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Cokko K.

Quincy, MA
Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Sakura kurepas shoh from Sakura kurepas
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Cokko K.

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Experienced teach of 6 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate/advance student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Let's get started! more easy way to learn Japanese I know.

About Cokko

Experienced teacher of 5 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Lets's get started.

Ai P.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Japanese, Chinese, English
  • Political Science from UC Berkeley
  • Teaching since 2002
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Ai P.

18 Reviews
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Hi, 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 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 have a Master of Education in TESL. I teach all levels including those who are starting out and also want to improve their fluency and understand the culture and history too!
I’m looking forward to working with ...

About Ai

Hello, I am truly enjoying teaching every student of all subjects I teach. I enjoy meeting a variety of students and getting to know how unique each of them is. Currently, I teach Japanese, English and piano. I’m very grateful for all the students I’ve taught. Much as I teach them something, they’v

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Stephanie M.
My children just had their first lesson with Ai and they really enjoyed it. She tailored the lesson to them wonderfully based on their level and experience. They were engaged the entire time and cannot wait for the next one. We highly recommend Ai!
Shane
My son is taking lessons weekly with Ai and is really enjoying himself. Looking forward to many more sessions.
Shinichi T.
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Aki M.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • BA, Intercultural Communication from Ryukoku University
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Aki M.

5 Reviews
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I am a Japanese native speaker who has a deep interest in helping students learn Japanese and learn how to be successful in Japanese society. I lived in Japan until this past year and worked as a civil servant for seven years. During that time, I helped JET Program workers from America learn how to talk with their bosses and co-workers. This means I can help you learn smooth business Japanese as well as more casual language. In Japan and in the US, I frequently advise LGBTQ students and students of color about Japanese culture and how to adjust to Japanese society. Both Japanese language and culture can be tough--but I will work with you to help you succeed and achieve your goals!

My favorite aspect of tutoring is tailoring my lessons to YOUR needs and desires. If you would like anime, but need more speaking practice, I can come up with role-play situations that will allow you to talk about your interests. If you like Japanese culture and want to read more high-level texts, we can ...

About Aki

I am a Japanese native speaker who has a deep interest in helping students learn Japanese and learn how to be successful in Japanese society. I lived in Japan until this past year and worked as a civil servant for seven years. During that time, I helped JET Program workers from America learn how to

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Gail Saito
Lawrence
Aki has earned my highest recommendation. She provides weekly Japanese language and culture online tutoring to my 14-year-old son. She engages him fully, providing a rich multi-media experience utilizing video chat and whiteboarding effectively to simultaneously teach the spoken and written language (Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji). He is excited at the prospect of each new lesson and is learning quickly.
Martha
Aki is the best Japanese teacher that I have ever had! Aki plans lessons that exactly match the things I need to learn, so it is very efficient for me. She is especially good at explaining difficult grammar points in a very clear manner. She has really helped me improve in reading, writing and speaking. I am very grateful to her and strongly recommend her to other students.

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Mona S.

58 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2006
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Mona S.

58 Reviews
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I grew up speaking both Japanese and English at home and understand the difficulty of trying to juggle both languages! Whether you want to learn a new language, or simply want to brush up on your Japanese skills, I am always happy to be of help! Lessons will include reading, writing, listening, and speaking (both formal and colloquial styles). I use the Genki and Tobira books and also like to introduce students to classic and modern Japanese literature as a way to enhance the students’ cultural knowledge. I welcome beginning and intermediate Japanese students!

About Mona

I'm an active flutist and Japanese enthusiast currently living in Boston, MA! I hold degrees in Flute Performance from New England Conservatory and the University of Washington, and recently completed my Fulbright year at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. I believe that learning music shou

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Vilma S.
My daughter feels very comfortable with Mona. She is very excited and learning a lot. Great teacher Mona :)
Nico
Mona is a fantastic instructor for my 12 year old son. I foresee him learning much from her teaching style. Thanks, Mona!
Antonio
Great first lesson

Yuna N.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Bachelor / Advanced Course in English(ACE) from Mukogawa Women's University
  • Teaching since 2019
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Yuna N.

4 Reviews
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My lessons are highly recommended for whoever has been studying Japanese at school or planing going on studying in Japan as exchange students. If you are not satisfied with how you are studying Japanese at school because it's too formal or academic & you would like to learn more conversational Japanese, I am here for you!!! Feel free to message me for inquiry or send me a tutor request :)

About Yuna

Hi my name is Yuna. I'm born & raised in Osaka, Japan and living in Fort Worth now. I studied English without any serious studying. I studied English by meeting & interacting with a lot of English speaking people. I would like to teach you Japanese in the same way as I learned English. So what I of

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Madigan
Yuna 先生 is a wonderful teacher! She makes the lessons so fun and I have learned so many new words and phrases! The lesson feels casual and relaxed, and she makes it so easy to talk to in Japanese!
Zieozi
My daughter loved her lesson with Yuna. My daughter is just beginning to learn Japanese and had taken a few lessons elsewhere. She felt very comfortable with Yuna who was very knowledgeable, personable, professional and kind. Yuna made the learning experience a lot of fun for my daughter and look forward very much to their next session. An absolutely wonderful tutor.
Henna
Yuna is a wonderful instructor. I am looking forward to my next lesson.

Ai P.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Japanese, Chinese, English
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches Beginner, Advanced
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Ai P.

18 Reviews
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Online Japanese Teacher

Hi, 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 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 have a Master of Education in TESL. I teach all levels including those who are starting out and also want to improve their fluency and understand the culture and history too!
I’m looking forward to working with ...

About Ai

Hello, I am truly enjoying teaching every student of all subjects I teach. I enjoy meeting a variety of students and getting to know how unique each of them is. Currently, I teach Japanese, English and piano. I’m very grateful for all the students I’ve taught. Much as I teach them something, they’v

Recent Reviews
Stephanie M.
My children just had their first lesson with Ai and they really enjoyed it. She tailored the lesson to them wonderfully based on their level and experience. They were engaged the entire time and cannot wait for the next one. We highly recommend Ai!
Shane
My son is taking lessons weekly with Ai and is really enjoying himself. Looking forward to many more sessions.
Shinichi T.

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Average Cost of Japanese Lessons in Boston, MA

The average cost of 60-minute Japanese lessons in Boston is $64. 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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$51 average
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$64 average

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"Sensei Emi was patient, kind, and very thorough with her teaching. I started from knowing absolutely nothing about Japanese language or culture and now, having completed just 5 hours of lessons with her, I feel I have a solid foundation to build upon. Within our 5 hours we covered numbers, greetings, and almost all of the 46 basic hiragana. She was born and raised in Japan so it was lovely hearing about the culture and society from stories she lived through first hand. As I continue my education in Japanese I hope to return to her and continue to learn more. I highly recommend her as a teacher to anyone learning Japanese at any level."
Chris
Took Japanese lessons from Emi S.
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"Rie sensei is simply the best language teacher I've ever had. Do yourself a favor and take lessons from her."
Kevin
Took Japanese lessons from Rie T.
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"Natsuki is so knowledgeable, as well as kind and patient!! Exactly what my kids need!!"
Harper
Took Japanese lessons from Natsuki S.
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"Great class lesson with Sunho-sensei. She offers good suggestions for studying new vocabulary and strategy for studying for the JLPT. Great test question examples!"
Toni
Took Japanese lessons from Sunho K.
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"Clare has been an amazing tutor! I did about ten weeks of one-on-one Japanese lessons in anticipation of a trip to Japan - although the trip fell through, Clare was extremely helpful and patient, always teaching with an emphasis on how things would actually be expressed in Japan. She was great at establishing the foundations and rules of grammar, but also when those rules can be broken.

After spending several years in the country, she also has fabulous insights into the culture and how to navigate as a non-native in Japan. Thanks Clare, I will be certainly be back when I can plan my next trip!"
Laura
Took Japanese lessons from Clare K.
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"My son has just started taking classes with Clare. Since he began, she has gone above and beyond our expectations. She consistently give us updates on his progress and has been very helpful with organizing his work and sending us information to assist with his studying. He is really enjoying the class."
Desmond
Took Japanese lessons from Clare K.
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"My daughter loves her instructor and was very happy with her."
Tracie
Took Japanese lessons from Hikaru I.
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"My son is taking lessons weekly with Ai and is really enjoying himself. Looking forward to many more sessions."
Shane
Took Japanese lessons from Ai P.
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"Yoshi-sensei has a great teaching style. He prepares material that is very helpful in learning and remembering new vocabulary.
すばらしい日本人の先生です。"
Nathan
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"I wanted a native speaking Japanese tutor also older guy who has more experience.
Yoshi is is amazing. It seems that with every class, he shares yet another "goodie" from his treasure chest of Japanese language and culture learning tools, study aids, games, approaches to learning, mastery drills, etc. I really recommend him to anyone!"
David
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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Learning Japanese Language and Culture in Boston

By Kaoru N. - Boston Japanese Teacher

If you’re interested in taking Japanese lessons in Boston, you’re in a great place to learn both the language and the culture. I have lived in the United States for more than 10 years, and I have been in five other cities besides Boston including Nashville, San Antonio, Seattle, New York, and Cleveland. I've met a lot of people in these cities who loved to learn about Japanese culture, and they often pointed out that it was difficult to get in touch with actual Japanese people and Japanese culture. This is not the case in Boston; the city has a strong connection with Japanese culture.

Living in Boston, I have always felt the strong bond between the city and my culture. This relationship continues to grow as new Japanese businesses and establishments continue to develop and thrive. Now, there's even a direct flight to Tokyo from Boston, which makes traveling to Japan much easier!

One of the best parts of learning about any new culture is trying new foods. There are several Japanese restaurants in the Boston area. Many of the ramen (Japanese noodles) restaurants are Japanese owned and operated. Even if you don’t have a car, or live far away from some of these restaurants, they're all easily accessible by public transit.

Gyukaku is a franchised Yakiniku restaurant. Yakiniku is Japanese barbecue. The servers bring out raw meat, and you can grill it yourself at your table. This is a very fun dining experience for families or groups of friends. Even though it’s a franchise, the food is very authentic. The Boston branch is located right by the train stop, so you don’t have to worry about traffic or parking.

Besides the delicious Japanese restaurants, there are several other opportunities to experience Japanese culture in Boston. The Kaji Aso Studio hosts local events, puts on authentic Japanese tea ceremonies, and offers courses on calligraphy, art, and Japanese culture. You can also visit the Michiko Studios, where calligraphy master, Michiko Imai, displays her art and teaches calligraphy classes. To find out more about more local Japanese events, check out the Japan Society of Boston website (http://www.japansocietyboston.org/).

I mentioned authentic food and traditional culture, but now it’s time to talk about the Japanese subculture you will find here in Boston. There are several festivals and events every year. One of the biggest events is Anime Boston (www.animeboston.com), an annual convention devoted to Japanese anime and games. People dress up in costume as their favorite characters, and there are several fun events and contests.

If you’re thinking of taking Japanese lessons in Boston, there are lots of great opportunities to experience the Japanese culture. Now it’s time to get out there and explore everything the city has to offer. Study hard, but don’t forget to have fun!

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