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Paul S.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $17
  • Speaks Spanish, German, Portuguese, English, Italian, Swedish, French, Japanese
  • BA Spanish & German Studies from Brigham Young University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Paul S.

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Ever since I discovered Dragon Ball Z on Toonami back in the early 2000's, I have come to develop a love of all things Japan, specifically anime and J-pop. My experience with learning Japanese started back when I started studying at home with my older brother back in 1999 or so, and then started studying Japanese at college, which culminated in the completion of a minor in Japanese as part of my BA. I have also visited Japan one time to visit my older brother who was teaching English over there at the time. I love Dragon Ball (among many, many other anime) and T.M. Revolution.

About Paul

I hail from Walla Walla, Washington, home of the "famous" sweet onions. I can't begin to express how much I love languages!! I have studied 8 so far (Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish, and Dutch) and I teach 5 (Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, and Japanese), and w

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Preston
My son had so much fun. Paul is very patient.
Rebecca
Great instructor, very personable and teaches at a good pace. I highly recommend Paul!
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Very nice lesson.
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Chiaki K.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
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Chiaki K.

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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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Jun
I 100% recommend a chiaki as an instructor, she is great and makes learning Japanese fun,
Alexis
I am studying Japanese with Chiaki for more than 2 years on an other platform. So, when she told me that she decide to move here, I naturally supported her. Her class are fun. I am currently a very hard student but she never give up on me. She just adapted to give me the most interesting class. I nearly want to say that you shouldn't take her class because that makes my life harder to find a lesson time with her.
Troy
I've been taking lessons with Chiaki for over a year and it has been a lot of fun. There is a lot of talking in her lessons which makes it more interesting and easier to remember compared to reading from a textbook.
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Rosita R.

387 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Japanese, Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Rosita R.

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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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Laura
I LOVE Rosita's classes! She is so fun and down to earth, and she knows just what exercises to have me do to actually get better. I feel that I have grown so much since I've started taking her classes :) Highly recommend!!
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Masaki K.

24 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Marketing from California State University
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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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Mona S.

91 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Speaks Japanese
  • Awarded Young Artist Competition Winner from Coeur d'Alene Symphony Orchestra
  • Teaching since 2006
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Mona S.

91 Reviews
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I'm a first generation half-Japanese American currently living in Boston, MA! I spent my childhood surrounded by Japanese language and culture, followed by 7 years of formal language training, culminating in a Japanese language minor at the University of Washington. My thesis focused on the manifestation of gender in Japanese performing arts.

Growing up bilingual, I understand the difficulty of trying to juggle two languages! Whether you want to learn a new language, or simply want to brush up on your Japanese skills, I am always happy to be of help! Lessons include reading, writing, listening, translating literature, and speaking (polite, casual, and formal styles). I use the Genki and Tobira books and also like to introduce students to classic and modern Japanese literature as a way to enhance the students’ cultural knowledge. I welcome beginning and intermediate Japanese students!

About Mona

I'm an active flutist and Japanese enthusiast currently living in Boston, MA! I hold degrees in Flute Performance from New England Conservatory and the University of Washington, and recently completed my Fulbright year at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. I believe that learning music shoul

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Camila R.
Best instructor ever
Lori
Very good teacher, Makes sure I understand the lesson being taught and gives good instruction and homework.
Aaliyah
She is such a great teacher and very patient and encouraging! I struggle a lot and she helps me out with anything I need. I would not choose any other teacher. I look forward to many more lessons!
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Miku O.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Hospitality and tourism from Dokkyo University
  • Teaching since 2019
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Miku O.

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I can help you with conversation skills, correct pronunciation and proper grammar. I usually use a textbook called ‘Genki’ for my lessons. I provide the textbook so you don’t have to buy it. With ‘Genki’ we can work on various grammar points, vocabulary building, situational role playing, pronunciation, and plenty of exercises to improve your listening and speaking skills.

I try my best to keep the classes as relaxed as possible so that you can feel comfortable speaking and can learn at your own pace.

About Miku

Hi everyone! My name is Miku. I was born in Hawaii and raised in Japan. I graduated from Dokkyo university in Saitama, Japan, and majored in hospitality and tourism. I was a former flight attendant for ANA (All Nippon Airways) living in Tokyo, Japan until I moved back to Hawaii in 2016. I’m now a

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Jason
I've been taking lessons with Ms O.for a few months now. She's been helpful, engaged and flexible. My general Japanese ability has improved greatly under her tutelage, and I've learned many new things in areas of Japanese culture and language that are of particular interest to me.
Starr
Mikuさん is awesome!! Extremely patient and helpful without holding my hand. I’m able to understand sentences better with less than a year of lessons. She’s very professional and prompt. The lessons are always interesting and I actually feel like I’m improving every time (even if it’s just a little at a time). I’m really looking forward to being more conversational in Japanese!!
Cathy
I highly recommend Miku and have recommended her to several friends because lessons with her are extremely fun, engaging, and thorough. I look forward to every single one, and have already learned so much in what seems like a short time--the time flies! She is also incredibly accommodating and makes rescheduling very easy and hassle free. I very much appreciate the time she shares with me as a student in helping me learn the way I do!

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The average cost of 60-minute Japanese lessons in Poway is $92. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $55 and $130 per hour.
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"I love her! She is so energetic and engaging! It feels like learning with a friend then with an instructor. She gives me when praise and encouragement when I do something well which helps boost my confidence in learning/speaking Japanese, something I lacked when I was taking languages in school. 10/10 would recommend if you are looking for a fun one on one while learning a new language!"
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Took Japanese lessons from Jessie N.
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"Had a great introductory course with Aimi. Looking forward to more :)"
Jeffrey
Took Japanese lessons from Aimi F.
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"Teacher is very understanding, and does not leave you confused."
Kelvin
Took Japanese lessons from Mona S.
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"Aimi is wonderful. She is helping my 5 yr old son continue his Japanese education since he is out of school due to the current epidemic. She is very patient and makes learning fun. My son looks forward to his classes with Aimi every week!"
Taylor
Took Japanese lessons from Aimi F.
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"I just started her new program "How to sing Anime" and it's so much fun! I always wanted to learn how to speak Japanese and learn how to sing so this was perfect! She provided all the materials and to my amazement I learned how to introduce myself in Japanese in our first lesson! Best Teacher EVER!"
Gabriella-chan
Took Japanese lessons from Rosita R.
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"It was an amazing lesson. I enjoyed it very much, can't wait till next week!"
Coleman
Took Japanese lessons from Rosita R.
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"Thanks, I really enjoyed your first lesson."
Kenny
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Natsuki is so knowledgeable, as well as kind and patient!! Exactly what my kids need!!"
Harper
Took Japanese lessons from Natsuki S.
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"It was very exciting to learn with her and I am excited for future lessons."
George
Took Japanese lessons from Seiko D.
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"Great experience taking Sensei Oyamada’s classfor over 3years. Finally I can understand Japanese comics without dictionary. I recommend him to everyone!"
Chris
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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