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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2006
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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Learn to speak and read Japanese, have fun, and get considerably better results than you would in a class.

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Explore the methods that make it possible to be conversational within a year.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students on bass, drums, piano, and ukulele or children under 10 years old. I highly recommend my studio partners Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with

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Liz S.
Talented teachers are rare. Like a great coach i sports... the coach doesn’t need to be the top athlete in his field to know how to teach each team member to hone their best abilities, he just has to know and see how to teach you how to get there. Being an outstanding teacher is a great talent all in itself... and that is Jesse. He has that quality and ability to lead, focus and take you where you want to go.
Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
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Miku O.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Hospitality and tourism from Dokkyo University
  • Teaches Beginner
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Miku O.

8 Reviews
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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 f

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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!

Jessie N.

16 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jessie N.

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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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Jenna S.
Jessie is amazing! Very kind,thoughtful and encouraging. Enjoying my lessons!
Jenna S.
Excellent!
Peter

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Asuka U.

60 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, Japanese, French(Intermidiate)
  • Teaches students 5 to 60
  • Teaching since 2005
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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 and voice

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Grace
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.
Lin
Lin enjoyed the first lesson very much and is now all excited for more lessons to come!
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Clare K.

43 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Clare K.

43 Reviews
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I am a private tutor of Japanese for all ages, currently from age 12 to middle-age. I love to be a witness when my students suddenly "get" something new we've been working on for a while. Japanese is a fascinating, beautiful, and complicated language, and it's exciting to be a partner in my students' achievements and success! Your lessons will be tailored to your needs and goals - if you are a complete beginner, I will recommend a workbook based on your age (adult, high school, or middle school), and as we get to know each other better, you'll get targeted assistance with your weak points. Prepare to do some assigned homework every week, and to be studying vocabulary and writing daily.

Read "About Me" below or click the "Ask A Question" button for more information. I'm looking forward to meeting you!

About Clare

**Registration for summer students will open in early May** Summer schedule (mid-May through mid-August) is much more open than academic year schedule. Students who sign up for morning lessons (Eastern time) during the summer session must be willing to change to afternoon/evening lessons during th

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Michelle C.
Clare has been an amazing teacher! My daughter wanted to learn Japanese but since Spanish was the only language offered at her school we found her and it has been a great experience!
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Yoshifumi O.

184 Reviews
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Starting at $19
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • MA Intercultural Communication  from Tokyo International University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Yoshifumi O.

184 Reviews
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🇯🇵Spring 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 Age14 to 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 Florida.

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SAMUEL
Yoshi is a great instructor. Our 12 year old daughter is very into anime and wanted to learn Japanese. She was not prepared for the amount time this would take to learn. Yoshi was patient with her and she very much enjoyed the lesson that included her writing the names of her favorite anime characters.
William R.
So far I've had 5 lessons with Oyamada Sensei, and reading Japanese has already become much easier. We do NHK easy news, and I practice on my own and have gotten much faster at it. Looking forward to keeping going with them. Highly recommend!
SAMUEL

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Average Cost of Japanese Lessons in San Francisco, CA

The average cost of 60-minute Japanese lessons in San Francisco is $130. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $130 and $130 per hour.
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"Very kind, and patient."
Coleman
Took Japanese lessons from Rosita R.
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"Clare is an absolutely wonderful teacher. She has taught both of our high school aged boys. She is flexible on scheduling. Very calm and patient with both boys. An absolute dream to work with."
Alida
Took Japanese lessons from Clare K.
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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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"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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"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."
Michael
Took Japanese lessons from Sayaka M.
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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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"She's absolutely fantastic! It was such a joy having her teach me about the language and the culture. 先生は一番大好きです。日本語を練習して来ます。ありがとうございます!"
Antionette
Took Japanese lessons from Aimi F.
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"Before Oyamada sensei's lesson, I studied at my University and I had a native Japanese tutor in my town for 2years.
I can tell you his online class is x7 better than them. He is patient, kind, incredibly knowledgeable, energetic, understanding and excited to teach. Oyamada Sensei is the absolute perfect tutor!"
Tori
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"It was great! Mona immediately made me and my daughter comfortable and jumped right into reaching my daughter. My daughter couldn’t be more excited."
Raphaella
Took Japanese lessons from Mona S.
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"Our son has always been interested in foreign languages. He began teaching him self Japanese in early 2014. He asked us to help him locate a tutor so he could accelerate his learning. We started working with Claire in late 2016 at the age of 14. It has worked out great! She is patient, professional and organized. She keeps us appraised of his progress. We would highly recommend her for anyone interested in learning how to read write and speak Japanese! Ron and Anne L . , Belchertown , MA"
Anne
Took Japanese lessons from Clare K.
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Experience History and Culture: Japanese Lessons in San Francisco

Thinking of taking Japanese lessons in San Francisco? You may be more than five thousand miles away from Japan, but you’re actually in a fantastic city to start your language-learning adventure! With immigrants from all directions pouring in over the course of its history, San Francisco has always been a diverse city. The Japanese are among these groups, and their influence can still be seen in the Japanese language and cultural activities in the Bay Area. If you're taking Japanese lessons in San Francisco, here are some of the many great places to have fun, experience the Japanese culture, and enhance your learning.

Japantown is one of the best places to experience Japanese culture and history in the Bay Area. Japantown was the center of a large portion of the Japanese immigrant

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community following the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. Japantown remains the go-to spot in San Francisco for Japanese restaurants, stores, and cultural events. Check the website (http://sfjapantown.org. ) for a restaurant and store directory, and to find out about upcoming events.

One of the best ways to improve your Japanese speaking skills is to practice with other Japanese Speakers. The Japanese-English Toastmasters (JET) club meets a few times each month at the Japan Society of Northern California. Toastmasters International is a non-profit, community-oriented public speaking group with clubs across the United States. Members practice leadership and public speaking, and receive valuable feedback from their peers. Visit the Toastmasters website (http://7025.toastmastersclubs.org/) to find meetings and events near you.

San Francisco also hosts the annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival for two weekends every April. The event includes a parade, beauty contest, and cultural activities such as doll making, origami, music, and ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement). Check out the website (http://sfcherryblossom.org ) for more information.

The Japan Society of Northern California (http://www.usajapan.org) is another great resource for Japanese events, and cultural and historical information. The non-profit organization works to promote cultural awareness and understanding, and to strengthen the connection between the United States and Japan.

If you’re looking to meet some new friends while you’re taking Japanese lessons in San Francisco, join the Moriagarii group. The Meetup group organizes language-exchange events in Berkeley, San Francisco, and San Mateo. There are also several other Japanese Meetup groups in the Bay Area; search the website to find a fun group near you.

If you’re interested in Japanese lessons in San Francisco, take advantage of all of the wonderful opportunities to connect with the Japanese community. Not only will you have more fun, you may even meet some new friends who will help you learn the Japanese language.

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