Below you can watch videos, check availability and read reviews of online Japanese tutors to find someone who suits your needs and availability. When you open a tutor profile, you'll also see which learning needs, ages and levels the tutor is comfortable with. If you're new to LanguaTalk, when you create an account, you'll be given a token for a free, 30-minute trial session. Use this to get to know your chosen Japanese teacher online and to decide whether you wish to take lessons with them. Please note that not all teachers offer a trial session for free - some charge 30% of their standard price for a full lesson.
LanguaTalk is a small startup focused on facilitating effective language learning. We find and support the very best teachers who provide 1-on-1 lessons that are personalised to the individual needs of students. We believe that online Japanese lessons delivered in this way are the most effective way to become fluent in Japanese quickly.
Hello! My name is Nami. I am a Japanese native speaker.
I am looking forward to seeing you!
Hello I'm Saori. Nice to meet you! I am from Tokyo. but I've been living in Canada for about 4 years. After graduating from my university I moved to SK in Canada, and lately moved to BC in Canada.
I have 4 years of teaching experience online, and taught at a Japanese Sunday school in Canada. Over 4 years I have taught people who are complete beginner, intermediate, advanced, from the ages of 5 to 80 from many different countries such as Canada, America, China, England, France, Italy and South Korea etc.
I am very patient, friendly and cheerful. My teaching strategy focuses on making students feel comfortable during my lessons, I want you to feel okay when you make a mistake. Making mistakes is an important step to improve language skills.
About my lessons
Depending on students' individual needs, I can give a strict, structured lesson or a relaxed, conversational lesson. If you are a beginner student, I can always use English to teach. If you want me to only Japanese to teach, I’ll speak only Japanese to you. If you are not sure your level or what part you need to improve, I can find out what you should do to improve your skills. I am very flexible, and respect student’s opinions. If my teaching pace is too fast or too slow, please don’t hesitate to tell me, I can always change the speed as well. I’ll provide homework or a test if it’s needed.
Hello everyone! Thanks for visiting my profile page :)
Are you interested in Japanese Culture? Would you like to start learning a new language? Let's get started!!
I live in Canada for about 9 years and I teach Japanese as a private tutor for about 8 years. It's been a pleasure to meet people from all over the world, study Japanese together, and share Japanese culture.
【How do we study?】
I use a method called "Active learning". You need to study and prepare before the lesson in order to involve in the learning process actively. In that way, you can learn the language effectively. I have been learning English for over 15 years, and all I can say is the key to success is repetition and being continuous!
【Would it be possible to speak Japanese fluently?】
Many people ask me how long will it take to speak Japanese fluently. My answer is it depends on you. If you engage with Japanese more time every day, you will acquire it faster. There are many ways to engage with your learning language. It might be like watching your favorite Japanese shows or writing a diary every day in Japanese, and so on. Find a fun way to learn Japanese with me!
I accept all levels of students so if you're a beginner, I will teach you from your level of comfort.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me at the trial lesson!
I have a high passion for learning languages!
Myself, I learn and speak more than 6 languages besides my native language.
I also work as a designer and an artist.
Class types (55min/30min):
I have experience teaching at a private school, and I’ve been teaching the Japanese language & culture to foreigners for more than 7 years.
In 2021, I earned a TESOL certification, and in 2022 I earned the certificate "Teaching Japanese as a foreign language".
Although, I still continue to study Japanese language education.
I believe that it’s most important to HAVE FUN to keep your motivation of learning.
My name is Yuki. I have a MA in language teaching and I have been engaged in education for about 7 years . I myself learned a few foreign languages and understand it takes patience.
Each learner has a different goal and a personal preference. First, I would like to know what you have already learned and your goal. You can also tell me what you would like to focus on and what you think is difficult. Then, I can design lessons for you.
1, You already are an intermediate-level student in a group language course but want to have more conversational practices.
2, You are a beginner and want to build up all sorts of skills
(I often use "Japanese for Busy People", which is a very useful book in a lot of different aspects.)
These are just examples, and of course, feel free to book a trial lesson to see if I am a right tutor for you.
My role is to be your mentor who support your goal. I believe in you and help you acquiring Japanese. Your course will be designed on your request based on your pace, interests, learning style and learning history.
In my classes, I try to give more time to speaking practice. Because learners cannot do this all alone. You can do writing practice at home. You can take time to look for the words and structure them carefully and try out something new. Watching short videos and listening to music can also be given as an assignment. I will help you with many picture slides. Once you get comfortable creating sentences with the new expressions and vocabulary, I will offer activities which stimulate conversations.
I do not insist on handwriting. I leave it to the learners. Handwriting helps some learners to memorize. Other learners are visual and rather work with flash cards. Nowadays, there is little necessity for handwriting. Most written communication is typed.
Beginners will have to decide on their textbook. I usually prefer the one which the learner has already been using. If the learner wants to have a new book or they have none, I can recommend one. The learner uses the textbook for doing homework, reviewing, or pre-study. I will use slides in the lessons for oral practice. For those who want conversation lessons, the materials can vary depending on the learner’s wishes.
Teaching is my joy. I appreciate each meeting that brings me the chance to learn through my teaching. Seeing the progress of my students makes me happy.
HELLO, こんにちは ja MOI! I'm Ayumi. I'm from east Japan and now live in Finland. I am a diligent and frank person, and I enjoy talking with people :)
【Who am I？】
- Speak standard Japanese, English and Finnish
- Japanese teacher 4th year
- Customer service for over 10 years
- Have experiences of study abroad and working holiday
- Enjoy talking with people, passionate about tutoring
to travel, cook, hand crafting, being home, anime, manga, learning new things etc.
【Me as a teacher】
I have online teaching experience for 2 years, teaching at school for 3 years. In my lessons I use my own materials, gathered from different books, the internet and my own brain, made up based on your interests and goals.
【LESSONS CAN BE...】
- Learn Japanese letters (hiragana, katakana, kanji)
- Reading and writing Japanese , Grammar study
- Situation conversation, Business conversation
- Japanese seasonal culture
- Real Japanese life
- Otaku-talk etc...
*I teach at other platforms as well, so bookings might sometimes overlap and in that case we can talk about rescheduling, thank you in advance!
So... Do you want to start learning Japanese? I will make lessons for each students' need, so let's start talking and planning together! ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME.
Thank you for reading, ありがとうございます。I'm looking forward to seeing you at my lesson!
I have lived 5 years in California when I was young, and the past 12 years in the UK, so explaining difficult grammar/sentences using slang and idioms in English is my strong suit. I used to be a medical student for 4 years in the UK, so if you would like any medical Japanese help, I'd be able to accommodate!
I have been a tutor since 2019, with students from all over the world!
I am a huge fan of anime and manga, so otakus are very welcome 😊
We will first figure out what your learning style is, whether it be visual, aural, kinetic, etc. Then, we will construct an efficient custom learning plan that maximises your strengths, and supplement your weak areas.
I have access to a variety of textbooks, and will be able to accommodate for a very wide range of proficiency level.
I will incorporate the fundamentals of language, and will focus on accuracy, but in the context of conversational use. You will be able to have confidence in your pronunciation, and the accuracy of the intonation.
I will be setting kanji and vocab homework, as they are crucial in progressing through the language.
Hi there! My name is Minami, from Japan. I have lived in Australia for two years.
If you are looking for a Japanese tutor who boosts your speaking skill, I am a good choice.
You will open the door towards a new world when you participate in my class.
During the class you are going to get a lot of questions, since I believe the fastest way to learn a second language is “speak a lot “.
I will take you out of your comfort zone and you will find your strengths and weaknesses through the class.
It will help you to build up your “Japanese Brain“ so you will be able to practice by yourself even outside of the classroom.
I am looking forward to seeing highly motivated students! I am a very friendly person with an abundance of patience.
And I am happy to work at your pace.
The door is open for everyone so why not give it a shot now!
★Please note: Currently, I only give conversational lessons for female advanced students★
Hi, I am a professional and experienced Japanese teacher (been teaching full time since 2017) living in the UK.
Finished the 420h Japanese teaching course in 2016.
I ♡love♡ talking to and teaching students from all over the world!
Since I constantly have many students, I sometimes help students to find a good speaking practice partner, too.
I’ll tailor the most efficient private lesson just for you.
Our lessons will be so fun! Looking forward to teaching you soon.
Hello! Nice to meet you! My name is Reiko. I am from Osaka, Japan. Yes, Osaka! It's a fun and entertaining place to visit!
I graduated university in Kyoto and got qualified to teach elementary students in Japan.
Right now I have been living in Canada for about 20 years. I do homeschool to my kids and teach Japanese through online.
I use 'Genki' for teens and older students, and 'Japanese for young people' for younger children.
Of course, other textbooks are fine, too. I can teach with the materials that suit you.
Do you want to learn from Anime? Do you want to study seriously for exams?
I am so excited to teach each student.
Looking forward to meeting you soon!
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 students have other, more specific goals. Tell your tutor what your goals are and they'll tailor the lessons to your needs. Most tutors can help with any of the following:
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 last 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!
After your session, if you feel that the tutor isn’t quite right for you, you can simply book a trial with someone else.
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. Online Japanese lessons are sometimes taken 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. Please note that as per our Terms & Conditions, students who are under 18 must get permission from a legal guardian before booking.
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, experiences, and personalities. So we suggest you look at several profiles to choose the best tutor for you. Whichever Japanese 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.
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 tutors are native speakers of the language they teach, and we require that they can speak English too.
Each tutor is different - they have different backgrounds, strengths, teaching methods and personalities. So we suggest you browse several profiles to find the right Japanese tutor for you.
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.
Our booking system is designed to be incredibly easy to use. You can see tutors' available hours in your local time zone. If you choose to book lessons with a tutor, you'll be able to purchase them one at a time, or buy 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. Note that this can only be done up to 24 hours before the lesson time. This rule is required to protect tutors, who lose income when lessons are cancelled at the last minute.
Sometimes students feel uncertain about learning Japanese online because they think it’ll be totally different to 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 online, 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.
If you live in the US or Europe, face-to-face Japanese lessons may cost anywhere between $20 and $60 (USD) per hour. Online tutoring tends to be cheaper than face-to-face because the tutor doesn't need to travel to you. An online Japanese tutor could cost anywhere from $13 to $50 per hour, but be aware that very cheap tutors may lack experience. On LanguaTalk, Japanese tutors typically charge between $14 and $40 per hour.
Of course, learning 1-on-1 with an experienced Japanese tutor 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.
There is no 'best way' to learn a language - it depends on your needs, level and budget. If you can't afford to take lessons, you can use a free app such as Duolingo to build your vocabulary. And to improve your listening skills, you can watch TV and listen 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 1-on-1 lessons that are tailored to your needs by an experienced online Japanese teacher.