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Jessie N.

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Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • MA, Intercultural communication from Kobe University
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Jessie N.

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I am a native Japanese speaker with a Japanese teaching credential. All ages and levels are welcomed! Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. I am also qualified to tutor graduate students (Master’s and PhD) doing their thesis.
I believe when we learn other languages, it is important to learn their culture, history, etc. for better understanding. I’ve learned Japanese drums, how to wear Kimono, Tea and flower ceremonies so that we can explore Japanese culture more than just learning the language!

About Jessie

I am a native Japanese speaker with a Japanese teaching credential. All ages and levels are welcomed! Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. I am also qualified to tutor graduate students (Master’s and PhD) doing their thesis.  I believe when we learn other language

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She was very nice and i was comfortable taking lessons with her
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Justice D.
Jessie is Amazing! I was self teaching and just felt like I needed more help and with someone who actually knows the language and she was perfect! So happy I decided to take the jump in!

Yukako Y.

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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Japanese, Korean
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Yukako Y.

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I was born and raised in Japan. I moved to U.S.A.in 2017. I have three trilingual children. I have taught Japanese to over 30 students from all over the world. I am willing to teach students of all ages. Beginner to advanced speakers welcome. Let's have fun learning!

About Yukako

Teaching is my passion. I always wanted to keep myself educated in languages. Its fun! I can teach students to learn how to read,write and speak. I can tailor my lesson using the material that you like to use depending on the goals and preference of the student. One of my students asked for help w

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Yae I.

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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Japanese, English, German
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Yae I.

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Learn to speak and read Japanese, have fun, and get to speak with a native Japanese speaker who only recently moved to the US.

I was born and raised in Hiroshima prefecture, Japan. I have a long history of teaching English to Japanese students at the Junior and High School levels, and use my skills now to teach English speakers about Japanese language.

About Yae

My family was enthusiastic about international cultures, and so I became an English teacher in Japan. I taught English to Junior High School students in Osaka for more than 10 years. During this time I realized the importance of experiencing other cultures first-hand, so I went to the US and stud

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Jos R.
Mrs Yae isn't only an extremely careful, thoughtful and well prepared instructor, she is also able to offer an insight into the culture which helps a lot when learning a language that isn't commonly used in this part of the world. As an ESL instructor myself, I appreciate Mrs Yae's techniques when it comes to explaining some of the most complicated aspects of the language, I highly recommend her services.

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Orion LauRence C.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $31
  • Speaks Japanese, English, Hebrew, French
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Orion LauRence C.

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Hello, I have been teaching languages for over 15 years, and I love to see my students grow and develop. I speak 4 languages (French, Hebrew, English & Japanese) so I know what it takes to learn a language. It's much more than just "words"!
I lived in Japan for 7.5 years where I taught English as a second language.
Now I teach Japanese for beginners, French, and Hebrew at all levels.
Let me take you on a cultural journey where you not only learn to speak and read basic Japanese but understand the intricate cultural nuances of Japan, it's magical!
Looking forward to meeting you.

About Orion LauRence

Hello, I am Orion, I am French, Israeli, Australian and live in the USA now. I have been teaching languages for over 15 years in various countries around the world and love seeing my students grow and develop. As I speak 4 languages, I know how hard it can be to learn to pronounce and place the w

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Celia
I consider myself a challenged beginner in Hebrew and Orion is patient and kind, and manages to add humor to my learning. She is willing to break down the nuances of the language in the easiest of terms, when needed. I can tell she would be a phenomenal instructor for more advanced learners as well. I look forward to my continued lessons!
Ella
Laurence is an attentive, supportive teacher with a contemporary educational approach. Laurence has a lot of teaching experience, she knows how to interact with a student, that makes learning experience amazing and productive. I was privileged to be a student of Lawrence
Elliot
Orion is a super teacher, attentive, clear, and versatile. She adapted to my needs and helped me get through hurdles of a new language while giving me confidence with her positive way of teaching, I am very pleased with her professionalism and highly recommend her services

Emi S.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, Engilsh, Japanese
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Master of Arts degree in Japanese Pedagogy from Columbia University
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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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Demi T.

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Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 15 to 60
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Demi T.

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I have lived in Japan for 6 years, and I can speak fluently not only in Japanese but also English, Mongolian, and Russian. In my personal experience learning languages is best by practicing a spoken language. Therefore, we will start off with practicing short and simple conversations. We will also develop the objectives and goals of our lessons, and discuss your preferences before setting up the lesson plans. This will allow us develop a personalized approach that suits you the best. I will do my best to help you achieve your goals.

About Demi

I am inventive, curious, and open minded. I always try to make sure that my students leave the sessions with not only understanding of the material, but also understanding how this information relates to the bigger picture (i.e., human health).

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Average Cost of Japanese Lessons in Portland, OR

The average cost of 60-minute Japanese lessons in Portland is $62. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $39 and $85 per hour.
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$55 average
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"My children just had their first lesson with Ai and they really enjoyed it. She tailored the lesson to them wonderfully based on their level and experience. They were engaged the entire time and cannot wait for the next one. We highly recommend Ai!"
Stephanie
Took Japanese lessons from Ai P.
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"My daughter had such a great experience since this spring. She asked if she could have lessons every day!!! Not only is Mr. Oyamada very talented, but he is also so kind and personable as well...a perfect fit for our family!!"
Hana
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"He was very positive and encouraging as well as very knowledgeable and resourceful. I can't wait to take more Japanese lessons from him."
Jessica
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"She was well prepared and her instruction was excellent."
Ronald
Took Japanese lessons from Rie T.
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"She was nice and helpful"
Angie
Took Japanese lessons from Aimi F.
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"Yoshi listened to my requests and created a lesson to meet those requests.
I love his Japanese class."
Kate
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"good class - easy to ask questions with Ai!"
Eileen
Took Japanese lessons from Ai P.
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"Wonderful sensei! I had so much fun during my first lesson!"
Oliver
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Hikaru is patient, encouraging and had been super flexible in scheduling our sessions."
Cecily Campbell
Took Japanese lessons from Hikaru I.
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"Very happy with the experience so far, hoping to continue learning!"
Kyle Marsh
Took Japanese lessons from Moataz A.
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