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Rosita R.

309 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BA from musicians institute
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Rosita R.

309 Reviews
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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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Sophia G.
She is extremely nice.I love how helpful and kind she is.Can’t wait for my next meeting.πŸ₯³πŸ€©πŸ˜›πŸ€ͺπŸ˜œπŸ˜‹πŸ˜πŸ€¨πŸ˜ŽπŸ€“πŸ₯³πŸ˜πŸ˜”πŸ˜žπŸ˜•πŸ€ πŸ˜ΊπŸ˜»πŸ˜ΉπŸ˜½πŸ™€πŸ˜ΏπŸ˜ΌπŸ˜ΈπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ»βœŒπŸ»πŸ‘‹πŸ»
Elizabeth
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Great lesson always!

Masaki K.

6 Reviews
Culver City, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Marketing from California State University
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Masaki K.

6 Reviews
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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 peop

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Amber
The best.
Cameron
Thank you Masaki! Looking forward to the next lesson
Christopher Thaxter
Masaki tailors the lesson to the individual. We had a great conversation on my first lesson and I'm off to a great start! I'm eager to see how far I get!

Akira K.

2 Reviews
North Hollywood, CA
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Human Relation Award from Musicians Institute of Technology
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Akira K.

2 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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Cora
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!πŸ˜ƒ
Sky
Akira is a nice person, very thorough and responds quickly.
Seth
Very good Japanese teacher πŸ‘πŸ»

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Natsumi M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $37
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches students 18 to 50
  • Teaching since 2016
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Natsumi M.

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I love Anime so much so if you are interesting to learn Japanese from Anime that you love, I can talk and make study fun by relating your favorite Anime and studying Japanese!!

About Natsumi

I am Natsumi, who born in Japan, and Grew up in Thailand. I really love Anime, games, and musicals since I was a kid, and I love to talk with people who have common hobbies! I taught Japanese since I graduate high school to the kids who love to learn Japanese, and after finish up my college, I

Cokko K.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Awarded Sakura kurepas shoh from Sakura kurepas
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • early childhood education from QC
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Cokko K.

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Experienced teach of 6 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate/advance student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Let's get started! more easy way to learn Japanese I know.

About Cokko

Experienced teacher of 5 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Lets's get started.

Wakana Y.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2009
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Wakana Y.

6 Reviews
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I am a Japanese trainer with extensive knowledge in teaching Japanese as a second/third language.

I work closely with my students to identify their goals and objectives and develop tailored lessons for a more effective learning experience.

I believe that you will absorb more effectively when you enjoy learning and you are encouraged to learn!

I teach basic through advanced Japanese.
• Speaking, listening, reading, writing, Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji
• Conversational Japanese: casual/polite/formal
• Real-life applications to Japanese life and culture
• Nuance in Japanese
• Japanese way of thinking, trends, custom, traditional and contemporary Japanese culture

About Wakana

Hello! My name is Wakana. I am an energetic yet very patient native Japanese with many years of experience in teaching Japanese. My motto is to provide a learning experience while having fun and being encouraged to learn more. I understand how frustrated it can be when one learns a language as

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Alex
I highly recommend Wakana-san. I have been taking lessons with her for 3 years. I was a complete beginner and the only exposure I had to Japanese prior to that was from Japanese anime. I am glad that Wakana-san has been very patient with me and putting up with my interests in animation. Her lessons have allowed me to understand the differences between the words and structure used in real life vs. those used in animation. Her ability in explaining the grammar and structure to me has definitely worked much better than any textbooks I have read.

My first trip to Japan last year was enjoyable, thanks to the lessons I have had with Wakana-san. I was able to get around Tokyo without much communication issues.

My goal is to be able to speak and listen to Japanese in a business setting and will continue to have Wakana-san help me reaching this goal.

Arigatou gozaimasu!
Julie
Wakana has been working with our daughter since she was high school. She wanted to study abroad in Japan and needed to pass exams and interviews.
Wakana made an enormous difference and our daughter was not only learning quickly but showing marked improvement in her progress. She got great grades and receiving strong, positive feedback from her teachers. Wakana formed a wonderful working relationship with her. I cannot recommend Wakana highly enough!
Ken
Wakana is an incredibly gifted teacher!
I have been studying Japanese with her for almost ten years. She is bright, warm, flexible, and she has a wonderful sense of humor. Anyone interested in learning the language would be lucky to have her as a teacher!

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"Yoshi san is a very good and patient tutor with a good teaching style. He explains concepts very well. I am learning Japanese with him, and I would definitely recommend him as a tutor!"
Chrystele
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Asuka, was wonderful. I've been looking forward to learning Japanese for a long time. She is very detailed and patient. Excellent teacher!"
Shaelyn
Took Japanese lessons from Asuka U.
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She is a total nerd like me! Yes, i'm on of those people that wants to learn Japanese because I love anime and want to movie to Japan! I have so much fun in her classes. I'm actually going to get classes for my daughter! Also she teaches singing lessons and one of her specialties is Anime music and makes it better! If you are a nerd Book a Nerd and Rosita is the Best teacher for us Nerds! Go Nerds!"
lizzy-chan
Took Japanese lessons from Rosita R.
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"Mona has been very accommodating with my son and his schedule! He has been able to complete many assignments because of her excellent tutoring skills!"
Alexander
Took Japanese lessons from Mona S.
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"Today's 1st class was great ! I am very very happy .
Arigato Sensei Yoshi"
Ron
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"The lesson went so smoothly! Yoshi wasted no time in diving right into the lesson, which was wonderful. I am so appreciative! Yoshi took the time to call me the day before to get a feel for my Japanese level and created a corresponding custom plan. Yoshi already seems like a wonderful teacher and a lovely person- and this is just after one lesson! I am highly impressed. =)"
Diana
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Thanks a lot!"
Tim
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"I am feeling more confident about my studies, thanks to my teacher.
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Almond
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"I love yoshifumi sensei! He's a great teacher!"
Oliver
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"First lesson in the book, she’s great! Highly recommend to anyone wanting to study!"
Tim Farrell
Took Japanese lessons from Hikaru I.
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