learning and remembering new vocabulary.
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Nathan
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Another great lesson—I look forward to our next one!"
Christine
Took Japanese lessons from Seiko D.
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"It was my 2nd lesson with Yoshi. He's really friendly and quite helpful."
Megan
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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"You were very thorough, and connected well. I look forward to my next lesson. Ja, mata!"
Brandy
Took Japanese lessons from Hikaru I.
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"I started take his classes from last December,
His teaching skills are much better than other teachers.
Because of experience."
Ross
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Fun and easy going experience with Japanese!"
Derrick
Took Japanese lessons from Sunho K.
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"My daughters first lesson today and she is already happy. Been tough since the quarantine on her. First time she has been happy in a while. Good job!"
Madison
Took Japanese lessons from Mona S.
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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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