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Miku O.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches students 20 to 60
  • Hospitality and tourism from Dokkyo University
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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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Yoshifumi O.

187 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $19
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • MA Intercultural Communication  from Tokyo International University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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 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 F

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Jessica D.
Sensei O. has been a very good Japanese instructor for the past several months for me. He is very patient and understanding and does an amazing job at making the language very fun to learn. Since learning under Sensei O. I went from knowing very little Japanese to being able to read Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji. Thank you for being such an amazing teacher Sensei!
June K.
Sensei Yoshi is a great Japanese teacher as well as a nice person to talk to. My 13 yr old boy learned a lot from him and I can see and hear that he focuses fully from the beginning to the end of the virtual lesson. Highly recommended.
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.
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Masaki K.

24 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2013
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Masaki K.

24 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 peopl

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Naoko G.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Japanese
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
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Naoko G.

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My lessons are full of originality and are designed to match your level and meet your goals and range from pre-intermediate to advanced levels.
It is all in one comprehensive lesson well balanced with speaking, listening, reading, new vocabulary, and grammar.
Students will review sentence structure and grammar usage by writing essays.
For those who use Japanese for work, for those who are going to take the JLPT test, and for those who are self-studying for Japanese classes in college, I will prepare lessons to meet your various objectives.
Classes are held in Japanese only.

About Naoko

My name is Naoko and I teach Japanese in NY state. I completed the studies for the 420-hour Advanced Japanese Teacher Training Course in 2013 and start teaching at my Japanese class; Naoko's Japanese Classroom. I have students from various occupations who want to improve their speaking skills in the

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Rex
Naoko help prepare detail and practical lessons, which help me learn Japanese in a very structure way, and as fast as I could!
Greg J.
Very professional and very good teacher. I am looking forward to learning Japanese with her.
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Jinko H.

233 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches students 15 to 75
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jinko H.

233 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

Ages taught: 15 to 75 こんにちは。 If you are trying to start learning Japanese, you found a right tutor!! I am very happy to see many people who want to learn and improve their Japanese. Please note that my current availability is really limited. If you want to learn Japanese with me, b

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Kate
My first lesson was very helpful and fun! Thank you so much!!
Bob B.
Jinko Sensei,

Thank you for a most informative and exciting lesson.
Antoni
Great instructor. Personable, knowledgeable, fun.
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Rosita R.

388 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Japanese, Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 to 60
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Rosita R.

388 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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Christy M.
Thorough, fun and knowledgable!
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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"He is a excellent teacher.Thank you Sensei"
Mimi
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"She is a great teacher! She explains everything thoroughly and is very patient! I definitely recommend her! I have had an online teacher before but I think Sunho is a better fit for me!"
Angelina
Took Japanese lessons from Sunho K.
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"Sensei Emi was patient, kind, and very thorough with her teaching. I started from knowing absolutely nothing about Japanese language or culture and now, having completed just 5 hours of lessons with her, I feel I have a solid foundation to build upon. Within our 5 hours we covered numbers, greetings, and almost all of the 46 basic hiragana. She was born and raised in Japan so it was lovely hearing about the culture and society from stories she lived through first hand. As I continue my education in Japanese I hope to return to her and continue to learn more. I highly recommend her as a teacher to anyone learning Japanese at any level."
Chris
Took Japanese lessons from Emi 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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"My son was very happy with Mona's personality and engagement"
Caeden
Took Japanese lessons from Mona S.
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"Amazing teacher. She really helped me further my studies in the Japanese language. I can't wait for additional lessons."
Matt
Took Japanese lessons from Hikaru I.
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"Jessie is amazing! Very kind,thoughtful and encouraging. Enjoying my lessons!"
Jenna
Took Japanese lessons from Jessie N.
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"Sunho sensei is very patient and kind, even when I am struggling with something. She really seems dedicated to helping her students. I look forward to my lessons everytime."
Nathan
Took Japanese lessons from Sunho K.
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"Mona has been working with my 11- year old daughter for several months now. She is very professional, reliable and punctual.....but most of all, she makes learning Japanese fun!!
My daughter looks forward to Japanese class every week with Mona, and is enjoying the learning process.
I can't say enough, how easy and efficient it is for me to work with Mona, especially being a Busy Working Mother."
Vanessa
Took Japanese lessons from Mona S.
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"Amy is so great! My daughter looks forward to her lesson every week!"
Athena
Took Japanese lessons from Aimi F.
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