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Chiaki K.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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Chiaki K.

11 Reviews
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Hello! How is your learning going so far?

Since you are looking at my page, I’m guessing that you are looking for a teacher who can help you! If you are trying to learn how to speak Japanese, it's your lucky day!



In my lesson, we will be talking a lot!


Are you a shy person or a beginner? Don't worry! I will help you!


I believe that talking is the most effective and fastest way to learn a new language.
When I was in school, I was so bad at studying, but when I put myself in another country and forced myself only to speak English and not make any Japanese friends, my English skills improved in such a short amount of time.


I would like to use my effective learning experience to teach here.



Kids don't learn their native language by studying; they learn naturally by listening and speaking.


So we will be talking lots during our lessons. Of course, I do not expect you to speak perfect Japanese! I know that you will make lots of mistakes; we will have a safe learning ...

About Chiaki

I'm Chiaki! I was born and grew up in Japan. 
I think you will be surprised to see how happy and positive I am during our lessons. 
I am not trying to overreact or anything, but I get super happy when you do well because I think of my students as my learning partners. When you do well or

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Chris
“Chiaki Extraordinary Japanese Teacher I Ever seen!”
Jacques
She was supportive, showed interest in my goals, and was extremely encouraging.
Jun
I 100% recommend a chiaki as an instructor, she is great and makes learning Japanese fun,
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Yoshifumi O.

210 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches students 15 to 75
  • MA Intercultural Communication  from Tokyo International University
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Yoshifumi O.

210 Reviews
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🇯🇵 Sale price Now!🇯🇵 初めまして!🎌👇Please check out my students testimonials(Photos&Videos)👇🎍'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. #Student Age14to 75👩👨

I was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. I have over 28years 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.

About Yoshifumi

初めまして😊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 Japanese Language teacher experience in Japan and the USA for 33years. Currently, I live in F

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Summer
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! :)
Matt
2years of a great experience and result.

I recommend Yoshi Sensei to everybody who wants to study Japanese.
Joyce
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 year.
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Akira K.

13 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of European Literature from Waseda University Tokyo
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Akira K.

13 Reviews
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I will listen to you as carefully as possible to make the lesson meaningful. What are you interested in about Japan? History, travel, movie, music, anime, traditional entertainment, food or else? Think of learning not Japanese, but what you love through Japanese because what you love motivates you for learning the most.

One of my typical lesson styles is a situational dialogue. Let's have fun.

Lessons are online only.

About Akira

I was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan living in Toluca Lake LA, graduated from the literature department of Waseda University in Tokyo Japan. I realize learning another language is tough and requires patience a lot from my experience for learning English.I had learned English for many years in Japan

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John
Akira is a fantastic teacher, he explains the lessons really easily and is always prepared. whenever I don't understand something he's not afraid to stop for me to understand it properly.
Natalie
Akira is a great teacher. I really appreciate that he explains everything in depth when I don’t understand the grammar. I also appreciate that he corrects me every time I mispronounce something.
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Miku O.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Hospitality and tourism from Dokkyo University
  • Teaches Beginner
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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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Jessie N.

19 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jessie N.

19 Reviews
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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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Teonna H.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $42
  • Music Industry from Purdue Fort Wayne
  • Teaches students 5 to 40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Teonna H.

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Hello, I go by T! If you’re looking for someone who can teach you the basics, help you pass the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), or learn more about Japan’s interesting culture, I’m here for you!
I’ve been studying Japanese for seven years as of 2021, was an exchange student in Japan in 2018, and volunteered to teach native Japanese students at a local college.
I teach basics, content from the two lowest levels of the JLPT: N4 and N5, and some content from JLPT N3.

About Teonna

Hi, I’m T! I l’ve been studying Japanese for seven years as of 2021 and lived in Japan as an exchange student in 2018! I'm currently a freshmen college student as of 2021. I love teaching other people about the japanese culture and what youth people today are doing in Japan. I'm skilled at teach

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Lillee
She’s a good instructor with clear explanations. Easy to follow and understand.

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"Kyoko is thorough, knowledgeable, articulate, patient, kind, and has a wonderful sense of humor. She helped me go further than I thought I would in just 10 weeks! I am a beginner, but Kyoko clearly has the knowledge to teach all levels. I enjoyed my time with her and highly recommend her to anyone wishing to learn Japanese or improve on their current skills!"
Diana
Took Japanese lessons from Kyoko B.
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"Very instructive and worked with my skillset."
Mason
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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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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"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 year."
Joyce
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"He is an excellent teacher and very professional. I give him 5 stars and I recommend him. Angelina cuenca and Alex fadther"
Angelina
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"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!"
Justice
Took Japanese lessons from Jessie N.
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"Very kind and friendly. Would love to continue lessons with her! Was also very organized with a great lesson plan."
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Took Japanese lessons from Hikaru I.
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"Rosita made the lesson fun and exciting, putting in a song to remember September, and assigned very interesting homework. Will definitely look forward to the next lesson!"
Dontay
Took Japanese lessons from Rosita R.
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"Yoshi always very kind and give me wonderful lesson."
Lisa
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Very sweet and makes lessons easy to understand."
Nick
Took Japanese lessons from Jessie N.
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