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Paul S.

10 Reviews
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Starting at $17
  • Speaks English, French, Swedish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, German, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2015
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Paul S.

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Ever since I discovered Dragon Ball Z on Toonami back in the early 2000's, I have come to develop a love of all things Japan, specifically anime and J-pop. My experience with learning Japanese started back when I started studying at home with my older brother back in 1999 or so, and then started studying Japanese at college, which culminated in the completion of a minor in Japanese as part of my BA. I have also visited Japan one time to visit my older brother who was teaching English over there at the time. I love Dragon Ball (among many, many other anime) and T.M. Revolution.

About Paul

I hail from Walla Walla, Washington, home of the "famous" sweet onions. I can't begin to express how much I love languages!! I have studied 8 so far (Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish, and Dutch) and I teach 5 (Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, and Japanese), and w

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Carolyn
Instructor has good knowledge of Portuguese for beginning students of the language.
Preston
My son had so much fun. Paul is very patient.
Rebecca
Great instructor, very personable and teaches at a good pace. I highly recommend Paul!
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Rosita R.

394 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Japanese, English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded 3rd Soprano in Western Mass from Westfield City
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Rosita R.

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Learning Japanese? As being a composer for short Anime films and having a Japanese background, I have worked with Japanese companies for many years and trained employees of different companies in not only speaking Japanese but also the business culture. But that is not all my classes are for everybody for those planning a trip to Japan. What's special of my classes is that we learn to have a conversation for different situations every week. You will start talking after your first class! CHECK OUT MY VIDEOS HERE ON TL FOR JAPANESE TIPS!

About Rosita

I have been singing and studying voice for over 23 years since I was a child! I hold a Bachelors from Musicians Institute and other accomplished degrees from American Musical Dramatic Academy to conclude my quest for vocal excellence and the ability to sing in multiple languages ( English, Spanish,

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I've had quite a few lessons from Rosita and truly love the process. Even though I haven't practiced as much as I ought to, I'm already improving more than I imagined I could. She's good, and strongly encouraging.
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Wakana Y.

18 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Wakana Y.

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I am a Japanese trainer with extensive knowledge in teaching Japanese as a second/third language.

I work closely with my students to identify their goals and objectives and develop tailored lessons for a more effective learning experience.

I believe that you will absorb more effectively when you enjoy learning and you are encouraged to learn!

I teach basic through advanced Japanese.
• Speaking, listening, reading, writing, Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji
• Conversational Japanese: casual/polite/formal
• Real-life applications to Japanese life and culture
• Nuance in Japanese
• Japanese way of thinking, trends, custom, traditional and contemporary Japanese culture

About Wakana

Hello! My name is Wakana. I am an energetic yet patient native Japanese teacher with many years of experience teaching Japanese. My motto is to provide a learning experience that is enjoyable and encourages students to learn more. I understand how frustrating it can be to learn a language as a se

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Eric
Wakana sensei is extremely knowledgeable and she can explain the reasoning behind the concepts and the nuances of Japanese in a way I can relate to and easily understand. She answers any questions I have (grammar, random cultural questions etc..), which I really appreciate because I usually can't find these answers anywhere.
She is incredibly patient, accommodating, and fun. Wakana sensei itsumo arigatougozaimasu!
Alex M.
I had a great session with Wakana and am excited to do more. She was very interested in why I wanted to learn Japanese and is tailoring the lessons to help me get the most out of it. She made it very interesting and fun. Recommend 10/10!
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Miku O.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 20 to 60
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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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Masaki K.

26 Reviews
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  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Marketing from California State University
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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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Really bad experience. I came to learn Japanese seriously while the teacher just spent the first 10min trying to talk about himself and asking me personal questions. When I asked him what his plan is for the class, he threatened me I can change another teacher and he does not want to teach. Pretty condescending attitude it seems to me.
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Jessie N.

19 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2003
  • 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 lang

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Adaila G.
Jessie was extremely helpful and she understands english well also. We cant wait for our second session.
Jesse
Excellent first lesson! My daughter is very pleased and interested so far!

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"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。"
Nathan
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"When I went to Japan, I had very little Japanese experience and when I returned, I really wanted to learn more. Oyamada-sensei has helped me learn more than I could have ever known in the short period of time I've been learning from him. He is a wonderful teacher who wants the best for you, is extremely accomodating to your needs, and very welcoming. If you are susceptible, please give Oyamada-sensei a try, I am sure he will not disappoint."
Giovanni
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Patient instructor, very thorough. I’m learning a lot through our sessions."
Mariko
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"My teacher was very friendly and sweet. She gelped me a lot to get motivated for my future lessons."
Jana
Took Japanese lessons from Seiko D.
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"Jessie was extremely helpful and she understands english well also. We cant wait for our second session."
Adaila
Took Japanese lessons from Jessie N.
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"Jessie is amazing! Very kind,thoughtful and encouraging. Enjoying my lessons!"
Jenna
Took Japanese lessons from Jessie N.
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"She was very patience, and professional. I appreciated her calness and abilitity to troubleshoot in terms of the level and needs of my language skill."
Yoojeong
Took Japanese lessons from Yukari M.
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"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!"
Amy
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Another great lesson—I look forward to our next one!"
Christine
Took Japanese lessons from Seiko D.
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"Oyamada sensei is very patient and accommodating. I'm a bit obsessed with getting all my crazy questions answered, and Sensei gives me all the information I need. I could never get this degree of detailed instruction from a college class. He's both fun and informative. As a first-time student of Japanese, I give Sensei two thumbs way up!"
Lisa
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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