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Can you really learn online?

Yes! In fact, our online students typically stick with their lessons 10% longer than local students. Why? Convenience and quality. You can take lessons with any instructor, anywhere in the country... all without leaving your home.

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Average Cost of Online Japanese Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute online Japanese lessons is $52. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $30 and $100 per hour.

30-min $15
 
$29 average
$55
45-min $25
 
$39 average
$75
60-min $30
 
$52 average
$100

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute online Japanese lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute online Japanese lessons are 25% less expensive at $39, and 30-minute lessons cost 45% less at $29.

Curious how much online Japanese lessons cost in your area? Do a quick search to get local prices for the best online Japanese teachers .

Japanese Lesson Reviews from Students

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Popular Online Japanese instructors

Asuka U.

New York, NY
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Natsuki S.

Sherman Oaks, CA
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Toshi M.

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

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Wilbur July 17, 2018
· Singing · Online
My daughter started taking online signing lessons with Asuka a few weeks ago and we have seen dramatic improvements in her voice. Asuka was able to guide my daughter away from singing in a way that would potentially damage her voice towards a strong technique with a beautiful tone. Her voice is now well supported and getting better every week. My daughter really adores Asuka as she is really easy to get along with and is great with kids.
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Chieko P. April 25, 2018
· Singing · In studio
I enjoyed her lesson very much. I’m looking forward next lesson.
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Matt February 13, 2018
· Japanese · In studio
Great!

About Natsuki S.

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Sherman Oaks, CA
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I'm a native Japanese speaker who was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan.
I've been a freelance translator for various seminars, one-on-one meetings and have translated many business emails/documents/etc.

I'd be happy to help you achieve your goals: whether it be a quick Japanese lesson before your trip to Japan, working on conversational skills, writing Japanese...or anything else!

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Harper July 13, 2018
· Japanese · In studio
Natsuki is so knowledgeable, as well as kind and patient!! Exactly what my kids need!!
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Denis Portaro July 1, 2018
· Clarinet · In studio
Good first lesson
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Abram April 19, 2018
· Saxophone · In studio
Number ( 1 ) 7 *******. stars To her
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About Toshi M.

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I don't just teach the Japanese language, I also teach the true meaning of Japanese spirit and soul! Do you want to take a trip to Japan with your family? Is your business or company involved with Japanese customers or suppliers? Is it your dream to work for a Japanese company in the future? Do you want to understand Japanese animé or movies? Interest in the Japanese language and culture? Do you want to speak, read and write Japanese? I can offer you my One on One online lessons or Group online lessons by Skype! Are you a beginner -- or an advanced student -- or you want to learn Japanese from zero?? Whatever your level, I can help! You will be able to learn in your spare time, on coffee break, at the beach, or at any public cafe! You will be able to learn wearing your pajamas during your day off in your home or even when you on your vacation! I can be with you everywhere by Skype! You will be able to learn from anywhere and from any country! I have ten years of experience in ...

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Maile July 5, 2018
· Japanese · Online
My 12 year old son was extremely anxious about starting Japanese lessons, however Toshi welcomed him with much kindness and patience. He incorporated games and other fun creative ways to foster a positive learning experience. We were very impressed with his professionalism, experience, patience and non intimidating nature. I highly recommend him as a tutor.
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Shadine June 30, 2018
· Asian Cooking · Online
An awesome sushi class. Even he taught me Japanese language and traditional Japanese meals!!
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Kayo June 28, 2018
· Calligraphy · Online
I am from Japan. I am a Japanese. Toshi Sensei is BEST calligraphy teacher. I love real traditional Japanese brush and ink. He fixed my weakness and bad habits. Looking forward to next class! とし先生、どうもありがとうございます!これからもどうぞ宜しくお願い致します。

Richard W.

Provo, UT
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Mona S.

Kenmore, WA
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Jinko H.

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O genki desu ka?
Hi, I'm Richard, and I can teach you simple Japanese. I graduated from BYU in Japanese and lived as an LDS Missionary in Tokyo for two years in 2003-2005. I love teaching everything that I know in a simple, understandable way. So I can help you learn the basics faster than you would normally. I know what it's like learning in school where you seem to take forever, and don't get very good. I also know what it's like talking to many people in Japan, and learning very quickly, and knowing the difference. I want to help you learn as efficiently and as quickly as possible. I also have a one hour presentation of the basics of Japanese grammar, that basically covers like the first 2 years of college Japanese classes! No joke, it's a powerpoint presentation I've put together that will really give you the "big picture" with the backwards grammar that we try to understand. Ask me any question, and I'll do my best to help you out! Mata ne!

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Loralee June 23, 2018
· Piano · Online
I really enjoyed my lessons with Richard! He helped me break songs down and taught me tools to read the music more quickly. I was only able to take lessons with him for a few months, but I feel as though it made a huge difference in my playing and reading. Definitely recommend!
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Owen June 19, 2018
· Japanese · Online
My son just started today with Japanese lessons. Richard quickly found out what he was capable of and challenged him at the level he needed, providing a useful list of words to practice right away. My son loves him!
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Glover T. May 24, 2018
· Japanese · Online

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Kenmore, WA

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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 typically 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!

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Will June 18, 2018
· Japanese · Online
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Amanda June 5, 2018
· Japanese · Online
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Riley G. May 10, 2018
· Japanese · Online
Three lessons and so far as good. She seems to be working well with my son and always follows up with me via email to let me know how things went and what was covered!

About Jinko H.

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I am a native speaker and former school teacher in Japan. Learning is fun-that's my motto. When you achieve your goals, you enjoy a feeling of accomplishment, right? I want to help you to achieve your goals. My lesson starts from finding what students really need to learn. Understanding student is the key to success. I am very strong in teaching proper Japanese, including reading and writing Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji with fun way. Also, casual, informal, practical Japanese too.

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Maggie S. July 12, 2018
· Japanese · Online
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Bob B. July 12, 2018
· Japanese · Online
Sensei (teacher) Jinko san

Thank you for your lesson and the extra attention to my pronunciation. I look forward to our next class with great anticipation.
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Bonnie July 11, 2018
· Japanese · Online
I look forward to my weekly lesson. I'm understanding more each week. I could not do it without Jinko's help. I'm excited!

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Our Japanese teachers work with students of all ages: kids, teenagers, adults, and even seniors. Your teacher covers all aspects of the Japanese language, such as the alphabet, the vocabulary, the grammar, the cognates, the dialects, pronunciation, and more. They can offer you advanced writing, reading, and speaking techniques and tips, and help you develop good practice habits, in order to maximize your learning experience, and achieve your goals faster.

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced student, our instructors come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find the perfect match for your interest and skill level. Each instructor's specialties are listed in their profile, along with details about their background, photos, student feedback and lesson availability.

Students taking online classes can learn at their own convenience, enjoy better rates, and choose from a wider selection of Japanese teachers nationwide. If you've ever taken language classes over Skype, you'll enjoy using our interactive TakeLessons Classroom.

We guarantee a personalized experience that will exceed your expectations. In fact, we are so committed to your happiness that we offer all new customers a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on your first lesson.

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