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Seiko D.

16 Reviews
Saratoga, CA
Starting at $46
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • BS from SUNY, Konan Womens College
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Seiko D.

16 Reviews
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Hi, My name is Seiko. I am an experienced Japanese tutor teaching online nationwide as well as in-person locally in CA. I provide individually tailored lessons based on your interests, necessary improvements, and goals. You would most likely use textbooks during sessions. For business needs, my work experience would help you not only learn the language but also strengthen your communication skills in understanding its cultural aspects and nuance. For job seekers and Japanese college applications, I have experience in reviewing and proofreading resumes and essays as well as JLPT test preparations.

About Seiko

Do you want to learn Japanese? I am here for you! I was born and raised in Japan. After my study in a Japanese college where I earned a secondary teaching credential, I worked at foreign companies in Tokyo and later came to the US and attended college in NY.

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Gandy
Seiko Sensei is a wonderful teacher! I'm able to keep up with my japanese and improve my grammar, reading, and speaking skills. Her classes are tailored to my ability and I look forward to each class I have with her!
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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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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Brenden R.
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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Jinko H.

245 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaching since 1990
  • B.A. in Education from Utsunomiya Daigaku
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Jinko H.

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I am a native speaker and former school teacher in Japan. Learning is fun-that's my motto. When you achieve your goals, you enjoy a feeling of accomplishment, right? I want to help you to achieve your goals. My lesson starts from finding what students really need to learn. Understanding student is the key to success. I am very strong in teaching proper Japanese, including reading and writing Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji with fun way. Also, casual, informal, practical Japanese too.

About Jinko

Ages taught: 15 to 75 こんにちは。 If you are trying to start learning Japanese, you found a right tutor!! I am very happy to see many people who want to learn and improve their Japanese. Please note that my current availability is really limited. If you want to learn Japanese with me, b

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Sarah
I appreciate you so much! I am thoroughly enjoying learning with you! :)
Kennedy
I had been studying Japanese by myself for two years before booking a lesson with Jinko.
Even after one lesson I learned so many new things and received many helpful and useful tips. She helped me practice my pronunciation and went over some reading exercises with me as well. I would recommend taking lessons with her, she is patient and kind.
Santi N.
こんにちわ、先生。

I will try to make this short because there is so many good things to say about Jinko Sensei.

To start, I have had an interest in Japanese since I was little, stemming from anime and being Asian myself, I really wanted to actually commit to truly learning the language and becoming fluent.

Since I began, I have improved so much. My biggest problem was reading, but also not being afraid to just speak in Japanese, and slowly I have become more comfortable, and have broken my stigma of trying to speak in Japanese (just don't be afraid of making a mistake).

The best thing is that Jinko Sensei teaches what is practical. She is a very personable, great and amazing person! What more could you ask for from a teacher if you are really trying to learn Japanese. I cannot recommend her enough.

Anyways, I have enjoyed and continue to enjoy our classes together! If you need help reaching your Japanese goals, this is the teacher for you!
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Yoshifumi O.

210 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • MA Intercultural Communication  from Tokyo International University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Yuriko I.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks JAPANESE
  • Teaching since 2007
  • English from Kyoto, Japan
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Yuriko I.

6 Reviews
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Experienced JAPANESE teacher since 2007, available for students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while building a strong foundation to further develop proficiency in Japanese. Each class is custom made to your own level and needs.

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Learning Japanese is super FUN with ME!!

Japanese is one of the hardest languages to master.
But it's also one of the most interesting ones.

The best way to learn a new language is to have fun learning it.
Bring your favorite topic; travel, anime, fashion, food, your mid term or JLPT.
I will make it a good fun by tailoring your lesson to what you really want to accomplish.
Don't worry, I am friendly, patient, and easy-going.
My goal is to support your goals and dreams.

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Wanna watch anime without subtitles or voiceover?

If that's your goal, then let's make it happen!
It'll be possible if you focus on learning Japanese using your favorite anime!
Bring on your ... </headline></headline>

About Yuriko

Hi, my name is Yuriko Kon nichi wa. Genki? I was born and raised in Japan. I can teach from beginner to intermediate in Japanese. I have many hours of experience teaching Japanese to any ages, kids to adults, private, group or home-schooling -- whoever wants to learn Japanese (writing, reading,

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おもしろい!
Courtney
Yuriko is very knowledgeable, friendly and patient. I've been studying Japanese on my own for about a month and decided I wanted an instructor to help me. I was very nervous to speak Japanese in front of her as my studies have left me reading about grammar and vocabulary, not necessarily saying much of it out loud, but she quickly calmed me with her reassuring nature. She provided me with a lot of insight on the use cases for many words/phrases, as well as Japanese culture. I left my first lesson feeling confident and ready for more!

I'd highly recommend Yuriko to anyone wanting a Japanese language instructor! She's the best!
Sandi T.
My daughter is absolutely LOVING her lessons with Yuriko. We travel often and it is wonderful that my daughter is able to continue her lessons, where ever we are.
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May G.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $22
  • Speaks Japanese
  • Teaches students 11 and up
  • Teaching since 2018
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May G.

17 Reviews
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I am an open minded, friendly, multicultural experienced tutor of Japanese languages.
I can personalize lessons at your request from using basic GENKI textbook or Japanese for busy people to free conversation upon your advance request. Please let me know what your purpose and goal. I will do my best to help you to achieve your goal. (Hopefully with a lot of fun.)
I can also teach you Japanese culture such as Origami, cooking and calligraphy. I love Japanese history and would like to share richness of Japanese culture.

About May

My native language is Japanese. I grew up and obtained B.A in Linguistic at Kinjo University, Nagoya, Japan. I have 4 years of English tutoring experience for local high school English learners in Japan. As a career, I was an instructor for the airline reservation system to travel agents. Teaching i

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"Yoshi is excellent! We can’t wait for our next class"
Jackie
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"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. =)"
Diana
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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"You were very thorough, and connected well. I look forward to my next lesson. Ja, mata!"
Brandy
Took Japanese lessons from Hikaru I.
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"as always great lesson"
Patrick
Took Japanese lessons from Kyoko B.
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"Always Good class Thank you."
Ross
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Rosita was great. I like the way she broke everything down and answered all my questions. It was a pleasure to work through my first lesson in Japanese with her.

Wayne"
Wayne
Took Japanese lessons from Rosita R.
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"Today's 1st class was great ! I am very very happy .
Arigato Sensei Yoshi"
Ron
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Thank you for your instructions. Professor Oyamada has a lot of skills and experience. My speaking and reading skills improved dramatically. I can't wait the day COVID19 will go away. I really want to visit Japan."
Eva
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"I just had my second lesson with Hikaru and I ask so many questions all the time and am just a lot as a person, but she's so patient and is really willing to answer all of my questions and go over absolutely whatever. She's also very good at explaining things and can explain the grammar side to me (I'm a big grammar proponent), which is an absolute blessing. Lessons fly by and I absolutely cannot wait for my next one.

Also, she's been helping me find resources that I can use to work on my Japanese outside of lessons. I know that some people won't do that because they want you to buy more lessons, but Hikaru genuinely just wants to help me learn both the language and the culture."
Paige
Took Japanese lessons from Hikaru I.
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Japanese Lessons in San Jose, CA

There are so many fascinating aspects of Japanese culture, from the famous ukiyo-e paintings to the beautifully handcrafted cuisine. Whether you’re learning about the Japanese temples or setting your sights on the region’s beautiful cherry blossom trees, it’s easy to become captivated by this incredible country. So why not take a whirl at learning the Japanese language while you’re at it?

If you’re interested in learning how to read, write, and speak in Japanese, then you’ve come to the right place. Here at TakeLessons, we offer a variety of Japanese lessons for kids and adults in San Jose, CA. Our Japanese tutors work with beginner, intermediate, and advanced students of all ages to help them work toward mastering this language. Sign up with us today to find Japanese classes ne

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Why Should I Learn Japanese?

If you plan to travel to Japan, understanding the local language can be a big help. Whether you want to ask for directions around Tokyo, strike up a conversation with a local, or read the sushi menu, you’re going to want to know a bit of Japanese. Even if you aren’t fluent before your travels, putting the effort in to greet others or thank them in Japanese can go a long way.

You don’t have to have a trip to Japan booked to learn this language, though. Not only can learning this language help you better understand the culture, but it can also benefit your cognitive skills and abilities. After all, many studies suggest that learning a second language can improve your memory and enhance your concentration. Some have even found that it can boost your creativity! To top it all off, learning a new language can be a fun, challenging, and rewarding experience. With so many benefits, it’s no wonder so many students are signing up for Japanese language classes.

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What does this mean for you? It means that you will have your tutor’s undivided attention, so you can work toward your Japanese goals together. Your tutor will create a game plan, providing lessons and exercises to help you improve your Japanese. Whether you want to work on writing Japanese characters or having conversations in Japanese, your tutor will be entirely dedicated to your progress and success.

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