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Emi S.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, Engilsh, Japanese
  • Master of Arts degree in Japanese Pedagogy from Columbia University
  • Teaches students 15 and up
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Emi S.

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We can focus on all four skills; speaking, listening, reading, and writing, but if a student would like to focus on only speaking, we can certainly do that as well. We also talk about cultural aspects of Japan and cover the vocabularies related to the cultural aspects.

About Emi

Hello, my name is Emi. I was born in Nagano prefecture and raised in Saitama prefecture. After graduating from college in Tokyo, I moved to the U.S. and have been teaching Japanese at public middle schools as well as colleges for almost 30 years. My hobbies are practicing musical instruments and

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Russell
Sensei seems to really enjoy teaching. As both a native speaker and a longtime resident of the US, she is able to bridge the cultures in a way that many instructors would not be able to. I have been studying with her for over six months - both in a private and college setting - and I feel that I would be hard pressed to find a better teacher. In a college setting, she is very strict and covers a lot of material in a short period of time, and those who take her courses must be prepared to expend significant time and energy for success, but those who can keep up are well equipped to continue their studies with pretty much any other teacher or course.
Chris
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.
Anderson
Emi is the second private tutor that my company has had and she by far has been the best, hands-down. She is professional and experienced but she is also flexible with scheduling which is a necessity for business professionals who travel quite a bit for work.
The homework is not strenuous but is focused and important for success in her lessons. She also teaches at a nice pace but also is willing to work with you if you feel that you are falling behind. You can absolutely tell that Emi cares about her students and their progression with the language no matter their age and experience.
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Masaki K.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Masaki K.

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Do you want to understand your favorite anime show, movies or Japanese culture better? Do you want to learn to crack jokes in Japanese and win any crowd over? Would you like to do business in Japan and need someone who can not only teach you the language, but cultural differences and etiquette so you can win over any client?

Japanese and English are polar opposites in many ways.
Sentence structures are upside down. English is written horizontally left to right, but traditional Japanese is written vertically right to left.
Communicating can be difficult when what can be spoken directly in English has to be said in more subtle ways in Japanese, and this miscommunication can cause relationships to break down.

My passion is to help people cross cultural barriers and make new friends.
Learning a new language can build confidence and expand your mind in ways you never thought possible!

One of the signs that you have truly mastered a language is to understand the humor. I can ...

About Masaki

About me. I was born in Fukuoka, Japan and moved to the US when I was 18. I studied ESL then got a degree in marketing and worked in Real Estate and Finance for many years. I learned English from scratch when I moved to California and am now completely fluent in English, so much so that peop

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Ryu
He is animated, fun and creates a positive teaching atmosphere. His lessons are designed for a beginner and tailored to my student.
Beverly N.
When trying to find a tutor, I did a lot of research and ended up picking Masaki as my teacher. I definitely made the right choice because he's great! I like how he stresses the importance of the fundamentals, including the correct pronunciation. His goal isn't just for your Japanese to be "good enough", he wants to make it so that you sound like a native speaker. He doesn't hesitate to correct me, but in a very kind way. I've booked 1-hour lessons with him, but because I learn so much in every class so far, the time always feels so short.
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May G.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $22
  • Speaks Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2018
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May G.

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I am an open minded, friendly, multicultural experienced tutor of Japanese languages.
I can personalize lessons at your request from using basic GENKI textbook or Japanese for busy people to free conversation upon your advance request. Please let me know what your purpose and goal. I will do my best to help you to achieve your goal. (Hopefully with a lot of fun.)
I can also teach you Japanese culture such as Origami, cooking and calligraphy. I love Japanese history and would like to share richness of Japanese culture.

About May

My native language is Japanese. I grew up and obtained B.A in Linguistic at Kinjo University, Nagoya, Japan. I have 4 years of English tutoring experience for local high school English learners in Japan. As a career, I was an instructor for the airline reservation system to travel agents. Teaching

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Wakana Y.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2009
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Wakana Y.

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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

About Wakana

Hello! My name is Wakana. I am an energetic yet very patient native Japanese with many years of experience in teaching Japanese. My motto is to provide a learning experience while having fun and being encouraged to learn more. I understand how frustrated it can be when one learns a language as

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Adrianne K.
I had so much fun today speaking Japanese with Wakana! She is very kind and will help you if you don't know what to say. I look forward to learning more with Wakana!
Jin
Passionate that you learn what is important and engaging for you. Absolutely love her!
Jamie
Great teacher! Wakana tailors her lessons to your goals and makes the lessons a lot of fun! She’s very enthusiastic and definitely wants to see her students succeed. I would recommend her 100%!
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Setsuko H.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English & Japanese
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz Vocal Performance from City College of New York
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Setsuko H.

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Hi there,

Thank you very much for visiting my page! My name is Setsuko!

The big thing about my lesson is that I can customize your lesson based on your passion and interest :)
I will listen to you deeply, understand your goal and tailor a fun and inspirational lesson just for you!

After each lesson, I promise that you will feel so empowered being able to start to speak / write / read Japanese and understanding the logic behind the language.

I can break the grammar down and explain them in a way you will get it right away!
Through my lesson, you will gain the confidence to speak Japanese and express yourself :)

Please message me about what you want to learn, your passion and goal!

I am very looking forward to working with you!
Thank you very much.

Setsuko

About Setsuko

My name is Setsuko Hata. I am a music teacher for all ages. I teach singing, piano, songwriting, music theory and Japanese! I am originally from Osaka Japan and moved to the USA in 2011. My lessons are always tailored to each student's unique interests and passion. I love to help empower st

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Stephen
Setsuko is such a positive person who brings an amazing energy with her presence. She is perfect for teaching!

Naoko G.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Japanese
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
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Naoko G.

7 Reviews
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My lessons are full of originality and are designed to match your level and meet your goals and range from pre-intermediate to advanced levels.
It is all in one comprehensive lesson well balanced with speaking, listening, reading, new vocabulary, and grammar.
Students will review sentence structure and grammar usage by writing essays.
For those who use Japanese for work, for those who are going to take the JLPT test, and for those who are self-studying for Japanese classes in college, I will prepare lessons to meet your various objectives.
Classes are held in Japanese only.

About Naoko

My name is Naoko and I teach Japanese in NY state. I completed the studies for the 420-hour Advanced Japanese Teacher Training Course in 2013 and start teaching at my Japanese class; Ithaca Online Japanese Lesson. I have students from various occupations who want to improve their speaking skills in

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Rex
Naoko help prepare detail and practical lessons, which help me learn Japanese in a very structure way, and as fast as I could!
Greg J.
Very professional and very good teacher. I am looking forward to learning Japanese with her.
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Average Cost of Japanese Lessons in Boston, MA

The average cost of 60-minute Japanese lessons in Boston is $130. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $130 and $130 per hour.
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"Aimi is a great teacher and I enjoy every session!

Thank you Aimi!!!!"
Travis
Took Japanese lessons from Aimi F.
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"The lesson went so smoothly! He wasted no time in diving right into the lesson, which was wonderful. I am so appreciativeļ¼ŽHe already seems like a wonderful teacher and a nice person- and this is just after one lesson! I am highly impressed."
Hanna
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Great first lesson, Sunho is awesome!"
Jacob
Took Japanese lessons from Sunho K.
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"I have been taking these lessons for over a year and I’ve learned so much about the Japanese language and culture from Taro. He is an excellent instructor always ready to help me understand difficult concepts and is very kind."
Dan
Took Japanese lessons from Taro T.
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"Very good study session with Sunho-sensei. She is working diligently to help me remember new vocabulary and grammar concepts."
Toni
Took Japanese lessons from Sunho K.
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"very to the point and precise. Very informative"
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Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"I have begun to improve my Japanese with the help of Sunho-sensei. She is patient and very kind."
Toni
Took Japanese lessons from Sunho K.
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"I am a student from the Last year I wanted a native speaking Japanese tutor also an older guy who has more experience.
Sensei Yoshi 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.
Thanks Sensei Yoshi!"
David
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Sunho-sensei has a great teaching style. She prepares material that is very helpful in learning and remembering new vocabulary. Good Job!"
Toni
Took Japanese lessons from Sunho K.
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"Really patient and helpful. I had some computer problems starting the class and Oyamada sensei was very understanding about it. Overall, a really awesome first class and can't wait to keep going."
Colin
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

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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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