1-on-1 Japanese lessons on Zoom or Skype with native teachers.

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Japanese tutor Nami N

Nami N

5.0
176 Lessons
From
$24.26 / h
From
Japan
Speaks
Catalan, English, and Japanese
"It's been a year since my daughter started learning Japanese with Nami. I can say that she's still has a..."
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Japanese tutor Kanako S

Kanako S

5.0
559 Lessons
From
$27.02 / h
From
Japan
Speaks
English and Japanese
"I have had about 10 lessons with Kanoko and she is an excellent tutor. She has been very patient with..."
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Japanese tutor Riku Y

Riku Y

NEW
0 Lessons
From
$16.54 / h
From
Japan
Speaks
English, Japanese, and Spanish
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Japanese tutor Ayumi L

Ayumi L

5.0
113 Lessons
From
$22.06 / h
From
Japan
Speaks
English, Finnish, and Japanese
"Ayumi san is an excellent tutor. I was looking to study a very specific topic in Japanese and she accommodated..."
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Japanese tutor Yuko S

Yuko S

5.0
10 Lessons
From
$22.06 / h
From
Japan
Speaks
English and Japanese
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Japanese tutor Madoka K

Madoka K

NEW
0 Lessons
From
$22.06 / h
From
Japan
Speaks
English, Japanese, and Spanish
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Japanese tutor Saori T

Saori T

5.0
238 Lessons
From
$24.26 / h
From
Japan
Speaks
English and Japanese
"Time with Saori flies by as she is so much fun to learn with. You will leave each lesson looking..."
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Japanese tutor Nozomu H

Nozomu H

5.0
97 Lessons
From
$24.26 / h
From
Japan
Speaks
English and Japanese
"Excellent first lesson. Noz was able to quickly assess my level during my first trial lesson so during our first..."
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Japanese tutor Yoko B

Yoko B

NEW
8 Lessons
From
$18.75 / h
From
Japan
Speaks
English, Japanese, and Portuguese
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Japanese tutor Yuki M

Yuki M

5.0
42 Lessons
From
$19.61 / h
From
Japan
Speaks
English and Japanese
"Thank you!!!"
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Japanese tutor Reiko M

Reiko M

5.0
63 Lessons
From
$19.85 / h
From
Japan
Speaks
English and Japanese
"Reiko is wonderful. I need her substitute for my son's sensei while he is taking sport during class time. I..."
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Japanese tutor Kaori S

Kaori S

5.0
18 Lessons
From
$20.40 / h
From
Japan
Speaks
English, French, and Japanese
"Kaorisensei is a very patient teacher, who helps me to develop my Japanese. Her emails after our lessons allow me..."
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Japanese tutor Arisa A

Arisa A

5.0
80 Lessons
From
$24.26 / h
From
Japan
Speaks
English and Japanese
"Arisa always challenges me to talk, which helps me improve a lot. All the new words and corrections are written..."
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Japanese tutor Akari P

Akari P

5.0
7 Lessons
From
$25.36 / h
From
Japan
Speaks
English, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Spanish, and Swedish
"Another wonderful class, I have learned so much about Japanese language and culture. I would highly recommend learning with Akari..."
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Japanese tutor Minami S

Minami S

5.0
71 Lessons
From
$26.47 / h
From
Australia
Speaks
English and Japanese
"Minami is kind and patient and puts me at ease during the lesson. "
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FAQs:

On LanguaTalk, you can find exceptional tutors for 1-on-1 Japanese lessons tailored to your goals and learning preferences. Here’s how to try it for yourself:

1 - Find your ideal tutor by browsing videos, reviews, pricing and availability.

2 - Book a trial. Many tutors offer a 30-minute trial for free; others charge a discounted price.

3 - Take personalised lessons with your new tutor via video call. Or try someone else.

No card is required to book a free trial session. Please only book if you’re considering taking lessons. Pricing varies by tutor and you can use the filter to find someone who fits your budget. You can pay one lesson at a time, or buy in bulk for a discount (open a tutor's profile to see their pricing options).

We’re confident you’ll love learning via LanguaTalk. We're trusted by students all over the world because we're transparent. We ask students to rate each lesson, and we display reviews on tutors’ profiles.

99.8% of lesson ratings are 5 stars. Why? Because unlike other platforms, we accept only the top 10% of tutor applications.

To see our full FAQs or get help from our friendly team, click the '?' in the corner of the screen. You can also watch students talking about their experiences learning via LanguaTalk below.

1-on-1 lessons are perhaps the best way to improve speaking skills, and because of this many students use LanguaTalk to learn to speak Japanese fluently. That said, some people have other, more specific goals. Let your tutor know what your goals are and they'll tailor the lessons to your personal needs. Most tutors can help with any of the following:

  • Practical Japanese for travelling or integration
  • JLPT exam preparation
  • Business Japanese
  • Improving specific skills: speaking, reading, listening & writing
  • Preparation for school exams – A Levels / Baccalaureate etc.
  • Grammar (for all levels)
  • Improving pronunciation

Most of the Japanese tutors on our site are able to teach students of all levels. When you click on a tutor's profile you'll see if certain levels are not supported. For example, certain tutors cannot teach complete beginners.

Likewise, you can also see on the tutor's profile whether they're suitable for all ages. Lessons are sometimes taken via LanguaTalk to support school/college studies. Usually, the tutor will be able to customise the lessons to follow the material and topics covered in the student's exams. Note that as per our Terms & Conditions, students who are under 18 must get permission from a legal guardian before booking.

New to LanguaTalk? You'll have one credit for a free trial. Most tutors offer a trial for free. If they do not, they’ll offer a trial session at a discount compared to their usual hourly rate.

Trial sessions are 30 minutes. They allow you to assess whether the tutor is a good fit for you, and get a feel for learning online. The tutor will assess your level and aim to understand your needs and interests so that they can customise any lessons you decide to take. You'll be encouraged to speak in Japanese as much as possible, but of course you can speak in English too! Book a trial today to see if taking Japanese lessons on Zoom/Skype works well for you.

After your session, if you feel that the tutor isn’t quite right for you, you can simply book a trial with someone else.

Lessons are taught 1-on-1 so that you receive your tutor’s full attention and can make fast progress. Communicating via video call, you’ll be able to talk to your tutor and share learning materials as if you were in the same room.

The tutors vary in terms of their teaching methods, resources, experience, and personalities. So we suggest you look at several profiles to choose the best tutor for you. Whichever tutor you pick, they'll aim to tailor the lessons to your individual needs.

The vast majority of students take 55-minute lessons. But some tutors also provide the option of 30-minute lessons. If they do, you’ll see this noted on their profile (below their pricing and above the ‘Buy Lessons’ button).

55-minute lessons are recommended for most students. In general, we only suggest considering 30-minute lessons if they’re for your child, or you have an intermediate level and only want conversation practice.

The beauty of taking lessons online is that you can learn anytime, anywhere. To see tutors who are likely to fit your weekly schedule, use the availability filter at the top. Then when you see a tutor you like, check their profile calendar to make sure their time slots work for you. Some tutors have limited availability as they already have lots of students.

We want students to have an exceptional learning experience on LanguaTalk, so we only accept the very best tutor applications. Though we consider qualifications and experience, we place equal value on communication skills, personality and reviews from previous students. Almost all of the tutors are native speakers of the language they teach, and they can speak English too.

Each tutor is unique - they have different backgrounds, strengths, teaching methods and personalities. So we suggest you browse several profiles to find the right tutor for you.

Our booking system is designed to be easy to use. You can see tutors' available slots in your local time zone. If you choose to book lessons with a tutor, you'll be able to buy them one at a time, or purchase in bulk with a volume discount. You can pay securely by card on our website.

You can manually add bookings to your personal calendar, or if you use Google calendar, you can add bookings automatically with our syncing feature. You'll also be able to receive email reminders to help ensure you don't forget to turn up.

You can reschedule or cancel lessons in a couple of clicks. Please note that this can be done up to 24 hours before the lesson time. We have this policy to be fair to tutors, who cannot replace lessons at the last minute and need some form of income protection.

How much do Japanese tutors on Zoom/Skype typically charge per lesson?

Japanese lessons via Zoom/Skype tend to be cheaper than face-to-face because the tutor doesn't need to travel. Online Japanese tutors may cost between $14 to $50 per hour, but be aware that very cheap tutors on certain websites may lack experience. On LanguaTalk, Japanese tutors typically charge between $14 and $40 per hour.

Of course, receiving Japanese tutoring via Zoom or Skype is not the cheapest way to learn; you could learn via a free app instead. But if you're serious about learning, nothing beats 1-on-1 Japanese lessons with a great teacher.

Is it effective to take Japanese lessons on Zoom/Skype?

Most tutors offer both Skype and Zoom as options for the lessons. If they only offer one of these, this will be stated on their profile. Both tools are free, easy to use and perfect for language learning. They allow you to do everything you would do in a physical classroom: speak, listen, read, write, and share learning materials. Your tutor will typically write corrections directly in the chat area so that you can later revise everything you’ve learnt.

Most Japanese tutors using Skype/Zoom also use other technologies and resources to enhance the learning experience, for example Google Docs (for real-time collaboration), videos, and PowerPoint slides. If you're unable to take the Japanese lessons via Zoom or Skype, please contact our support team and we’ll get in touch with the tutor you're interested in to see if they're able to use an alternative video technology, such as Google Meet.

How does learning with a Japanese teacher on Zoom/Skype differ from learning face-to-face?

Students sometimes feel unsure about learning online because they think it won't be as effective as learning face-to-face. But usually when they try it, they find that the experience is almost the same and they often build a strong relationship with their tutor.

Once you start a video call with your chosen Japanese tutor on Zoom/Skype, you’ll be able to communicate with them as if you were in the same room. They’ll usually also share learning resources with you (using Google Docs, YouTube etc.) and you’ll be able to collaborate in real-time.

What's the best way to learn Japanese?

There is no 'best way' to learn a language - it depends on many factors, such as your needs, level and budget. If you can't afford to take 1-on-1 Japanese lessons on Zoom/Skype, you can use a free app like Duolingo to build your vocab. And to improve your listening skills, you can try watching TV and listening to podcasts in Japanese. But to learn how to actually speak a language, you need to talk to a native speaker on a regular basis and receive accurate feedback so that you improve. If you want to make fast progress, it's best to take private lessons that are tailored to your personal needs by an experienced teacher.

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