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Seiko D.

Seiko D.

Hi, My name is Seiko. I am an experienced Japanese tutor teaching online nationwide as well as in-person locally in CA. I provide individually tailored lessons based on your interests, necessary improvements, and goals. You would most likely use textbooks during sessions. For business needs, my work experience would help you not only learn the language but also strengthen your communication skills in understanding its cultural aspects and nuance. For job seekers and Japanese college applications, I have experience in reviewing and proofreading resumes and essays as well as JLPT test preparations.
/30 mins
Wakana Y.

Wakana Y.

I am a Japanese trainer with extensive knowledge in teaching Japanese as a second/third language. I work closely with my students to identify their goals and objectives and develop tailored lessons for a more effective learning experience. I believe that you will absorb more effectively when you enjoy learning and you are encouraged to learn! I teach basic through advanced Japanese. • Speaking, listening, reading, writing, Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji • Conversational Japanese: casual/polite/formal • Real-life applications to Japanese life and culture • Nuance in Japanese • Japanese way of thinking, trends, custom, traditional and contemporary Japanese culture
/30 mins
Hikaru I.

Hikaru I.

During my undergraduate studies, I worked as a president of SUNY Albany Japanese Student Association and also worked as a TA for Japanese 101 classes, and I absolutely love to teach languages! I understand it is often very hard to find a language tutor outside of the spoken community, and I hope to provide you with the opportunity to be exposed to authentic media sources to acquire natural fluency. Hope to hear from you soon!
/60 mins
Yoshifumi O.

Yoshifumi O.

初めまして!🎌👇Please check out my students testimonials (Photos&Videos)👇🎍'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. #Student Age 13to 75👩👨 I was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. I have over 32 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.
/30 mins
Toshi M.

Toshi M.

💖 Special Offer!! First lesson for $1 or 3 for $30/30min lesson. Limited time offer! Don't miss out!! 💖🌟I am a Los Angeles US-based certified veteran NATIVE Japanese language instructor/coach/mentor with over 18 years of experience. I teach people of all ages from all over the world, through online platforms. Anyone who knows me knows that I am an enthusiastic teacher and serious when it comes to Japanese language matters. Manners ARE part of the Japanese language. I will teach you Japanese manners first. I’m living in Calabasas, Los Angeles ( in the Valley ) CA, USA for more than 28 years. (PST). So that’s why, I laterally speak “Volley girl English” Sounds so so good, right? Ha lol J/K 😆 Currently, I have students from the USA, Australia, Canada, Singapore, Italy, Germany, New Zealand, Türkiye, and Japan. ✅ I have worked with veterans, police officer, MLB professional athletes (MVP 2010), Hollywood film editors, producers, actors, actresses, TV presenters, filmmakers, voice actresses, professional makeup artists, Facebook account managers, Taco Bell managers, investors, realtors, doctors, lawyers, karate teachers, professors, American college and elementary, middle, high school students, mothers, single fathers, etc (See below’s photo section) 🌎🪐UPDATE: Takelessons Acquired by Microsoft. I'm a part of the Microsoft family. 🌏🪐 🌟 I am also working on a project through Google, since 2013. It's a data collection project that leads to the betterment of Google products for voice search capabilities in their Google search engine, Chrome software. Google has chosen me to record, translate, and transcribe for these projects within the Japanese division! ❤️ NEW ❤️ Watch My “YouTube Channel” videos below. I will upload a new video every week or two. 🏆” SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY” 🔥 Speak Japanese Like a Native! 🔵 NEXT-LEVEL LEARNING SYSTEM 🔵 ⭐️ I don't just teach the Japanese language, I also teach the true meaning of Japanese spirit and soul and the right mindset, the right attitude. Such as : 1. Respect for human beings 2. Benevolence 3. Rectitude 4. Honor 5. Honesty/Sincerely 6. Loyalty 7. Politeness/Propriety 8. Courage 9. Alertness/Awareness 10. Clear Mind 11. Emotional balance 12. Japanese manners, etiquette, customs, cultures. 💜 Take the class fully online via Zoom. 💜 One on One PRIVATE online lessons or GROUP online lessons. Learn from anywhere and from any country! 💜GROUP discount available for more than 3 people. Takelessons.com requires all group lesson students to sign up and purchase their lessons separately. Do you want to take a trip to Japan with your family? Is your business or company involved with Japanese customers or suppliers? Test prep? Is it your dream to work for a Japanese company in the future? Do you want to understand Japanese animé or movies? Or Interest in the Japanese language and culture? Do you want to speak, read, and write Japanese? 🌈 I know this is just a lesson you’ve been waiting for. I’m teaching you tricks and secrets that you probably didn't learn in your textbooks and normal traditional Japanese classroom. 1: Develop your Japanese speaking skills like a native. 2: During my class, learn the full set of real natural Japanese, anime words, polite forms, speaking, and listening, reading, and writing training. 3: My class meets you where you are and pushes your skills to new levels. 4: The Art of Listening and Mimicking. New skills for Japanese language Pitch, Tone. 5: Breaking Bad Habits and Psychology. 6: Speaking With real feeling and Emotion. 7: Finding Confidence as a Japanese speaker. 8: How To Improve Faster like a native Japanese speaker. (includes writing, reading, hiragana, katakana, kanji) 💘 Master "Core Rapport Methodology" 💘 ⭐️ Learn through a step-by-step curriculum ⭐️ Drastically improve your Japanese skills through complete Japanese sessions. ⭐️ It's an unforgettable learning experience designed to level you up. ⭐️ All Levels: Beginner or advanced, this class will level you up. ⭐️ This isn’t your typical “online course”. It’s a fully immersive learning experience. Look at the “Reviews” on why students love this class. Thousands of students have leveled up! 🔷🔸🔷🔸🔷 JAPANESE 15 WEEKS BEGINNER COURSE AVAILABLE 🔷🔸🔷🔸🔷 (♦️Special Discount! Limited-Time Offer♦️ ) 🗝 15 Weeks Commitment 🗝 ⭐️AN IMMERSIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCE ⭐️Become a better Japanese speaker in 15 weeks. ⭐️15 WEEKS. PERFECTLY STRUCTURED. Learn through a step-by-step curriculum SPEAK JAPANESE LIKE A NATIVE WITH COACH TOSHI 💚 Provided Materials 💚 💟 Beginner Course ( 15weeks Package) 60 min class, One on One private online Zoom class. CLASS included: Japanese syllables sounds, Kanji understanding, Kanji strokes systems, grammar, vocabularies, writing, reading, speaking, sentence structures, slang, rough, casual, polite forms, verbs, business Japanese, learning cultures, manners, etiquettes, rules, business manners, society, etc. ⭐️Get personalized feedback as you learn. Throughout the class, you’ll share your ongoing progress, receive feedback, and ask and answer questions. 💘 Coach Toshi may occasionally answer questions and give feedback. 💘 Ready to level up in 15 weeks? 🔐 RESERVE YOUR SPOT: Click “View Lesson Packages” then click on 60min/15 lessons or DM me through “Ask Toshi A Question” or simply call Takelessons customer service. They'll set it up for you!! 🚫🚫🚫 15 weeks class is a one-time charge. No cancelations and No refunds are given for 15 weeks of class 🚫🚫🚫 🥊🥊🥊 30 Weeks BOOT CAMP Course!! ( If you want to go to work in Japan, SERIOUSLY? Take a 30 Week “Boot Camp Course”. Don’t miss out. It's just like the military training program. You will learn how to show respect, be responsible, humble for superiors and elders, and how to handle and deal, with aspects of a strict Japanese company's business rules, etiquette, society, and manner in a real Japanese way! You will become a new reliable Japanese person. Your mindset and attitude are renewed and changed. Also learn the culture, ready to work for a Japanese company in Japan ) if you have questions, DM me through Takelessons “Ask Toshi A Question”🥊🏋🏻‍♀️🚴🏻‍♀️ ⭐️ In any important decision, there are four key elements to success for the Japanese language: 1: KNOWLEDGE 2: ACTION 3: SUPPORT 4:REFLECTION ⭐️ I want to teach you to do - to employ these four key elements to empower you to step into your potential... and into your future. Level up in speaking. Are you ready?
/30 mins
Chieko N.

Chieko N.

Hi, I'm Chieko. I'm Japanese and living in California and 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 in Business Japanese. I know the business custom is very different among countries and Japanese one is a little complicated.. So, if you'd like to communicate with Japanese smoothly, 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.
/30 mins
Sunho K.

Sunho K.

Here is a little about me, I'm from Korea, graduated in Japan, working in America. Also,I'm an outgoing person. I like cooking, painting and watching movies. I really would like to meet new students who interested in Asian culture and people who would like to share their lifestyles and hobbies. Hope to meet you soon!
/30 mins
Ai P.

Ai P.

Hi, I have a Master of Education in TESL; therefore, I've mainly taught ESL, which made me adept at second language acquisition. I speak Japanese and English, and also took Chinese and Italian in college. Learning a second language seems hard, but it can be quite effortless. What you need to do is just to get used to the new sounds and patterns of the language. It does take time, but what you are trying to do is to become familiar with it. Repetition is the key. I first taught Japanese to my friends at college in 2002 and I’ve always enjoyed teaching and interacting with students even though I didn’t expect it to become my career then. I have taught adults including senior citizens, college, high school and middle school students, and young children. Teaching Japanese to American military personnel and spouses who were stationed in Japan was the most rewarding experiences I’ve had. They truly needed the language skills to live in Japan, and they really appreciated that they were able to learn survival Japanese that’s instantly useful out in town. I grew up in Japan and came to the US to go to college. When I was a college student, I taught Japanese and English to middle and high school students during summer back in Japan. I teach all levels including those who are starting out and also want to improve their fluency and deepen the understanding of the culture and history as well! I’m looking forward to working with whomever is interested in my language :) Thank you!!
/30 mins
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