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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.

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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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Maya S.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Maya S.

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Are you interested in learning Japanese but not sure how to start? Have you visited Japan but wished you could speak Japanese more fluently? Do you want to learn Hiragana and Kanji so that you can enjoy Japanese Manga? にほんごをべんきょうしたいですか?

A native of Japan, Maya received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Tokyo University of the Arts (東京芸術大学). During her violin study at the Tokyo University of the Arts, she earned her music teaching certificate for middle and high schools in Japan (中学校及び高等学校教諭専修免許状).

She finished New York Japan Society’s Japanese-language Teacher Training Program (Introductory level) in December 2020, same program with intermediate level in March 2021.

Maya also has 10 years of experience for tutoring Japanese language, offering private lessons to students of all ages. Her Japanese lessons cover everything from vocabulary and grammar, to culture, custom, and fun conversation of course!
For the first time Japanese learner, she uses GENKI textbook (An ...

About Maya

Hi! My name is Maya and I was born in Japan. I graduated from the Juilliard School in 2001 and have been a violinist of New Jersey Symphony since 2007. Did you just pick up the violin for the first time? Have you been working on some pieces but need further help? Are you taking an audition for yo

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Eric J.
My son is very excited about his first session and can’t wait to learn more. Maya is very nice and makes sure to make herself available for her clients.

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Jennifer T.
Maya is an excellent teacher. She is patient and explains things clearly.
Ron
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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Miku O.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches students 20 to 60
  • Teaches Beginner
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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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Setsuko H.

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Starting at $45
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Awarded Pro Musica Award from City College of New York
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Setsuko H.

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Hi there,

Thank you very much for visiting my page! My name is Setsuko!

The big thing about my lesson is that I can customize your lesson based on your passion and interest :)
I will listen to you deeply, understand your goal and tailor a fun and inspirational lesson just for you!

After each lesson, I promise that you will feel so empowered being able to start to speak / write / read Japanese and understanding the logic behind the language.

I can break the grammar down and explain them in a way you will get it right away!
Through my lesson, you will gain the confidence to speak Japanese and express yourself :)

Please message me about what you want to learn, your passion and goal!

I am very looking forward to working with you!
Thank you very much.

Setsuko

About Setsuko

My name is Setsuko Hata. I am a music and Japanese teacher for all ages. I teach singing, piano, songwriting, music theory and Japanese! I am originally from Osaka Japan and moved to the USA in 2011. My lessons are always tailored to each student's unique interests and passion. I love to hel

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Stephen
Setsuko is such a positive person who brings an amazing energy with her presence. She is perfect for teaching!
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Chie B.

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Starting at $42
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2021
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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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Yoshifumi O.

199 Reviews
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Starting at $29
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches students 15 to 75
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Yoshifumi O.

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🇯🇵 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 Age15to 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 F

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Kent
Love that Sensei Yoshifumi is patient, yet rigorous. I've learned so much in just two lessons already because he focuses on the language, correct pronunciation, and encourages integration and practice through daily use.
T.F
My son took Japanese lessons with Professor Yoshi for three years. He learned not only the Japanese language but learned about Japanese culture as well. He thoroughly enjoyed his lessons. Professor was flexible and made learning fun. He remains my son's all time favorite teacher.
Kim
Lessons are going great! Very helpful and made sure to know what I was already familiar with! Thank you very much, Yoshi sensei!

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Average Cost of Japanese Lessons in South Pasadena, CA

The average cost of 60-minute Japanese lessons in South Pasadena 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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"Sunho has been an incredibly good tutor. I will be starting a new job in Japan soon and wanted to learn basic phrases and language structure beforehand. Sunho has exceeded my expectations. She has a very methodical approach, focused on teaching the basics first and building from there. I feel like I'm already miles ahead after just a few lessons with her. I would highly recommend Sunho."
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Took Japanese lessons from Sunho K.
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"Oyamada Sensei is very good at finding a student's skill level and tailoring his instruction to improve the skills and challenge the limits of the student, which has quickly spurred me on to dramatic improvements in my Japanese ability after only 3 lessons. He also makes it fun by playing to the interests of the student and keeping the sessions light and full of humor. Highly recommended if you want to work hard, have fun, and learn Japanese!"
Jordan
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Hikaru is a great teacher! She's very knowledgeable and engaging. I highly recommend her to anyone interested in learning Japanese!"
Markis
Took Japanese lessons from Hikaru I.
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"Sensei is an excellent teacher. Very attentive, patient and always happy to explain things in-depth. He is the BEST Japanese teacher EVER."
Christian
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Aimi is a great teacher. She teaches the basics in a fun and easy way, and I learned them really fast. She is a great teacher. I really recommend her!"
Lucy
Took Japanese lessons from Aimi F.
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"Great class lesson with Sunho-sensei. She offers good suggestions for studying new vocabulary and strategy for studying for the JLPT. Great test question examples!"
Toni
Took Japanese lessons from Sunho K.
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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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"Aimi is very nice and accommodating. Looking forward to the next lessons with her."
Leah
Took Japanese lessons from Aimi F.
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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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"Sunho has done a terrific job with teaching our son Japanese! We are amazed how much he has picked up in such a short time. She’s patient and develops a great learning structure that greatly assists younger students on staying motivated, while making it fun with introducing culture/facts about Japan. We highly recommend Sunho for any parent looking for a great instructor to teach their child."
Johnny
Took Japanese lessons from Sunho K.
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