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Madeleine G.

Teaches Online
Starting at $67
  • Speaks Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Madeleine G.

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Learning Japanese is fun and cool! Madeleine has 7 years teaching experience with Japanese.
With Madeleine, you can learn in a way that...

-Memorizing things is easy and fun
-You can learn cool historical and cultural connections to the language
-You can make the transition to watching anime RAW/subtitled!
-You can feel confident traveling or doing a homestay in Japan

Madeleine will even suggest travel plans! She has many years of experience leading group trips to Japan and can help make your Japan Trip fun and amazing!

About Madeleine

I absolutely love teaching. I try to give my cello and voice students an education with the goal that they will someday be able to join an orchestra and be able to share in the joy of music making with others. I focus on a firm grounding of music theory and sight-reading so that students will come

Shinobu K.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Shinobu K.

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KONNICHIWA !
Hello!

I am very happy that you are interested in learning Japanese.
I am Japanese from Tokyo, teaching Japanese in Berkeley area to beginners to Advanced, children to adult. Many students moved to Japan after taking my lessons, traveling to Japan or passed JLPT N1 to N5. You can set up your goal and learn a real Japanese that you can speak, read and write in your daily life.

I make a teaching plan, text and worksheet only for you individually with your goal and preferences. I have a short lesson to teach Japanese only for your traveling, too.

I also teach Japanese cooking, Origami, songs, and Japanese calligraphy as a part of lesson, so you can touch the Japanese culture and enjoy them!

Some students prefer to have a lesson at a cafe or a library, so if you live in the local, please pick your ideal place to learn Japanese comfortably. Moreover, you can take my lesson after work because I am available until 23:00. Even though you live in the local, you can join ...

About Shinobu

Hello! KONNICHIWA! I am very happy to hear that you are interested in learning Japanese. I have been teaching Japanese children to adult, beginners to advanced. I had a request to teach Japanese to 3 years old girl last year before she moved to Japan in order to attend to a Japanese kindergar

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Kellyn L.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Japanese
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Kellyn L.

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You'll be learning basic conversations you could have in japanese, as well as learning how to write and read. It will start out mostly in English, but as we progress our conversations and lessons will be more and more in Japanese.

About Kellyn

I was always focused on my own personal growth. I am naturally very curious and generally pretty hungry for learning. I am a native English and Japanese speaker. I have two degrees in Trombone Performance in which I have a lot of experiences performing. I've performed in 5 countries (counting the U

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Tokie B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaching since 1984
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Tokie B.

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I teach a wide range of students, from beginning/travel Japanese to advanced business Japanese. I also specialize in teaching all levels of JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) preparation. I have many students at the highest level JLPT N1. If Karaoke, Japanese Drama or Anime interest you, then we can have fun learning together.
Teaching is my passion! I love teaching! My teaching style is to have fun learning without stress. I cater my lessons to the individual student to meet his/her diverse interests and academic goals. I create simple formulas, so that difficult Japanese grammar is easy to understand. I respect student’s learning style with great patience. I strongly believe that repetition is key to mastering a language and try to impress this fact on students

About Tokie

My name is Tokie. I was born and raised in Nagoya Japan. I graduated college with a degree in International Business and a minor in Education. After college, I worked in a foreign exchange department at a bank in Nagoya. At the same time, I started teaching Japanese to non-native speakers. After wo

Masaki K.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Marketing from California State University
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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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Amber
The best.
Cameron
Thank you Masaki! Looking forward to the next lesson
Christopher Thaxter
Masaki tailors the lesson to the individual. We had a great conversation on my first lesson and I'm off to a great start! I'm eager to see how far I get!

Kyoko B.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor's degree in English linguistics from Kansai Gaidai University (Osaka)
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Kyoko B.

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こんにちは! I'm a native speaker if Japanese. I've been tutoring Japanese for 10+ years in Japan and the U.S. I love talking about cultures, traveling, hobby, etc. I'd love to hear what your goals are and customize my lessons. :) Let's get started!

About Kyoko

My name is Kyoko. I am a native speaker of Japanese, born and raised in Japan. (As you might guess, my name came from the beautiful city of Kyoto.) When I was in college in Osaka, Japan, I started helping a lot of exchange students with their Japanese. Since then, teaching Japanese has been my

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Dominique F.
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Wow, I want to give ***** 6 Stars! If you are wanting to learn Japanese, then Kyoko is the perfect teacher that anyone could ask for!
I felt embarrassed to seek help to learn Japanese, because after many years of living in Tokyo for my work, I only knew a few small communicating words here and there... arigato, genki etc... and the writing, well that was 'impossible' to read for me!!
Kyoko was very understanding and made me feel completely comfortable about learning the Japanese language from the beginning. At almost 40 years old and trying to push my brain into learning something new, this was challenging and made me nervous at times. But Kyoko is an amazing teacher and when I finished a lesson with her, I was so proud with what I had accomplished and she made me feel empowered and more driven. I can now understand words in hirigana!! It is amazing to me.
I thank Kyoko so much for her help and support with the lessons we had together :) I will do my best.
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Average Cost of Japanese Lessons in Ann Arbor, MI

The average cost of 60-minute Japanese lessons in Ann Arbor is $72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $34 and $217 per hour.
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$44 average
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"Great first lesson and can’t wait for the next one! I appreciate how Yuko took the time to explain her approach on teaching. In the end I know my son will be more confident and fluent with his Japanese."
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Took Japanese lessons from Yuko K.
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Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Really helped me along in getting the words pronounced right!"
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Took Japanese lessons from Sunho K.
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"Kana is very nice, and will explain the sounds so that it's easier to pronounce. Absolutely loved my first class."
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Took Japanese lessons from Kana L.
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"She is a great teacher. She is patient, kind, understanding, and will work with you to best fit your needs. I would recommend her any day, I will come back and ask her to teach me again."
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Took Japanese lessons from Kyoko B.
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"Amazing teacher!! Patient and caring with my kids! Totally recommend."
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