Yoshifumi Oyamada

Yoshifumi O.

Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Lesson Details

Japanese

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I'll create customized classes for you. I'll teach you to SPEAK the language. Lessons are dynamic, fun and give you confidence, incorporating things you like: Japanese Newspaper, Anime, J-POP Music,Movies, current events, and much more.

I was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. I have over 25 years of teaching Japanese Language experience at my own school in Davie FL that . I have many students from beginner to advanced level. Especially If you like Anime and Japanese movies I am perfect for you.

One-on-one, small groups, company-wide programs, online, in person.
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About

Yoshifumi passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Yoshifumi delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 75 and special needs

Teaching since:
April 1990

Native Japanese speaker with Education business background, love to teach kids too! Hi. I'm Yoshifumi , born and raised in Tokyo Japan through university graduate education.

I have Martial Arts and Japanese Language teacher experience in Japan and USA for 28years.
Currently I am Martial Arts School Owner live in Florida .

Experience

Owner
Mar 1998 - Present
Martial Arts Studio

Education

ESL (Teaching Japanese to Speakers of Other Languages) & Intercultural Communication
Apr 1992 - Mar 1994
Kanda Gaigo Gakuin
MA Intercultural Communication 
Apr 1986 - Mar 1990
Tokyo International University

Languages

English
Professional Proficiency
Japanese
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Passed Japanese Language Teaching Competency Test
Mar 1994
Japanese Language Teaching Association

Teaching credential (Middle & High School) Mar 2001
Oct 1989
Kyoto Prefectural Board of Education

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136 Reviews

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Daniel Apr 10, 2019
Japanese · In studio

He's really good at explaining how the language works. Super friendly as well!

Mason M. Apr 3, 2019
Japanese · Online

Very instructive and worked with my skillset.

Ethan Mar 19, 2019
Japanese · Online

Wonderful instructor

David Mar 17, 2019
Japanese · Online

I am a student from the Last year I wanted a native speaking Japanese tutor also an older guy who has more experience.
Sensei Yoshi is amazing. It seems that with every class, he shares yet another "goodie" from his treasure chest of Japanese language and culture learning tools, study aids, games, approaches to learning, mastery drills, etc.
Thanks Sensei Yoshi!

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Colin Mar 16, 2019
Japanese · Online

Great first lesson!!

Lee Stevenson Mar 16, 2019
Japanese · Online

Victoria Mar 9, 2019
Japanese · Online

Very nice and teaches well. The first lesson went smoothly and was interesting.

Jim Feb 27, 2019
Japanese · Online

Yoshi Sensei is my 3rd Japanese teacher and he is the best.
I had the great lessons last 11m-nth. Now I can read 僕のヒーローアカデミアManga without dictionary. 有難う先生

Sweelyn M. Jan 22, 2019
Japanese · Online

Yoshi is punctual and yet accommodating for us when my granddaughter fails to log on on time. He holds her attention for the entire hour and she is making good progress toward to her goal. She is 11 years old.

Jackie Jan 18, 2019
Japanese · Online

Yoshi is excellent! We can’t wait for our next class

Dawn Jan 12, 2019
Japanese · Online

Sensei Yoshi Oyamada is very warm and friendly. I was so relaxed that I spoke more Japanese in an hour than ever.
I believe that I am really going to learn a lot with his guidance.

Charity Jan 2, 2019
Japanese · Online

Great at explanation and adding a personalised touch to learning

Almond Dec 22, 2018
Japanese · Online

I've started in Oct. My experience with Sensei Yoshi O. has been amazing.
先生 お世話になりました。来年もよろしくお願いします。

Hana Dec 17, 2018
Japanese · Online

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!!

Kenny Dec 16, 2018
Japanese · Online

Thanks, I really enjoyed your first lesson.

Angelina C. Nov 19, 2018
Japanese · In studio

He is an excellent teacher and very professional. I give him 5 stars and I recommend him. Angelina cuenca and Alex fadther

Alexis C. Nov 18, 2018
Japanese · In studio

excellent teacher. I recommend

Claire Nov 14, 2018
Japanese · Online

Sunnie L. Nov 13, 2018
Japanese · Online

Sensei is always patient with me, and answers any questions that I have. He's very easy to talk to and pushes me to do my best in every lesson. He's amazing! :)

marco Nov 7, 2018
Japanese · Online

Tom Nov 2, 2018
Japanese · Online

いつもありがとう😊 I feel more confidence.

Han Ee Oct 23, 2018
Japanese · Online

Juan Oct 23, 2018
Japanese · In studio

Always good.

Almond Oct 17, 2018
Japanese · Online

Finally I found native speaker of Japanese.
(Before him other Takelessons teachers weren’t t Japanese. )
Also Yoshi is very skillful teacher that I like.

Kennedy L. Oct 2, 2018
Japanese · Online

7stars! Oyamada Sensei is awesome! I am his student from this spring. He is very patient, knowledgeable and understanding. Definitely recommend!

Jordan M. Sep 29, 2018
Japanese · Online

Oyamada Sensei is very good at finding a student's skill level and tailoring his instruction to improve the skills and challenge the limits of the student, which has quickly spurred me on to dramatic improvements in my Japanese ability after only 3 lessons. He also makes it fun by playing to the interests of the student and keeping the sessions light and full of humor. Highly recommended if you want to work hard, have fun, and learn Japanese!

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Jordan M. Sep 23, 2018
Japanese · Online

Grisel Sep 23, 2018
Japanese · Online

Today was my first class, great start. Looking forward to the next classes.

Joyce Sep 21, 2018
Japanese · Online

Having studied with many of different Japanese native speakers, teacher at University and takelessons online before.
Mr Yoshi has more knowledge and teaching skills. I am very happy I found the best teacher in this fall.

Colin I. Sep 18, 2018
Japanese · Online

Really patient and helpful. I had some computer problems starting the class and Oyamada sensei was very understanding about it. Overall, a really awesome first class and can't wait to keep going.

Meika H. Sep 3, 2018
Japanese · Online

David Aug 31, 2018
Japanese · Online

I wanted a native speaking Japanese tutor also older guy who has more experience.
Yoshi is is amazing. It seems that with every class, he shares yet another "goodie" from his treasure chest of Japanese language and culture learning tools, study aids, games, approaches to learning, mastery drills, etc. I really recommend him to anyone!

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Gui Aug 25, 2018
Japanese · Online

I've just started, but have had an excellent introduction. I believe I have made some progress in my ability to read already. Looking forward to more.

Nathan Aug 22, 2018
Japanese · Online

Yoshi-sensei has a great teaching style. He prepares material that is very helpful in learning and remembering new vocabulary.
すばらしい日本人の先生です。

Kate Aug 10, 2018
Japanese · Online

Yoshi listened to my requests and created a lesson to meet those requests.
I love his Japanese class.

Ethan Jul 28, 2018
Japanese · Online

Paul Jul 23, 2018
Japanese · In studio

The first lesson went very well, and I look forward to the next one!

Ava Jul 18, 2018
Japanese · In studio

I am a beginner. and Yoshi was very good at keeping it at my level but also letting me know what I have ahead of me.

Andrew Jul 12, 2018
Karate · In studio

Always nice class!

Chrystele Jul 7, 2018
Japanese · Online

Yoshi san is a very good and patient tutor with a good teaching style. He explains concepts very well. I am learning Japanese with him, and I would definitely recommend him as a tutor!

Summer Jul 4, 2018
Jiu Jitsu · In studio

Sensei Oyamada is so kind and helpful.
I feel much stronger than before.
I can't wait for many more lessons!

Kenny Jun 30, 2018
Jiu Jitsu · In studio

Having trained at many of different school before I would say that this is the best school in the bay area. But I would be wrong, I truly believe it's the best academy in the world. Thanks Sensei Oyamada!

Naomi Jun 27, 2018
Japanese · Online

Peri Jun 26, 2018
Japanese · Online

Naomi J Jun 23, 2018
Japanese · In studio

I am so happy that I could take real Japanese Karate Master's class.

JeanPierre Jun 21, 2018
Japanese · Online

Adam Jun 20, 2018
Japanese · Online

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!

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Jorge Jun 18, 2018
Karate · In studio

After Practice of Oyamada karate......!
The core emphasis in Oyamada Karate is use of the Sabaki Method, a system of techniques employed with the goal of turning an opponent's power and momentum against opponents and re- positioning oneself to the opponent's -blind- spot to counterattack from a more advantageous position.

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DiMarco B. Jun 15, 2018
Japanese · In studio

Great!

Juan Jun 12, 2018
Japanese · In studio

Yoshi is a very engaging and flexible instructor. We are enjoying our lessons with him.

Tim Jun 6, 2018
Japanese · Online

Yoshi Sensei is great at customizing the lessons to my specific needs and learning goals. I really enjoy our weekly classes and he is helping me slowly build my vocabulary and learn grammar.

Mike Jun 5, 2018
Japanese · Online

Always Great class!

Oliver Jun 5, 2018
Japanese · In studio

great teacher!

Oliver Jun 2, 2018
Japanese · In studio

very willing to work with the student, and very patient!

Kate May 31, 2018
Japanese · Online

Sensei Yoshi works with my son and to say that he is enjoying Sensei's friendly smile and positive feedback is an understatement. He really is a nice teacher. Thank you Sensei!

Annie May 29, 2018
Karate · In studio

Great lessons past 6months 😊
Not Green belt with good skills I am so happy!

Grag May 27, 2018
Karate · In studio

I am so happy that found Japanese Master;)

Keyland May 26, 2018
Japanese · In studio

Excellent

Robert May 26, 2018
Jiu Jitsu · In studio

Awesome class

Kate May 26, 2018
Self Defense · In studio

We got skills and confidence for our self defense.
We recommend Professor’s Program for everybody .

Andrew May 26, 2018
Jiu Jitsu · In studio

You can learn Sports and Self-Defense Jiu-Jistu from him.

Bruce May 25, 2018
Karate · In studio

Every thing wonderful with Master Oyamada.

DiMarco B. May 25, 2018
Japanese · In studio

Great class, had fun!

Zack May 24, 2018
Karate · In studio

I love his class!

James May 23, 2018
Jiu Jitsu · In studio

He is my mentor for 8years.

Mike May 23, 2018
Karate · In studio

Amazing. Great teacher and an outstanding martial art that is Karate.

Oliver May 22, 2018
Japanese · In studio

great teacher! Very patient with me.

Bobby May 21, 2018
Jiu Jitsu · In studio

I am his student from 2015.
Wonderful Program It really help my life.

Reiko May 20, 2018
Japanese · Online

Great introduction to Japanese and lessons help alot to understand Japanese better.

Meg May 20, 2018
Self Defense · In studio

I learn a lot from Japanese Master.

Lisa May 19, 2018
Japanese · Online

Yoshi always very kind and give me wonderful lesson.

Roja May 19, 2018
Japanese · Online

I am so happy that found the best teacher !

James May 19, 2018
Jiu Jitsu · Online

I have trained in a lot of facilities all over the United States and Professor Yoshifumi Oyamada is a top class of the world. My friends and I traveled over a thousand miles to train with him and we plan on doing it at least 3 times a year!

Reiko May 18, 2018
Japanese · Online

Kei May 18, 2018
Jiu Jitsu · In studio

He is only Japanese Master in south Florida.
I am so happy that I could take his private lesson.

DiMarco B. May 18, 2018
Japanese · Online

Very good lesson!

Jose May 18, 2018
Japanese · Online

I am taking his lessons 3 times a week.
His class is very helpful for me. I really recommend you to take Yoshi’s lesson.

Chris May 18, 2018
Japanese · In studio

Great class again Thanks

Roja May 17, 2018
Japanese · In studio

Thank you Sensei!! Such a wonderful experience! Yoshi is very patient and understanding. Great teacher!

Fin May 17, 2018
Japanese · Online

He is a excellent teacher.
I recommend his lesson to everyone.

Lim May 17, 2018
Japanese · Online

I love Sensei Yoshi’s class ;)

Megan May 16, 2018
Japanese · Online

It was my 2nd lesson with Yoshi. He's really friendly and quite helpful.

Syoko May 16, 2018
Japanese · In studio

My son loves his lessons!

Nancy May 16, 2018
Japanese · Online

He is a great native Japanese sensei.
I could have excellent classes past 2months.

Ron May 16, 2018
Japanese · Online

Today's 1st class was great ! I am very very happy .
Arigato Sensei Yoshi

DiMarco B. May 16, 2018
Japanese · Online

This guy is full of amazing information and goes out of his way to help! Highly recommend!

Mariko May 15, 2018
Japanese · Online

Patient instructor, very thorough. I’m learning a lot through our sessions.

Susan May 15, 2018
Japanese · In studio

Highly recommend his Japanese Language class.

Gabi May 15, 2018
Japanese · Online

He is the best teacher. Yoshifumi fix all my problems so easy. He has great teaching experience and skills.
I recommend him to all ages.

Mike May 15, 2018
Japanese · Online

I enjoyed her classes! Yoshi helped me break it down. Yoshi makes it so easy to learn!

GUI May 14, 2018
Japanese · In studio

Amazing! Sensei Is spectacular!

Craig May 14, 2018
Japanese · Online

Yoshi has patient,kind, and intelligent. My 11year old child so happy that we found the best teacher.

Najine May 14, 2018
Japanese · Online

Great first class last night ;)
Arigatougozaimasu

Diana G May 13, 2018
Japanese · Online

Good class again !
My Japanese skill is now 5times better than last year.

Sara May 13, 2018
Japanese · In studio

Teacher Yoshi is a passionate and dedicated teacher! I highly recommend him for both in person and online lessons. You will not be disappointed!

Oliver May 13, 2018
Japanese · In studio

best teacher ever!

Jane May 13, 2018
Japanese · In studio

Very pleased with Yoshifumi . My kids learned a lot since they've started Japanese lessons. They love to go to their Japanese lessons, and they started to practice since then. They enjoy learning process and I am so happy to see them progressing so well. Sensei Yoshifumi has great personality, high professional and communication.

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Max May 13, 2018
Japanese · In studio

Thanks Sensei. Yoshifumi has a good attitude in teaching Japanese.
I recommend his class to everybody.

Tim May 12, 2018
Japanese · In studio

Thanks a lot!

Linda May 12, 2018
Japanese · In studio

It was amazing class Thanks
I can’t wait next Saturday.

Sally May 12, 2018
Japanese · In studio

Sensei Yoshi had a lot of resources to share, lots of examples which he was able to access as I asked questions. A very thorough lesson with as much detail as I wanted.

Ross May 12, 2018
Japanese · Online

Always Good class Thank you.

Ariel May 12, 2018
Japanese · Online

Yoshifumi sensei help me greatly in Japanese conversation. He is patient and adapt his teaching very well. I am getting better at his contact. A lesson with Yoshifumi Sensei is an occasion that I never miss.

Dean May 11, 2018
Japanese · Online

Yoshi is the best teacher of TakeLessons.
Very good class and price.

Gina May 11, 2018
Japanese · Online

Thank u

Oliver May 10, 2018
Japanese · In studio

I love yoshifumi sensei! He's a great teacher!

Mimi May 10, 2018
Japanese · Online

He is a excellent teacher.Thank you Sensei

Marie May 10, 2018
Japanese · Online

Sensei Yoshifumi is awesome! He is responsible, responsive, and knowledgeable. My daughter finds him very helpful, and can't say enough good things about him.

Diana May 9, 2018
Japanese · In studio

The lesson went so smoothly! Yoshi wasted no time in diving right into the lesson, which was wonderful. I am so appreciative! Yoshi took the time to call me the day before to get a feel for my Japanese level and created a corresponding custom plan. Yoshi already seems like a wonderful teacher and a lovely person- and this is just after one lesson! I am highly impressed. =)

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Christina May 9, 2018
Japanese · Online

It was an amazing lesson. I enjoyed it very much, can't wait till next week.
Arigatou

Sunnie L. May 8, 2018
Japanese · Online

Mr Oyamada is an awesome instructor. He's attentive, knowledgeable, and always ready to answer any questions I have. I look forward to my classes with him every week! :)

LJ May 8, 2018
Japanese · In studio

Great instructor. Lessons are well planned and easy to comprehend. I am very pleased with my progress.

Lisa May 8, 2018
Japanese · Online

My son really enjoyed his first lesson!

Christian May 7, 2018
Japanese · In studio

Sensei is an excellent teacher. Very attentive, patient and always happy to explain things in-depth. He is the BEST Japanese teacher EVER.

Jimmy May 7, 2018
Japanese · Online

This is 3rd lesson but I am already improved many things. Thanks

James May 7, 2018
Japanese · Online

Yoshi Thank you! He is very skillful teacher.

Ben May 6, 2018
Japanese · Online

Great experience, He does a fantastic job at keeping you motivated and guiding the lesson. Already a few lessons in and I am starting to have basic conversations.

Bob May 5, 2018
· Online

Taking Japanese lessons with Yoshi-sensei is well worth the time and effort. He is a very patient instructor who always eager to answer questions and explain important language nuances.

Amy May 5, 2018
Japanese · Online

Sensei is an awesome teacher!
I have been taking lessons with Yoshi-Sensei for about 3 months, and he is a great teacher. He easily adapts to my weak areas, even during a lesson, and constantly keeps me challenged and interested. He's always able to accommodate anything, and I love study from him.

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Amy May 5, 2018
Japanese · Online

Yoshi Sensei works with my son and to say that he is enjoying Sensei's friendly smile and positive feedback is an understatement. Yoshi Sensei is an awesome teacher!

Nancy May 5, 2018
Japanese · Online

Excellent Native Japanese Teacher!
Yoshi sensei does a great job teaching the fundamentals of the Japanese language For those who are new to or relearning (like me) Japanese, his teaching style and focus is perfect. He teaches well rounded lessons; covering written, spoken, and reading aspects through Kanji, Katakana, and hiragana. On a personal level, he is friendly, patient, fun, kind person. In addition, I have learned so many new things like Japanese Calligraphy, Japanese tea ceremony, Origami, Japanese traditional healthy meals, Japanese culture, etiquettes, manners, I highly recommend him as a tutor.

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DiMarco B. May 4, 2018
Japanese · Online

awesome!

Claire May 3, 2018
Japanese · Online

This is my first time using the online class. I enrolled my 6 year-old who has written experience with Japanese but needs to practice his conversation skills. Sensei made the class very interactive and we used a lesson plan. Even though the lessons were geared toward an older student, he made sure the vocabulary, sentences and daily experience applied to my son. Highly recommend Sensei Yoshi! Looking forward to the next class! Thank you Sensei!

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Sunnie Apr 30, 2018
Japanese · Online

Really thorough, great lesson! Can’t wait to keep going 😊

Reneatta Apr 24, 2018
Japanese · Online

MARIKO Apr 17, 2018
Japanese · Online

Ross Apr 15, 2018
Japanese · Online

I started take his classes from last December,
His teaching skills are much better than other teachers.
Because of experience.

Oliver Mar 18, 2018
Japanese · In studio

a wonderful lesson! I can't wait to learn more!

DiMarco Mar 16, 2018
Japanese · In studio

Very helpful! Gives more insight towards learning the Japanese language.

Oliver Mar 11, 2018
Japanese · In studio

Wonderful sensei! I had so much fun during my first lesson!

Maria Feb 22, 2018
Japanese · Online

Taking Japanese lessons with Yoshi-sensei is well worth the time and effort. He is a very patient instructor who always eager to answer questions and explain important language nuances.

Genie Feb 22, 2018
Japanese · Online

Yoshi sensei is a very nice and understanding teacher. I recommend his classes.

Eva Feb 22, 2018
Japanese · Online

I love Sensei ‘s class so much. If you looking for the Japanese language teacher, Mr Oyamada is the best.

Tiffany Feb 8, 2018
Japanese · Online

Nice teacher. Good classes.

Kim Feb 1, 2018
Japanese · In home

I have been taking Japanese courses from Yoshi sensei and he is one of the best teachers ever!! He is cheerful, kind, supportive and above all really goot at teaching Japanese. At the beginning he asked me the needs of mine and has helped me accordingly. Thank you Yoshi sensei!!

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Chris Feb 1, 2018
Japanese · In studio

Great experience taking Sensei Oyamada’s classfor over 3years. Finally I can understand Japanese comics without dictionary. I recommend him to everyone!

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