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Toshi M.

347 Reviews
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Starting at $65
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Business from USC
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Toshi M.

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๐Ÿ’•Special Discount ๐Ÿ’•due to the COVID crisis and get up to $125 off! Don’t miss out! Limited Time Offer!

โญ๏ธ I am a Los Angeles US-based veteran NATIVE Japanese language instructor/coach/mentor with over 17 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 a STRICT 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 27 years. (PST). Yes. I literally speak “Valley Girl English“ Haha, just kidding! ๐Ÿ˜ Currently, I have students from the USA, Australia, Canada, Singapore, Russia, Italy, Germany, New Zealand, Mexico, Japan.

โœ… I have worked with veterans, MLB professional athlete (MVP 2010), Hollywood film editor, producer, actors, actresses, TV presenter, filmmakers, voice actress, professional makeup artist, Facebook account manager, ...

About Toshi

Welcome! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป My name is Toshi M. I was born in Hiroshima City and raised in Tokyo, Japan. ๐ŸŒŸ One on One Lessons via Online ( Zoom) (Group Lessons available for more than 3 people.) Takelessons.com requires all group lesson students to sign up and purchase for their lessons separat

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Katherine M.
My 12 year old son takes Japanese with Toshi weekly for an hour. He has enjoyed the lessons from day one. Toshi is a gifted teacher, and my son appreciates quick breaks during the lesson (it keeps him engaged for longer). My son says Toshi is a nice balance of serious and fun, and he also says what a great teacher he is. Toshi is supportive, encouraging and fun. What more could you ask for?!
Jaron
Toshi Sensei is very professional and genius. Since my major problems are speaking and listening, he tailored every lesson to my individual needs and included a lot of challenging materials that fit my level. Highly recommend!
Rex. C
Toshi is very knowledgeable and very patient with my 12 year old, he's always happy and smiling and leaves my daughter excited for the next lesson :)
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Miku O.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Hospitality and tourism from Dokkyo University
  • Teaches students 20 to 60
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Miku O.

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I can help you with conversation skills, correct pronunciation and proper grammar. I usually use a textbook called ‘Genki’ for my lessons. I provide the textbook so you don’t have to buy it. With ‘Genki’ we can work on various grammar points, vocabulary building, situational role playing, pronunciation, and plenty of exercises to improve your listening and speaking skills.

I try my best to keep the classes as relaxed as possible so that you can feel comfortable speaking and can learn at your own pace.

About Miku

Hi everyone! My name is Miku. I was born in Hawaii and raised in Japan. I graduated from Dokkyo university in Saitama, Japan, and majored in hospitality and tourism. I was a former flight attendant for ANA (All Nippon Airways) living in Tokyo, Japan until I moved back to Hawaii in 2016. I’m now a

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Starr
Mikuใ•ใ‚“ is awesome!! Extremely patient and helpful without holding my hand. I’m able to understand sentences better with less than a year of lessons. She’s very professional and prompt. The lessons are always interesting and I actually feel like I’m improving every time (even if it’s just a little at a time). I’m really looking forward to being more conversational in Japanese!!
Cathy
I highly recommend Miku and have recommended her to several friends because lessons with her are extremely fun, engaging, and thorough. I look forward to every single one, and have already learned so much in what seems like a short time--the time flies! She is also incredibly accommodating and makes rescheduling very easy and hassle free. I very much appreciate the time she shares with me as a student in helping me learn the way I do!
Adrienne
Miku is a great teacher to work with! I've been doing weekly lessons with Miku remotely since December of 2019 (now July 2020 as I'm writing this) starting from no experience.  I was worried about my ability to learn a new language since my only experience prior to this was learning Spanish in school years ago, but learning to read and speak Japanese with Miku's guidance has been the right level of challenging and fun.  Miku is a great communicator, flexible, really knowledgeable, adds nuance to the lessons we move through, and also really just fun to talk to and learn from.
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Teonna H.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 to 40
  • Teaching since 2019
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Teonna H.

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Hello, I go by T! If you’re looking for someone who can teach you the basics, help you pass the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), or learn more about Japan’s interesting culture, I’m here for you!
I’ve been studying Japanese for seven years as of 2021, was an exchange student in Japan in 2018, and volunteered to teach native Japanese students at a local college.
I teach basics, content from the two lowest levels of the JLPT: N4 and N5, and some content from JLPT N3.

About Teonna

Hi, I’m T! I l’ve been studying Japanese for seven years as of 2021 and lived in Japan as an exchange student in 2018! I'm currently a freshmen college student as of 2021. I love teaching other people about the japanese culture and what youth people today are doing in Japan. I'm skilled at teach

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Lillee
She’s a good instructor with clear explanations. Easy to follow and understand.
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Paul S.

10 Reviews
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Starting at $17
  • Speaks English, French, Swedish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, German, Spanish
  • BA Spanish & German Studies from Brigham Young University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Paul S.

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Ever since I discovered Dragon Ball Z on Toonami back in the early 2000's, I have come to develop a love of all things Japan, specifically anime and J-pop. My experience with learning Japanese started back when I started studying at home with my older brother back in 1999 or so, and then started studying Japanese at college, which culminated in the completion of a minor in Japanese as part of my BA. I have also visited Japan one time to visit my older brother who was teaching English over there at the time. I love Dragon Ball (among many, many other anime) and T.M. Revolution.

About Paul

I hail from Walla Walla, Washington, home of the "famous" sweet onions. I can't begin to express how much I love languages!! I have studied 8 so far (Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish, and Dutch) and I teach 5 (Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, and Japanese), and w

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Carolyn
Instructor has good knowledge of Portuguese for beginning students of the language.
Preston
My son had so much fun. Paul is very patient.
Rebecca
Great instructor, very personable and teaches at a good pace. I highly recommend Paul!
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Wakana Y.

16 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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 a

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Alex M.
I had a great session with Wakana and am excited to do more. She was very interested in why I wanted to learn Japanese and is tailoring the lessons to help me get the most out of it. She made it very interesting and fun. Recommend 10/10!
Matthew
I've seen Wakana several times over the summer in preparation for a fall class, and I'm confidant that she is more than capable of helping me through the two years of the language need for graduation. She has a strong grasp of both English and, from what I can tell, Japanese along with great interpersonal skills. I would gladly recommend Wakana to friends and family.
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!
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Chie B.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2021
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Chie B.

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I am actually a speech therapist. With 20 years since graduation under my belt, I am a pretty experienced therapist. My experience includes hours upon hours of children and adults. My reason for going with Take Lessons is that there are some people who want to learn conversational Japanese but don't qualify for "therapy" per se, because they do not live in an environment where Japanese is regularly spoken.

I am a native speaker, and I am fluent in English. I received all of my professional training in English. Might I say I function well in both languages, speaking, reading and writing. My desired focus is accent modification, targeting intermediate and advanced non-native speakers to bring their speech closer to native speech.

I am from Yokohama area. My Japanese can reflect mild regional flavor, but generally smack within standard Japanese.

About Chie

With the recent surge in popularity with all things to do with Japan, speaking the language like a native is an enviable skill. Many an excellent teachers abound, but I think my unique set of skills may offer an edge to those who want to learn to sound closer to a native speaker. I am a certified Sp

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Took Japanese lessons from Sunho K.
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"When I went to Japan, I had very little Japanese experience and when I returned, I really wanted to learn more. Oyamada-sensei has helped me learn more than I could have ever known in the short period of time I've been learning from him. He is a wonderful teacher who wants the best for you, is extremely accomodating to your needs, and very welcoming. If you are susceptible, please give Oyamada-sensei a try, I am sure he will not disappoint."
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Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"I had my first lesson with Seiko today, and it was great! She's very nice and encouraging and adds cultural notes throughout the lesson. She also makes sure she's not going too fast and welcomes questions. I look forward to learning Japanese with her!"
Christine
Took Japanese lessons from Seiko D.
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"He is an excellent teacher and very professional. I give him 5 stars and I recommend him. Angelina cuenca and Alex fadther"
Angelina
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"A delight to learn from. My wife stayed for several months studying in Japan so her Japanese is way more advanced than mine. Yet our shared lessons are still possible since Ms S tailors the lessons on the fly to accommodate our different skill levels. I also appreciate her giving us background info on her culture when it dovetails with our lesson."
Brian
Took Japanese lessons from Emi S.
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"It was very exciting to learn with her and I am excited for future lessons."
George
Took Japanese lessons from Seiko D.
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"An excellent introduction to the Japanese language and culture!"
James
Took Japanese lessons from Rosita R.
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"My first business travel to Japan was successful.
Thank you very much Sensei Yoshi."
David
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Amazing! She breaks it down! I never thought I was able to learn a different language, but she proved me wrong! She is so Knowledgeable. Definitely well education!!"
Jen
Took Japanese lessons from Rosita R.
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"I just started her new program "How to sing Anime" and it's so much fun! I always wanted to learn how to speak Japanese and learn how to sing so this was perfect! She provided all the materials and to my amazement I learned how to introduce myself in Japanese in our first lesson! Best Teacher EVER!"
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Took Japanese lessons from Rosita R.
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