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Miku A.

Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Chinese, Japanese
  • Bachelor of Science, International Business from Pepperdine University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Miku A.

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I am a native Japanese & Chinese speaker and a resident in the United States. I am trilingual in Japanese, Chinese and English for written and verbal, so I could teach all three of the languages! I have been in the United States for 8 years with fluent English level, so communication will not be a problem with me:) I graduated from Pepperdine University as an International Business Major, and I have a year of tutoring experience at the non-profit organization. I am an outgoing and friendly person, so I will make my class unique with a friendly atmosphere! Please send me a message with your language level if you are interested in my lesson!

About Miku

I am a native Japanese & Chinese speaker and a resident in the United States. I am trilingual in Japanese, Chinese and English for written and verbal, so I could teach all three of the languages! I have been in the United States for 8 years with fluent English level, so communication will not be a

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Aimi F.

31 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Japanese and English
  • Bachelor Degree from Okinawa Christian University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Aimi F.

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Over the past five years I have taught Japanese to over 50 students from all over the world.
I am willing to teach students of all ages. Beginner to advanced speakers welcome!

About Aimi

I was born and raised in Japan. Over the past five years I have taught Japanese to over 50 students from all over the world. I am willing to teach students of all ages. Beginner to advanced speakers welcome. If you want to learn Japanese, I can teach you online. It's very easy and fun!

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Aimi is wonderful. She is helping my 5 yr old son continue his Japanese education since he is out of school due to the current epidemic. She is very patient and makes learning fun. My son looks forward to his classes with Aimi every week!
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Aimi 先生 is a great teacher:) I enjoy having classes with her!
Leah G.
Aimi is very nice and accommodating. Looking forward to the next lessons with her.
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Kellyn L.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Japanese
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Classical Trombone Performance from University of Lynchburg
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Kellyn L.

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You'll be learning basic conversations you could have in japanese, as well as learning how to write and read. It will start out mostly in English, but as we progress our conversations and lessons will be more and more in Japanese.

About Kellyn

I was always focused on my own personal growth. I am naturally very curious and generally pretty hungry for learning. I am a native English and Japanese speaker. I have two degrees in Trombone Performance in which I have a lot of experiences performing. I've performed in 5 countries (counting the U

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Severin D.

Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Awarded First Place from Chicago Flute Club
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Severin D.

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I have a strong grasp of material typically covered in the first two years of university instruction. I have used the textbook and workbook of Genki I and II in my coursework, and have recently begun using Tobira: Gateway to Advanced Japanese in my independent study.

About Severin

Hello, my name is Severin. I am a master's student in flute performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, IN. I am originally from Chicago, IL, where I was able to have a very rich experience of the arts growing up. I am often told that I have a very gentle, calm, and

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Chieko N.

26 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Science from Tokyo Metropolitan University
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Chieko N.

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Hi, I'm Chieko. I'm Japanese and living in California but go back and forth between here and Tokyo. So I know the trend of Japan well. Furthermore, I have long working experience as manager in some major international companies in Japan. So I can help you communicate with Japanese workers using natural and effective language. I know the business custom is very different between countries and Japan's one is a little complicated.. So, if you'd like to get along with Japanese, please ask me what to do in a situation you encounter.
I have successfully passed the Japanese Language Teaching Competency Test authorized by the Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language in October 2016.

About Chieko

I am a native Japanese speaker. I'm now living in the USA but also in Japan and go back and forth here and Tokyo. So I know the Japanese trend well from comics to businesses. I have long working experience as engineering manager at some major international companies in japan. I know it is difficul

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Chieko is a wonderful teacher. My son has taken classes with her over the last year, and she knows how to make a very complex subject approachable and fun. Highly recommend Chieko!

Mitch H.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $37
  • Speaks Spanish, Japanese
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Teaches Beginner
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Mitch H.

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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 fin

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Average Cost of Japanese Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute Japanese lessons in Chicago is $59. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $85 per hour.
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$48 average
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"Seiko walks with me every lesson through the "Japanese for busy people" book and I like how she asks me to go through exercises in japanese so I can get used to listening. We also spend time enriching vocabulary."
Nikolaos
Took Japanese lessons from Seiko D.
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"My son enjoys the classes with Mona. She is amazing! My son is learning Japanese, and he is eager to improve every class."
Carolina
Took Japanese lessons from Mona S.
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"Sensei Yoshi had a lot of resources to share, lots of examples which he was able to access as I asked questions. A very thorough lesson with as much detail as I wanted."
Sally
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Very good japanese teacher. Helping me review all me weekly classes and providing me with more insight."
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Took Japanese lessons from Mayuko G.
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"It was an amazing lesson. I enjoyed it very much, can't wait till next week.
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Christina
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Very friendly, knowledgeable and engaging. My son really loved his 1st lesson and looking forward to more lessons."
Isaiah
Took Japanese lessons from Clare K.
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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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"She made us feel like we could really learn Japanese"
Suan
Took Japanese lessons from Rie T.
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"Great class, had fun!"
DiMarco
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Working with Kana Sensei is such a wonderful learning experience! I highly, highly recommend her as a tutor!"
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Took Japanese lessons from Kana L.
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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 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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