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Do you want to learn a language that is valuable for both business and understanding a rich, vibrant culture? Japanese, or Nihongo, will provide you with the opportunity to join an immense community of speakers. In fact, an estimated 128 million people speak Japanese worldwide, making it the ninth most spoken language worldwide!

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An involved, experienced teacher is crucial when learning or brushing up on a language. Whether you need Japanese lessons for beginners or you’ve been studying for years, our certified tutors will help you reach your goals through personalized lessons and one-on-one instruction. Teacher reviews are readily accessible from our directory, so you can easily find an instructor who will fit your learning style.

Our Japanese teachers set their rates, which are available as you explore their profiles. The average cost of Japanese lessons is $37 for a 30-minute session, $46 for 45 minutes, or $65 for 60-minute classes. We have many teachers to choose from, so there’s sure to be a match for your time and budget.

Once you have chosen your teacher, schedule, and package, you can complete the sign-up process—you are one step closer to fluency in the Japanese language!

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It is never too early or too late to take Japanese lessons near you! A second (or third!) language improves cognition in children and adults alike. Children benefit from the introduction of a foreign language in many ways, including increased testing scores, a stronger understanding of their native language, and a more natural accent. Meanwhile, adults can improve memory skills and increase mental flexibility.

Whether you are looking for Japanese lessons for kids or adults, we have you covered. Since our one-on-one lessons are tailored specifically to you and your skill level, our Japanese tutors near you work with a wide range of ages.

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Our personal approach to teaching Japanese means you will always have the right level of instruction. We offer introductory, intermediate, and expert level tutoring in Japanese tailored directly to you as a student, your experiences and learning style, as well as your current understanding of the Japanese language. From Japanese lessons for beginners to near-fluent speakers, our tutors can adjust their curriculum to suit your needs.

We offer Japanese lessons near you. You can look for lessons at home, in the teacher’s studio, or online just by browsing our list of qualified tutors. Teachers’ backgrounds and reviews are listed right on their profiles, and you can even contact tutors beforehand to ensure that your needs are met!

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Japanese Lessons

If you are beginning your study of Japanese, your tutor will focus on teaching you fundamental skills. These topics will include vocabulary, grammar, and writing techniques.

  • The Japanese alphabets
  • Basic grammar and tenses
  • Keywords and phrases
  • Cultural study

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Japanese Lessons

At the intermediate level, you will begin to incorporate intermediate writing, conversational, and grammatical skills.

  • Katakana and kanji
  • Conversation
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Cultural study

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Japanese Lessons

Advanced topics will, as always, be geared toward your needs. Advanced vocabulary, grammar, and conversational topics will fine-tune your knowledge of the Japanese language and culture.

  • Fluency
  • Grammar
  • Cultural study

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Is it hard to learn Japanese?

Japanese has many factors that can make it difficult for English speakers to master, such as three intermixable alphabets and three levels of formality. While it is not a tonal language like many East Asian languages, it has its own complexities. In short, yes, learning Japanese can be hard!

This is why TakeLessons is a great way to get the support you need. Individualized instruction will make a huge difference in the speed and depth of your learning. With your dedication and our expertise, you will be able to learn Japanese well. Our certified, knowledgeable Japanese teachers will work with you to master both the language and the cultural knowledge necessary for fluency.

Our Japanese tutors are focused on helping you meet your language goals. By signing up with TakeLessons to learn Japanese, you are making an investment in your personal and professional future.

Is Japanese worth learning?

Absolutely! Japanese is a beautiful and useful language that is well worth learning. For both business and personal purposes, Japanese presents new opportunities and allows you to partake in a culture that is both at the forefront of the modern world and steeped in a strong history of tradition.

Many employment opportunities arise through knowledge of the Japanese language, including diplomacy, translation and interpretation, and education. There are many hobbies and media available to Japanese speakers, as well, that can make mastering the language a worthwhile investment of time and resources.

Be sure to consider your reasons for learning Japanese and try to incorporate these interests early in your instruction, so that you can build on that platform to achieve your personal goals. Early success will help you continue to work toward greater goals, and our tutors can help you focus on the areas you are most interested in learning.

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