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Learning Japanese in Washington, DC

Are you taking Japanese lessons in Washington, DC? Whether you’re a current student or you’re thinking of learning a new language, Washington, DC is a great place to begin your Japanese journey.

Between Japanese restaurants and cultural festivals and events, you can experience various aspects of the Japanese culture right here in Washington, DC. Learning about Japanese culture will help you understand the language, and also provide you with opportunities to practice your new language skills. Here are some places where you can try authentic Japanese food.

Makoto

Makoto serves a variety of Japanese foods, including sushi, bento boxes, takoyaki (a flour-based Japanese snack), curry rice, shaved rice, and yakisoba.

Sushi Express

Stop by Sushi Express for an assortment of sushi rolls, tempura, and mochi desserts.

Kintaro

In addition to the delicious food, this is the perfect place to test your Japanese language skills on the wait staff. They have a simple menu which includes ramen, sushi, and donburi (Japanese rice bowls).

When you’re taking Japanese lessons in Washington, DC, you can have fun and supplement your learning by attending Japanese cultural festivals. Here are a few of the events in Washington, DC.

JapanFest

This annual festival features a wide range of exciting workshops on various aspects of Japanese culture. If you’re a martial arts fan, you can enjoy karate, aikido, kyudo, kendo, and sumo. There are also a number of Japanese goods for sale like dolls, t-shirts, ceramics, traditional Japanese clothing and accessories, masks, toys, books, and household items. JapanFest also features a variety of regional and local Japanese music performances like J-Rock, J-Pop, Taiko Drumming, and classical music.

Sakura Matsuri

This street festival is the largest one-day celebration of Japanese culture in the nation. It includes over two hundred martial artists who demonstrate their skills throughout the day. There is also Japanese food, interactive cultural exhibits, and vendors selling various Japanese products.

As you can see, when you’re taking Japanese lessons in Washington, DC, there are lots of opportunities to have fun and explore the Japanese culture. You may even meet some new friends and conversation partners at some of the local events. So study hard, but make sure to get out there and explore!

About Moataz A.

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今日は and welcome to learning Japanese, I have a bachelor's degree in Japanese language and culture from the Ohio State University, and I have tutored Japanese before and it really isn't as intimidating as it looks. I've learned through many ways and I have many many resources that I will gladly share with you so you can learn on your own, whether you're a beginner or advanced, I can direct you to how to become very fluent with all my knowledge and resources combined. Also as a bonus I will teach you some kanji calligraphy if interested as well.

About Moataz
I am a Freelance Graphic Designer living in Powell, Ohio. I love learning and teaching, like a lot. I teach languages, Lettering, branding, and the basics of Graphic design as well as the adobe programs that bring it to life.

My promise to you is that I will teach you everything I know in the time I'm given and provide you with all sorts of outside resources to get you on your way to fluency and proficiency.

I'll make sure to do my absolute best to get you speaking a new language from day one, learning a Design program immediately, or teaching you how to letter with the rules they don't teach you in school. And best of all, I'll even show you how to actually make money with all of these.

I have a very unique journey into learning where I experienced many places and got a fresh and different understanding to the many subjects th
at I teach. For example my knowledge of multiple languages and travel to different countries gave me an added knowledge of linguistics that I experienced first hand and confirmed in books, so now I know how languages work, and can relate a concept from one language to another even if the languages seem completely different.

My Design work has been very general so I've done a lot of different things before I specialized in hand lettering, so I've done it all from advertisements on billboards to website design and development, to copywriting, to branding from start to finish for companies big and small.

My love for lettering and Calligraphy emerged when I started getting more Logos for client work and my exploration of type wasn't the best answer most of the time so I would letter everything myself, and the rest is history.

I am really passionate about learning and even more passionate about sharing what I've learned. I am efficient, I know what works for different people since I taught in classrooms and tutored way before I knew about Takelessons, and I'm most proud of being praised as a very genuine person. A very common compliment I get is that I sincerely want my students to do well. And it makes me really happy every time someone says it, and I hope that one day you see that and tell me the same thing.

Feel free to find out more about me and ask me anything you want, and I really look forward to one day teach you something that will get you to achieve your goals! :)

Just so there are no surprises, I raise my prices very slightly every 3 months, next time it will go up is on March 3rd 2017. The reason for this is because I get better and more efficient at teaching as time goes by, so that hour that you get now is much more packed with value than the same hour last year or last month.
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Vinoda .. April 16, 2019
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Lisa March 6, 2019
· Calligraphy · Online
Moataz broke things down for me and helped provide a great introduction to typography. He gave me some recommendations to improve my work and emailed me with a few resources to check out. Thank you so much!
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Stephy January 20, 2019
· Calligraphy · Online
We jumped right into lettering and calligraphy. He explained the history and what you consider when writing. Thanks.
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About Taro T.

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I'm a native Japanese speaker here to help you learn Japanese. My aim is to help you gain not only the Japanese skills but also the cultural awareness to help you navigate in situations in which you need to use Japanese. I approach my lessons with customization that is only possible in private teaching. I teach students of all ages who are able to take at least 6 months of my lessons. I look forward to making contribution to your learning.

About Taro
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My name is Taro, and I am from Kobe. I have been teaching Japanese since 2015 to students of all ages.

Learning a new language could be difficult. The initial reason I came to the US was to learn English. I eventually finished Tulane University and American University for my BA and MA, but I struggled with English in the beginning.

I had got comfortable with my English after some time, and since I have been interested in learning languages, I also learned Spanish. Through the process, I have learned effective ways to learn a new language, which I will be sharing with you.

One of the most important things while learning a new language is to develop a solid foundation of the basics. Once you have developed the basics, the rest will come with less effort. So I like giving structures to my students using different core ma
terials so they can get the basics right.

In addition, I use Google Sheet in which you can see all the lessons and homework in one document. This simplifies the learning process which enables you to keep track of the materials you are covering.

Students have different reasons for studying Japanese, so I give customization based on the need of each student outside the core materials.

I am glad that you are interested in learning Japanese. Japan has a beautiful culture, and I look forward to helping you get to the level you desire so you can have a renewed appreciation for what Japan offers.

Taro
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David H. November 28, 2018
· Japanese · Online
First lesson far exceeded expectations. Can`t wait for lesson 2.
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Alva L. October 13, 2018
· Japanese · Online
I have been taking Japanese lessons with Taro Sensei for about 5 months. He is a very patient and organized instructor. He designs the teaching material based on my specific level and goals. I enjoy the fun conversation with him during every lesson. My Japanese skill has improved gradually as time goes by. Thank you Taro Sensei.
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Reagan August 8, 2018
· Japanese · Online
Taguchi Sensei has helped improve my Japanese tremendously! Not only is he able to accommodate my sometimes crazy schedule, but he's very patient while learning, will go in-depth on topics I don't quite understand and will provide exercises for me on those topics. He's personal, so we use real-time situations from my life to practice with (describing my day at work, where my cats are, what I ate, etc.)

When I visted Japan this year, I owe it to him that I was able to have the amazing experiences I did. Because of him, I was able to understand the language, the culture, and have the confidence in speaking with locals.

I appriciate all the help and encourgaement that he's provided.
ありがとうございます田口先生!
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About Yukari M.

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Hello!  こんにちは! If you are looking for FUN and EFFECTIVE Japanese tutor, I am here for you!!! I can help to improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills and I can provide specific lessons for all level of JLPT. After you provide me your goal and request, I can create a specific lesson for you.
I was born in Japan but I lived in America for years and have traveled quite a bit.
Also I have been a Japanese tutor for american students in US for years more than 700 hours and I understand how difficult to keep the motivation for studying language. I can help you to keep your motivation to reach your goal! Additionally, I have six years of experience in Japanese public schools and lived in many cities in Japan. We can share many unique Japanese culture that I experienced and studied in Japan.
I have a PhD in Japan, so I am good at academic writing and logical thinking in Japanese too.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions! :)
I look forward to ...

About Yukari
Hello! こんにちは! If you are looking for FUN and EFFECTIVE Japanese tutor, I am here for you!!! I can help to improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills and I can provide specific lessons for all level of JLPT. After you provide me your goal and request, I can create a specific lesson for you.

I was born in Japan but I lived in America for years and have traveled quite a bit.

Also, I have been a Japanese tutor for American students in US for years more than 600 hours and I understand how difficult to keep the motivation for studying language. I can help you to keep your motivation to reach your goal! Additionally, I have six years of experience in Japanese public schools and lived in many cities in Japan. We can share many unique Japanese culture that I experienced and studied in Japan.

I have a PhD in Japan, so
I am good at academic writing and logical thinking in Japanese too.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions! :)
I look forward to hearing from you soon!
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Samuel L. June 3, 2018
· Japanese · In home
So far just one lesson, but could not ask for a better start. Very helpful.
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Yoojeong E. July 19, 2016
· Japanese · Online
She was very patience, and professional. I appreciated her calness and abilitity to troubleshoot in terms of the level and needs of my language skill.
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About Clare K.

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I am a private tutor of Japanese for all ages, currently from age 7 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!

I have a lot of experience teaching middle school and high school age students--including my own kids, whom I homeschool. My first visit to Japan was a semester study abroad in my senior year of high school, and I've lived there off and on since then. My students receive the benefit of my life experiences there, including preparation for the realities of daily life in Japan--from how to use the public transit, to what to do during a natural disaster.

Along with my on-the-ground experience working in Japan as a translator/interpreter in a fast-paced, high-stakes environment, I hold an M.A. in Japanese and N1 (highest level) certification on the Japanese ...

About Clare
After two years working as a translator/interpreter for a local government office in Kochi, Japan, I moved back to the US last year. Since then, I have been a private teacher of Japanese for all ages, currently from age 7 to mid-40s. 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!

I am highly experienced in teaching middle school and high school age students--including my own kids, whom I homeschool. My first visit to Japan was a semester study abroad in my senior year of high school, so I can give ample advice to students who are preparing to go to Japan. Along with my on-the-ground experience living and working in Japan in a fast-paced and hig
h-stakes environment, I hold an M.A. in Japanese and N1 (highest level) certification on the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. Native Japanese speakers have complimented me on my native-like pronunciation and syntax.

Contact me any time for more information or to set up your first lessons!
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Raul R. April 9, 2019
· Japanese · Online
Overall awesome experience I did not feel over whelmed at all. Overall very polite and noticeable amazing teaching experience.
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Desmond B. April 9, 2019
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Madi April 1, 2019
· Japanese · Online
Clare is awesome. I am taking Japanese casually simply because I enjoy the culture. Knowing that Clare not only teaches me the language but also, what it's like in day to day life or how their society compares to ours.
Clare never makes me feel like our lessons are rushed and if I'm not understanding I am 100% comfortable asking her to go over it with me again.
She is a very encouraging and kind person highly recommend taking lessons with Clare.
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About Yoshifumi O.

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I'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.

I was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. I have over 25 years 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
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 Martial Arts and Japanese Language teacher experience in Japan and USA for 28years.
Currently I am Martial Arts School Owner live in Florida .
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Marian May 8, 2019
· Japanese · Online
Since Last December my daughter really enjoys having Sensei Yoshi as her Japanese tutor. Sensei is great at understanding what my daughter needs to learn in order to do her best in her Japanese class. Sensei Yoshi has been very patient with my daughter and has touched on the basics of Japanese further pushing my child to execell. I really recommended Sensei Yoshi if you are looking for a Japanese teacher
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Erica April 28, 2019
· Japanese · Online
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Daniel April 10, 2019
· Japanese · In studio
He's really good at explaining how the language works. Super friendly as well!
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About Rie T.

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As a native Japanese speaker, who has spent the last 30 years in the United States, I understand the structural and grammatical differences in the two languages. This gives me both the teacher’s and the student’s perspectives, which I find valuable as a language instructor.

I have taught Japanese to college students and adults, using beginning Japanese textbooks, and I am most comfortable teaching high school/college students and adults.
I can also teach conversational Japanese and/or customize the lesson to meet each student’s particular goals and needs.

Send me a message to find out if we are a good match!

About Rie
Born and raised in Japan, I moved to the United States in the 80's to pursue the goal of obtaining a library degree. Fast forward almost 30 years, I now live in Western New York, working in a local school district.
In the past 30 years, I have worked as a librarian, an English instructor in Japan, and a school administrative assistant. I have also taught Japanese to college students and adults in my free time, and when I become an empty nester this summer, would love to dedicate more time teaching the language and customs of my native country. I can help you with homework, conversational Japanese, and more - just contact me and we can find out if we are a good match!
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Suan M. April 23, 2019
· Japanese · Online
She made us feel like we could really learn Japanese
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John April 13, 2019
· Japanese · Online
Rie makes sure you understand what you're learning and even occasionally teaches you some fun facts. She is very clear in explaining and describing how to pronounce them. Overall, if you're looking for a Japanese teacher, I'd say Rie is a good choice.
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Kiersten L. April 12, 2019
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First lesson was great! Shes nice, patient and funny, looking forward to our next lesson.
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About Luisa M.

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Hi everyone!
I’m Luisa and I’m 25 years old. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Japanese studies and I'm currently attending a Master’s Program to become a qualified language teacher.

I love teaching Japanese to beginners up to level A2 - I’m very passionate about calligraphy. Let me know what your favorite learning methods are: I will make sure that all of our lessons are tailored to your needs and I will provide you with plenty of materials including Japanese music, manga, cinema, and anime!

About Luisa
Hi everyone!
I’m Luisa and I'm from Venice, Italy. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Japanese studies and I'm currently attending a Master’s Program to become a qualified teacher of Italian for foreigners.

I started my journey as a tutor back in my hometown helping young students with their English, French, and German homework.
When I was 22 I moved to Japan, where I worked for one year as a Japanese language tutor at Yokohama National University to then move on to a job at Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute - a prestigious language school in the heart of Tokyo.
During my years in Japan, I have also worked as a private teacher of Italian for many different kinds of people: university students, US Navy sailors, elderly citizens, busy employees...You name it!

Now that I'm here in the US I want to continue this tutoring experience
so I can share my love and passion for foreign languages with you: I promise it will be fun, entertaining, and mind-opening.

Looking forward to hearing from you!
[Disclaimer about my prices: TakeLessons.com holds a particularly high percentage of the lessons' revenues, so I will not receive all the money that you are investing. Please feel free to contact me for more information.]
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Laura February 13, 2019
· Japanese · Online
She's patient, explains the reasonings for things, and goes at a pace beneficial of learning
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Chiho January 21, 2019
· Italian · In studio
She was punctual, kind and helping. I wanted to brush up my speaking and she helped me building up my vocabulary.
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Gaia January 20, 2019
· Japanese · Online
Luisa is just a great teacher! She is very clear and professional, I love to study with her!
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About Mitch H.

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Hello,

With over 8 years experience in tutoring, I have learned what methods work and those that don’t. I’m upbeat, patient, easy going, empathetic, and generally well-liked by others. I’m very good at adapting to different learning styles and have a knack for eliciting the best out of my students through motivation and positive reinforcement.

Throughout university, and after, I mentored many students with great results. In addition to academics I helped them get the most out of their college experience. Everyone I helped benefited greatly, and one runs a very successful consulting business.

I recently returned from spending 2 years in Japan. My current level is JLPT N4.

About Mitch
Whether you're completely lost, just need a little help, or need some test/note taking tips I can be very helpful. My patient, easy going, and positive mindset is very conducive to creating a great learning atmosphere. I can also be very useful to those that aren't motivated, I have a knack for finding the source of motivation for others.

Are you frustrated with the college application process? I can assist in this area and in aclimating to college environment. I've mentored many students through college, with great success.

Hope to work with you soon.
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The average cost of 60-minute Japanese lessons in Washington is $45. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $45 and $45 per hour.

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