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The best Japanese course I have ever attended. Amazing for beginners. Would surely recommend!

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Discover the essence of Japanese language and culture through our personalized private tutoring sessions. Tailored to your unique goals, whether it's mastering proficiency tests or diving deep into anime and manga, our flexible approach prioritizes your learning journey. With access to all cultural and regular classes, both online and in person, our sessions offer maximum flexibility, empowering you to learn at your own pace. Experience authentic language learning crafted by linguists, fostering genuine fluency and understanding.

Fee Structure

Online

1 hour - $60

5 hours - $275

10 hours - $500

In-Person

1 hour - $80

5 hours - $375

10 hours - $700

Class Locations: Hollywood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Downtown LA, KoreaTown, La Brea, and Fairfax.

(Online only)

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Our Japanese group classes are the perfect way to achieve your Japanese language goals. With three levels of online classes, we offer a comprehensive learning experience that is designed to take you from a complete beginner to a fluent Japanese speaker. Each level is tailored to meet the needs of its participants, with a focus on developing the skills necessary to master the Japanese language. Our classes offer a collaborative learning environment that encourages students to work together and engage with one another. With group sizes kept small, our experienced teachers are able to provide personalized attention to each student, helping them to develop their language skills and achieve their goals. Whether you're looking to improve your Japanese for personal or professional reasons, our online group classes offer the flexibility and convenience to fit your schedule. With each level building upon the skills developed in the previous level, you can be sure that you'll make steady progress towards achieving your language goals. So why wait? Sign up today and start your journey towards mastering the Japanese language!

Monthly Fee

  • $180/month

  • Try one class for just $50

Group Class Info

  • You can join the class at any time;

  • Each group is limited to 8 students;

  • Levels 1 & 2 - Once a week for 1 hour;

  • Level 3 - Once a week for 1.5 hours;

  • Upgrade to upper levels when you are ready;

  • No mandatory homework.

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Language Levels

Upgrade to upper levels when you are ready

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3

Level 1

Hiragana and Katakana, greetings and introductions, numbers and time, class etiquette, basic time tenses.

Level 2

Complex grammatical structures up to high school level, commonly used Kanji, verb conjugations, formal and informal speech, reading and listening comprehension.

Level 3

Deep dive into slang, pop culture, history, formal, informal, and business Japanese, advanced vocabulary, accent reduction, cultural understanding, humor, personal interest building, fluency development.

Meet your Tutors

Mariko Ban

Mariko Ban

Raised and educated in France, Japan, and the U.S., Mariko has a lot in common with new language learners. Learning a new language can be intimidating, but with her extensive experience teaching English and Japanese, she will make her students feel comfortable and empowered in their journeys. Mariko holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and a Master's degree in International Relations. She enjoys spending time with her family and dancing (especially ballet!) in her free time.

Hinata Yamana

Hinata Yamana

Konnichiwa! Meet Hinata, a dedicated Japanese tutor with a rich background in language education and cross-cultural experiences. Born and raised in Tokyo, she brings an authentic understanding of Japanese language and culture to the online classroom. Having moved to California at the age of 18, she pursued a Bachelor's degree in Sociology at University of California, Santa Barbara. With a passion for language and education, Hinata has seamlessly transitioned into the role of a Japanese tutor, leveraging their academic background to provide comprehensive support to learners of all levels. During their time at Santa Barbara City College, she excelled in guiding students to reinforce comprehension and language skills, while also assisting professors in managing classroom activities to ensure an optimal learning environment. With a commitment to fostering language proficiency and cross-cultural understanding, Hinata has also contributed to a preschool's dual language immersion program, where she encouraged Japanese preschoolers to excel in both their first and second languages, while promoting cultural exchange among students. As your Japanese tutor, Hinata is dedicated to creating a supportive and enriching learning environment where students can thrive. Whether you're a beginner or looking to refine your language skills, she is here to guide you on your Japanese language journey. Let's embark on this exciting adventure together!

Kotaro Watanabe

Kotaro Watanabe

Kotaro was born and raised in Japan and moved to New York City to study acting after receiving a BA in English Literature from Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan. He reads, writes, and speaks Japanese fluently. He has experience teaching Japanese and coaching actors on speaking Japanese to prepare for TV and Film auditions. He is a big fan of Japanese movies. Akira Kurosawa and Yasujiro Ozu are his favorite directors and he can talk on and on about their movies.

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