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Japanese Conversation for Beginners
$15
with Rosita R.
Start learning a new language today with this easy intro to Japanese conversation. Even if you've never had a Japanese conversation before, you'll learn useful phrases that will have you speaking Japanese today.
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Crash Course in Japanese Slang and Pop Culture
$10
with Kana L.
Get ready for the Japanese slang and pop culture knowledge they won't teach you in school. In this class, you will learn expressions for talking with friends, especially about music and anime.
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Intro to Japanese Writing 2: Katakana
$15
with Kenji Luis T.
In this class, you'll learn several different ways to write the Japanese alphabet, and practice writing some simple Japanese words as well. Follow along in this fun, interactive online group class and soon you'll be able to read and write in Japanese.
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Japanese Vocabulary Booster 3: Travel
$10
with Emily G.
Each week in this class, you'll learn new Japanese words and vocabulary. Examples of what you might learn in this series include terms for weather, family, numbers, and more! Sign up for this class and commit to expanding your Japanese vocabulary.
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Natasha April 29, 2016
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Awesome! Jesse is an encouraging and knowledgeable teacher! Only had one lesson so far, but I look forward to more!
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Andy March 18, 2016
Singing · In home
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he is GREAT!
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Chris March 14, 2016
Singing · In home
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My first experience was great! Looking forward to the next class for sure!
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Toshi M.

Los Angeles, CA

I don't just teach the Japanese language, I also teach the true meaning of Japanese spirit and soul! Do you want to take a trip to Japan with your family? Is your business or company involved with Japanese customers or suppliers? Is it your dream to work for a Japanese company in the future? Do you want to understand Japanese animé or movies? Interest in the Japanese language and culture? Do you want to speak, read and write Japanese? I can offer you my One on One online lessons or Group online lessons by Skype! Are you a beginner -- or an advanced student -- or you want to learn Japanese from zero?? Whatever your level, I can help! You will be able to learn in your spare time, on coffee break, at the beach, or at any public cafe! You will be able to learn wearing your pajamas during your day off in your home or even when you on your vacation! I can be with you everywhere by Skype! You will be able to learn from anywhere and from any country! I have ten years of experience in ...

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Kathy April 26, 2016
Japanese · Online
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I can't not tell you how wonderful Toshi is! My son has been taking lessons with Toshi and is so excited and motivated. Toshi has a great way of teaching and his method of teaching really works. I highly recommend trying out lessons with Toshi you will not regret it; and you'll be speaking in no time.
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George April 14, 2016
Japanese · Online
Toshi is very fun to talk to and is always very nice and really teaches you how to pronounce the words and things of that nature. You learn a lot of vocabulary which is very useful.
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Brandon. C April 8, 2016
Japanese · Online
I love Toshi-sensei because he plays J-pop while we work. He is cool, fun, kind, nice, very positive. He teaches me Japanese culture, J-pop, J-anime, ice cream, snacks, something new every time. and he does a lots of fun things with me. I can speak and read Japanese now. Thank you Toshi-sensei. I love Japanese lesson with Toshi-sensei.
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Emily G.

Baton Rouge, LA

Japanese is my pet subject, and I am passionate about both learning and teaching it! Whether you're about to start learning yourself or are already learning and looking for extra help, congratulations! I have been teaching Japanese for two years to a variety of students, such as college students and military preparing to be stationed in Okinawa. Teaching Japanese is a particular passion of mine, because even though I wanted to learn as a high-schooler I had to wait until my sophomore year of college to find a teacher. Japanese learning should be far more easily accessible, and that's what I'm here for! Whatever your goal is, to learn Japanese for professional purposes, private purposes, or even just to watch your favorite TV programs without subtitles, I make it my personal goal to help you achieve it. I look forward to helping you succeed with Japanese!

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Shauna M. March 11, 2016
Latin · Online
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Emily was great! She is very knowledgeable and brings fun energy to her lessons! Highly recommend Emily, her knowledge for the history of language makes for a well-rounded, interesting session!
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Tom M. January 13, 2016
Latin · Online
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Excellent job and a pleasure to work with!
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Maria W. January 12, 2016
English · In studio
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Emily is a wonderful teacher, She takes the time to explain, I hardly. Can't write. And pronounce English so I recommend Emily.

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The Best Way to Learn Japanese: 11 Proven Study Methods That Work

If you're taking Japanese lessons, you probably want to know how to study smarter, not harder. Maximize your learning with these study tips from language teacher Elaina R... Japan has a lot to offer: great food, interesting culture, and wonderful sightseeing. As a result, lots of English speakers want to learn Japanese. Unfortunately, Japanese isn't always easy to learn. Not only are there new phonetics and grammar; the written language consists of thousands of intricate characters. So … Read More
The Best Way to Learn Japanese: 11 Proven Study Methods That Work
If you're taking Japanese lessons, you probably want to know how to study smarter, not harder. Maximize your learning with these study tips from language teacher Elaina R... Japan has a lot to offer: great food, interesting culture, and wonderful sightseeing. As a result, lots of English speakers want to learn Japanese. Unfortunately, Japanese isn't always easy to learn. Not only are there new phonetics and grammar; the written language consists of thousands of intricate characters. So
Jet Set to Japan: The Top 10 Japan Travel Blogs
If you're studying Japanese, you may be preparing for an upcoming trip to Japan. Traveling to Japan is an unforgettable experience, but if you want to make the most of your trip, you have to prepare in advance. Here are 10 Japan travel blogs to help you plan ahead for your upcoming trip. 1. Only in Japan Only in Japan covers nearly every popular and traditional aspect of the country and culture. From manga to beaches to backpacking, you will be well prepared for your trip if you read th
15 Fun-to-Say Japanese Onomatopoeias (with audio)
It’s time to make your Japanese vocabulary POP! In this article, Japanese teacher Yo’el E. will take you through 15 Japanese Onomatopoeias that are even more fun to say than they look…   What Are Onomatopoeias? An onomatopoeia is a word where meaning is derived from a sound, or when a word sounds like how it looks. In English, we have onomatopoeias like "cock-a-doodle-doo" for the sound a rooster makes, or "crunch" for the act of crushing things. Onomatopoeias are quite common i
Learn Japanese Through Music: 7 Fun Songs to Sing at Karaoke
Karaoke is a fun activity in any language, but believe it or not, singing karaoke is also a great way to improve your Japanese-language skills. Karaoke, as we know it, actually started in Kobe City, Japan. The word 'karaoke' is a combination of the words kara (from karappo, which means 'empty') and oke (from okesutura, which means 'orchestra'). You may not have realized that you can learn Japanese through music, but karaoke is one of the best ways to practice vocabulary and pronunciati
15 Japanese Vocabulary Words for Travelers
You don’t have to master the entire Japanese language to be able to communicate on a basic level with native Japanese speakers. When it comes to basic communication, a few essential words and phrases can help you get by on your trip to Japan. Whether you're taking Japanese lessons or planning a trip to Japan, here are the Japanese vocabulary words you should know. Traveling to Japan Whenever you travel to a new country, you need your passport. The Japanese word for passport is pasupoto (pa

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