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Asuka U.

61 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Japanese, English, French(Intermediate)
  • Awarded Prize, Finalist and Opera Scholarship from 1st Prize YAMAHA Kitakantou Electric Piano Competittion,The Opera Idol Competition,Lincoln Center, New York ,The Hariclea Darclee Voice Competition, Romania,The Mario Lanza and Elaine Malbin Vocal Competition, New York, Queens College, The Savannah Voice Festival, Georgia
  • Teaches Beginner
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Asuka U.

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Become comfortable with daily conversational Japanese. I also offer music lesson in Japanese.

About Asuka

“Her exceptional talent will continue to open many doors of opportunity for her in NYC where she continues to thrive as an excellent artist. Subsequently, she is a valuable contribution the opera industry.” The Metropolitan Opera Guild ​“Combination of the Ms. Uchida’s stunning presence

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Grace
Thank you for everything and i will love to hear the song right now.
Brooke Fulton
My daughter has loved working with Asuka. As a complete beginner, Asuka made her feel comfortable and confident. She sings every day now and is enjoying sharing the song they've been working on with our family. I would highly recommend Asuka.
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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Learn to speak and read Japanese, have fun, and get considerably better results than you would in a class.

Or use this as a supplement to an existing class and completely surpass it's standards.

Explore the methods that make it possible to be conversational within a year.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students for bass, drums, piano, and ukulele or children under 10 years old. I highly recommend my studio partner Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with

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Liz S.
Talented teachers are rare. Like a great coach i sports... the coach doesn’t need to be the top athlete in his field to know how to teach each team member to hone their best abilities, he just has to know and see how to teach you how to get there. Being an outstanding teacher is a great talent all in itself... and that is Jesse. He has that quality and ability to lead, focus and take you where you want to go.
Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
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Chiaki K.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
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Chiaki K.

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Hello! How is your learning going so far?

Since you are looking at my page, I’m guessing that you are looking for a teacher who can help you! If you are trying to learn how to speak Japanese, it's your lucky day!



In my lesson, we will be talking a lot!


Are you a shy person or a beginner? Don't worry! I will help you!


I believe that talking is the most effective and fastest way to learn a new language.
When I was in school, I was so bad at studying, but when I put myself in another country and forced myself only to speak English and not make any Japanese friends, my English skills improved in such a short amount of time.


I would like to use my effective learning experience to teach here.



Kids don't learn their native language by studying; they learn naturally by listening and speaking.


So we will be talking lots during our lessons. Of course, I do not expect you to speak perfect Japanese! I know that you will make lots of mistakes; we will have a safe learning ...

About Chiaki

I'm Chiaki! I was born and grew up in Japan. 
I think you will be surprised to see how happy and positive I am during our lessons. 
I am not trying to overreact or anything, but I get super happy when you do well because I think of my students as my learning partners. When you do well or

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Chris
“Chiaki Extraordinary Japanese Teacher I Ever seen!”
Jacques
She was supportive, showed interest in my goals, and was extremely encouraging.
Jun
I 100% recommend a chiaki as an instructor, she is great and makes learning Japanese fun,
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Miku O.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Hospitality and tourism from Dokkyo University
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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
Mikuさん 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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Seiko D.

13 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Seiko D.

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Hi, My name is Seiko. I am an experienced Japanese tutor teaching online nationwide as well as in-person locally in Silicon Valley/Bay area, CA. My sessions would be individually tailored 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 learning the language but also strengthening your communication skills in understanding its cultural aspects and nuance. For job seekers and Japanese college applications, I have experience of reviewing and proofreading resume and essays as well as AP/JLPT test preparations.

About Seiko

I am an experienced Japanese tutor. I was born and raised in Japan. I earned a college degree in Japan with a secondary teaching credential as well as a BS degree in the US. Prior to my tutoring career, I worked at global corporations in Japan and the US for 15+ years. I was liaising with the compan

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Patricia
Seiko is a great teacher. She gets through the work in an organized, stress-free manner. She is friendly and I feel supported. I think the online tools are great.
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Nathan Y.

20 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2013
  • BS in Civil Engineering from University of Delaware
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Nathan Y.

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Do you want to learn how to speak Japanese? Do want to know how to read manga and understand anime in Japanese? Do you want to know the grammar and nuances of the Japanese language? If so, come join an online session with Yoshii sensei!

In matter of weeks you will master how to introduce yourself, speak common greetings, and read Japanese words in hiragana. 日本語を一緒に楽しく学びましょう!

I am half Japanese and half American and was raised in Tokyo for 18 years. I am fluent in English and Japanese and currently I am teaching Japanese at an international school in Berlin. I have knowledge and resources to help you learn the basics of Japanese and develop the skills needed to speak and write in Japanese.

About Nathan

Do you want to learn how to speak Japanese? Do want to know how to read manga and understand anime in Japanese? Do you want to know the grammar and nuances of the Japanese language? If so, come join an online session with Yoshii sensei! In matter of weeks you will master how to introduce yours

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BENIZ
Best math teacher. Math became my son's favorite subject.
Chris
So far so good!
Katrin
Mr. Yoshi‘s teaching style is very relaxed and thorough at the same time. My son had a great learning experience.

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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 could not find a good Japanese language teacher in my town(LA) but FL. I love his lesson . So helpful and inexpensive."
Jammy
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Seiko-San was very cooperative and encouraging during my first online lesson. I believe it was her first time teaching online and she did well. I am really happy today with my experience, she gave me some nice compliments. I look forward to the next lesson."
Tony
Took Japanese lessons from Seiko D.
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"It was an amazing lesson. I enjoyed it very much, can't wait till next week.
Arigatou"
Christina
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Jesse has been doing a great job with my daughter, he is able to relate to her maturity level keeping her interest while making it challenging.

Can't wait to keep taking more lessons."
Robert
Took Japanese lessons from Jesse M.
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"Yoshi is the best teacher of TakeLessons.
Very good class and price."
Dean
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"She like you ! And will return next week."
Marisol
Took Japanese lessons from Maya S.
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"Sunho was the perfect teacher for me. She quickly determined my learning style and ability. She personalized all classes based on my goals. Sunho is multi-lingual and understands how to teach. Sunho was a wealth of knowledge about the culture and travel. I felt challenged but never pressured. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is a beginner or advanced learner. TakeLessons has many teachers available. I am so happy that I chose Sunho."
Ann
Took Japanese lessons from Sunho K.
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"Mr Yoshi is an amazing teacher! Although I was very nervous, he carefully explained things and encouraged me. He wrote everything, clearly, so I could study later and made sure I understood the meaning behind the words and the reasons those phrases were used, in what context and to whom. I'm extremely happy that I've taken lessons from him. Thank you Mr Yoshi and Take Lessons! I'm even more dedicated to learning Japanese now!"
Adam
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"We just signed up for additional lessons with Aimi. My granddaughter was reluctant to take online lessons. Aimi's teaching style and personality were the winning ticket. She is enthusiastic, her lessons are well organized, and she couldn't be nicer. Nicole looks forward to her lessons with Aimi, and we're so grateful and happy to have chosen her. Thank you!"
Darlene
Took Japanese lessons from Aimi F.
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