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Japanese tutor Nami N

Nami N

5.0
660 Lessons
From
$30.88 / h
From
Japan
Speaks
Catalan, English, and Japanese
"First lesson and good start. Johnny san"
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Japanese tutor Akari P

Akari P

4.97
111 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 Madoka K

Madoka K

5.0
91 Lessons
From
$26.47 / h
From
Japan
Speaks
English, Japanese, and Spanish
"Every lesson gets better and better. Great teacher!! The best investment I have made to study Japanese"
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Japanese tutor Yoko B

Yoko B

5.0
140 Lessons
From
$22.06 / h
From
Japan
Speaks
English, Japanese, and Portuguese
"Yoko is friendly and professional. Always there to help you get the answer without judgement."
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Japanese tutor Reiko M

Reiko M

5.0
287 Lessons
From
$21.50 / h
From
Japan
Speaks
English and Japanese
"Reiko has been great at communicating through email, and she has been helping me to assess where my correct level..."
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Japanese tutor Norah A

Norah A

5.0
274 Lessons
From
$22.06 / h
From
Japan
Speaks
English and Japanese
"Very great teacher! ii sensei! Steve Million"
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Japanese tutor Aki M

Aki M

5.0
68 Lessons
From
$26.47 / h
From
Japan
Speaks
English and Japanese
"I like Aki's teaching style and demeanor. She is relaxing and makes learning Japanese easy. She explains the differences between..."
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Japanese tutor Aya E

Aya E

5.0
105 Lessons
From
$19.85 / h
From
Japan
Speaks
English and Japanese
"Great tutor"
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Japanese tutor Kaori S

Kaori S

5.0
184 Lessons
From
$21.50 / 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 Riku Y

Riku Y

5.0
204 Lessons
From
$55.14 / h
From
Japan
Speaks
English, Japanese, and Spanish
"I am very happy that I have Riku as tutor. He structures the lessons around my needs, provides clear feedback,..."
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Japanese tutor Kanako S

Kanako S

5.0
1092 Lessons
From
$29.22 / h
From
Japan
Speaks
English and Japanese
"Kanako Sensei is very nice and helpful! She goes over every lesson carefully and writes words I don't know in..."
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Japanese tutor Saki D

Saki D

5.0
88 Lessons
From
$22.06 / h
From
Japan
Speaks
English, Japanese, and Portuguese
"Saki D is very professional, well prepared and responsive to my questions. The series of lessons has been invaluable in..."
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Japanese tutor Saori T

Saori T

5.0
642 Lessons
From
$24.26 / h
From
Japan
Speaks
English and Japanese
"Saori is so upbeat and patient!! The class hour moves along very well, and I feel as though she is..."
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Japanese tutor Yuki M

Yuki M

5.0
129 Lessons
From
$19.61 / h
From
Japan
Speaks
English and Japanese
"This was my second session with Yuki, who is great. The sessions are informative and very practical, with is exactly..."
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Japanese tutor Saori K

Saori K

5.0
105 Lessons
From
$22.06 / h
From
Japan
Speaks
English and Japanese
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Frequently Asked Questions

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 'Help' button in the bottom-right. 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.

Whilst the majority of tutors offer Zoom Japanese classes for adults, you’ll see on profiles that only some of them are suitable for kids and teenagers. If your son/daughter wants to take lessons to support their school/college studies, you can optionally provide the tutor with the materials or topics covered. Please 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 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 typically charge per lesson?

Japanese lessons via Zoom 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.

How does learning with a Japanese teacher on Zoom 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, 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, 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.