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Setsuko H.

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Starting at $45
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz Vocal Performance from City College of New York
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Setsuko H.

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Hi there,

Thank you very much for visiting my page! My name is Setsuko!

The big thing about my lesson is that I can customize your lesson based on your passion and interest :)
I will listen to you deeply, understand your goal and tailor a fun and inspirational lesson just for you!

After each lesson, I promise that you will feel so empowered being able to start to speak / write / read Japanese and understanding the logic behind the language.

I can break the grammar down and explain them in a way you will get it right away!
Through my lesson, you will gain the confidence to speak Japanese and express yourself :)

Please message me about what you want to learn, your passion and goal!

I am very looking forward to working with you!
Thank you very much.

Setsuko

About Setsuko

My name is Setsuko Hata. I am a music and Japanese teacher for all ages. I teach singing, piano, songwriting, music theory and Japanese! I am originally from Osaka Japan and moved to the USA in 2011. My lessons are always tailored to each student's unique interests and passion. I love to hel

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Setsuko is such a positive person who brings an amazing energy with her presence. She is perfect for teaching!
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Bachelors of Music Education with Honors from New Mexico State University
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Jesse M.

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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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Masaki K.

24 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2013
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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 peopl

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Mika R.

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Starting at $20
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 14 and up
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Mika R.

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My approach is to teach practical Japanese rather than” text book” Japanese, and I teach teenage and adult learners from beginner to intermediate level. I will be using text books/materials for grammatical study, but the main focus will be natural speaking skills. That way you will be ready to use your Japanese whenever you visit Japan, watch Japanese anime/manga or talk to Japanese people. Therefore, my lessons will be more conversational and there will be a lot of interactions.

The reason for valuing and focusing on "practical" skills is that although I was born and grew up in Japan, I have spent half of my life in other countries. And, since I have lived so long in non-Japanese speaking countries, I sincerely understand how hard it is to learn and communicate in a foreign language. So gaining and improving useful and practical language skills are very important for me.

About Mika

Hello everyone, I am Mika, and I’m a native Japanese speaker. Although I was born and grew up in Japan, I have spent half of my life in other countries. Since I have lived so long in non-Japanese speaking countries, I sincerely understand how hard it is to learn and communicate in a foreign lan

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Mika is a fantastic teacher. By the end of the first lesson, I was already understanding and constructing simple sentences and conversing in Japanese. She is a very patient and encouraging teacher, and very good at explaining how the language works. I highly recommend her!
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Toshi M.

346 Reviews
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Starting at $65
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches students 2 to 85
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Toshi M.

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⭐️ 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! 😁 Currently, I have students from the USA, Australia, Canada, Singapore, Russia, Italy, Germany, New Zealand, Mexico, Japan.

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About Toshi

Welcome! πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘‹πŸ» My name is Toshi M. I was born in Hiroshima City and raised in Tokyo, Japan. 🌟 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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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 :)
Avery
Toshi is a great teacher!
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Aimi F.

40 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Speaks Japanese
  • Bachelor Degree from Okinawa Christian University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Aimi F.

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Over the past five years I have taught Japanese to over 50 students from all over the world.
I am willing to teach students of all ages. Beginner to advanced speakers welcome!

About Aimi

I was born and raised in Japan. Over the past five years I have taught Japanese to over 100 students from all over the world. I am willing to teach students of all ages. Beginner to advanced speakers welcome. If you want to learn Japanese, I can teach you online. It's very easy and fun!

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Yvon R.
Aimi is so great! My 8 year old (who hates reading) ended his first lesson and said, "Mom! You can't take me out of this class!" Aimi is so helpful and easygoing. I can't wait to see what she'll teach him!
Athena F.
Amy is so great! My daughter looks forward to her lesson every week!
Darlene D.
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!

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The average cost of 60-minute Japanese lessons in Portland is $97. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $64 and $130 per hour.
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"Found her on Youtube and came here! I'm excited to enroll in the group lessons!"
kelsey
Took Japanese lessons from Rosita R.
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"Fantastic, friendly, responsive!"
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Took Japanese lessons from Mona S.
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"She is so much fun, flexible and good at kids. My son adores her!!"
Laila
Took Japanese lessons from May G.
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"Instructor is very knowledgeably and patient."
Lea
Took Japanese lessons from Sunho K.
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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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"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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"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."
Russell
Took Japanese lessons from Emi S.
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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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"Today was my first class, great start. Looking forward to the next classes."
Grisel
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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Sean
Took Japanese lessons from May G.
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