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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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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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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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Rosita R.

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

373 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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Ashley
Jacky
Super nice, kind, and inspiring! I loved my first lesson with Rosita! She makes learning fun and I have never been more excited to learn how to improve my voice and become better! 100% recommend!
Ketna P.
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Masaki K.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
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.

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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!

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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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Beverly N.
When trying to find a tutor, I did a lot of research and ended up picking Masaki as my teacher. I definitely made the right choice because he's great! I like how he stresses the importance of the fundamentals, including the correct pronunciation. His goal isn't just for your Japanese to be "good enough", he wants to make it so that you sound like a native speaker. He doesn't hesitate to correct me, but in a very kind way. I've booked 1-hour lessons with him, but because I learn so much in every class so far, the time always feels so short.
Audry S.
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Jesse M.

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

103 Reviews
Book Now
Online Japanese Teacher

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

Or use this as a supplement to an existing class and completely surpass it's standards.

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

Recent Reviews
Brenden R.
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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Rosita R.

378 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2005
Teaching Locations:
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Rosita R.

378 Reviews
Book Now
Online Japanese Teacher

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,

Recent Reviews
Ashley
Jacky
Super nice, kind, and inspiring! I loved my first lesson with Rosita! She makes learning fun and I have never been more excited to learn how to improve my voice and become better! 100% recommend!
Ketna P.

Yae I.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Japanese, English, German
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology from SUNY Buffalo
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Yae I.

1 Review
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Learn to speak and read Japanese, have fun, and get to speak with a native Japanese speaker who only recently moved to the US.

I was born and raised in Hiroshima prefecture, Japan. I have a long history of teaching English to Japanese students at the Junior and High School levels, and use my skills now to teach English speakers about Japanese language.

About Yae

My family was enthusiastic about international cultures, and so I became an English teacher in Japan. I taught English to Junior High School students in Osaka for more than 10 years. During this time I realized the importance of experiencing other cultures first-hand, so I went to the US and studi

Recent Reviews
Jos R.
Mrs Yae isn't only an extremely careful, thoughtful and well prepared instructor, she is also able to offer an insight into the culture which helps a lot when learning a language that isn't commonly used in this part of the world. As an ESL instructor myself, I appreciate Mrs Yae's techniques when it comes to explaining some of the most complicated aspects of the language, I highly recommend her services.

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Average Cost of Japanese Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute Japanese lessons in Chicago 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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"Rie Is a great teacher! Very nice and patient, she’s always willing to answer any questions I have and let’s me know if I’m doing a good job and what I need to work on. I get along well with her and she’s easy to talk to, which is a plus. I always feel like I have trouble communicating with people so to meet a teacher who makes having conversations much easier is great! It helps me feel more confident in asking questions and speaking Japanese."
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Took Japanese lessons from Rie T.
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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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"The first lesson went very well, and I look forward to the next one!"
Paul
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Super excited to take more lessons with Natsuki! Our first lesson nailed down my current understanding of Japanese and where to go from there, she is already super helpful and knowledgeable!"
Leland
Took Japanese lessons from Natsuki S.
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"Amazing! Sensei Is spectacular!"
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Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"She is awesome! You should definitely take lessons from her. She is very concerned about teaching her students."
Kevin
Took Japanese lessons from Rie T.
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"Yoshi Sensei is great at customizing the lessons to my specific needs and learning goals. I really enjoy our weekly classes and he is helping me slowly build my vocabulary and learn grammar."
Tim
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"We just signed up for additional lessons with Aimi. My granddaughter was reluctant to take online lessons. Aimi's teaching style and personality were the winning ticket. She is enthusiastic, her lessons are well organized, and she couldn't be nicer. Nicole looks forward to her lessons with Aimi, and we're so grateful and happy to have chosen her. Thank you!"
Darlene
Took Japanese lessons from Aimi F.
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"Yoshifumi is a great teacher. He's very nice and easy to relate to. My daughter is learning a lot."
Ilissa
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"I just finished my very first lesson and it was GREAT! Rie is patient and very much supportive. Thank you!"
Tatjana
Took Japanese lessons from Rie T.
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Learning Japanese in Chicago

If you’re taking Japanese lessons in Chicago, then you should know about all of the places in your city to learn about Japanese culture and history. While fine-tuning your language skills and pronunciation, take advantage of these opportunities to interact with Japanese-speaking people, try delicious Japanese foods, and increase your understanding and awareness of Japanese culture.

First let’s talk about all of the great restaurants where you can try delicious, authentic Japanese food.

Taketei

Taketei is known for having a fairly simple menu full of fresh, delicious sushi and sashimi. The staff is very friendly so this is a great place to practice your conversation skills.

Wasabi

Wasabi is the perfect place to go on a cold Chicago night for a bowl of

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steaming hot ramen (Japanese noodles). Try the different flavors to discover your favorite type of ramen.

Gyu-Kaku

Gyu-Kaku is a great place for a family dinner or outing with a group of friends. At this popular Japanese BBQ, you can order different types of meats and vegetables, and grill them right at your table. Some of the most popular menu items include the kalbi short rib, sukiyaki bibimbap (rice bowl), and yaki-shabu beef.

Besides food, there are a lot of other great ways to experience Japanese culture in Chicago. Here are some local Japanese organizations that host events and activities.

Japanese Cultural Center

With three different locations, The Japanese Cultural Center (JCC) offers martial arts and cultural arts classes in Chicago and the surrounding areas. There are classes in Aikido, Kendo, Shorinji Kempo, Ikebana (flower arrangement), meditation, and more. Check the website to find the nearest location, and stop in for a free class.

Chicago Area Origami Society (CHAOS)

Tap into your creative side and try origami (Japanese paper folding). Unlike other types of art, origami doesn’t require any cutting, gluing, or additional materials. CHAOS meets once a month, and all age groups and skill levels are welcome.

The Japan America Society of Chicago

The Japan America Society (JASC) is a not-for-profit association that works to promote understanding, and build and maintain a positive relationship between the two cultures. JASC promotes social interaction and friendship among its members. Check the website (www.jaschicago.org) to find out about local educational and cultural events.

These are just a few of the places you can explore while you’re taking Japanese lessons in Chicago. Remember, it’s much easier to learn a new language when you can apply your studies to real-life situations. Take advantage of any opportunity to interact with the Japanese-speaking community. Not only will this help you learn the Japanese language, you may even make some new friends!

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