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Japanese tutor Riku Y

Riku Y

5.0
190 Lessons
From
$55.14 / h
From
Japan
Speaks
English, Japanese, and Spanish
"Riku is a great tutor who is clearly experienced. I began studying Japanese with him from scratch and within only..."
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Japanese tutor Nami N

Nami N

5.0
622 Lessons
From
$33.08 / h
From
Japan
Speaks
Catalan, English, and Japanese
"Nami san is an amazingly patient and kind teacher. For anyone nervous to begin their Japanese language journey, she is..."
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Japanese tutor Akari P

Akari P

4.97
104 Lessons
From
$25.36 / h
From
Japan
Speaks
English, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Spanish, and Swedish
"She helped me with some exercises I tried outside our classes and stayed a bit longer. She is super kind..."
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Japanese tutor Kaori S

Kaori S

5.0
164 Lessons
From
$20.95 / h
From
Japan
Speaks
English, French, and Japanese
"Kaori's classes are amazing. Kaori is very patient and never lacks inspiration and imagination to make learning easy and fun...."
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Japanese tutor Norah A

Norah A

5.0
236 Lessons
From
$22.06 / h
From
Japan
Speaks
English and Japanese
"Fantastic sensei!"
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Japanese tutor Reiko M

Reiko M

5.0
273 Lessons
From
$21.50 / h
From
Japan
Speaks
English and Japanese
"Reiko is great. She is patient with my 3rd grader. She explains math in Japanese, probably reading the kanji that..."
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Japanese tutor Yoko B

Yoko B

5.0
125 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 Madoka K

Madoka K

5.0
79 Lessons
From
$26.47 / h
From
Japan
Speaks
English, Japanese, and Spanish
"Great lesson and great teacher. She explained everything, gave me the necessary feed back and we also laugh a lot...."
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Japanese tutor Aki M

Aki M

5.0
63 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 Saki D

Saki D

5.0
73 Lessons
From
$22.06 / h
From
Japan
Speaks
English, Japanese, and Portuguese
"Saki is an amazing teacher. Studying with her has helped push my ability to understand more Japanese, both spoken and..."
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Frequently Asked Questions

How does learning with a tutor via video call differ from learning face-to-face with a Japanese tutor in Melbourne?

Sometimes students tell us that they're not sure about learning Japanese online because they think it’ll be completely 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 solid relationship with their tutor.

Once you start a video call with your chosen tutor, you’ll be able to communicate with them as if you were in the same room. The tutor will typically also share learning resources with you (newspaper articles, YouTube, etc.) and you’ll be able to collaborate in real-time using a tool like Google Docs or Dropbox Paper.

How much do Melbourne Japanese tutors charge per hour?

Our research suggests that the average cost for private Japanese lessons in Melbourne is somewhere between $25-$35 per hour. As online tutors do not need to travel to you and they often live in countries with a lower cost of living, the hourly cost tends to be significantly lower.

What's the best way to find a Japanese tutor near me in Melbourne?

If you're really not keen on learning with a teacher via video call, LanguaTalk isn't going to be the right choice for you. You can instead search for a tutor on a local service listing website, or put up an advert in your local area. We do encourage you to give it a try learning online though - you've got nothing to lose as you can book a free trial session. Most people find the experience is as good as learning face-to-face, but with the benefit of having access to better tutors at a lower cost.

What are the best options for receiving Japanese lessons in Melbourne?

Whether you live in the city centre or the suburbs of Melbourne, there are many options for learning Japanese. You could use an app or a software program if you're looking to pick up basic vocabulary and learn some grammar rules. Alternatively, you could attend group lessons with Japanese tutors in Melbourne if you're keen for a social experience. Or, you could take 1-on-1 lessons with a private tutor. This isn't the cheapest way to learn a language but it's possibly the most effective, assuming you have a good tutor. Learning online rather than face-to-face may make private tutors a more affordable option. Check the tutor profiles above to see how much it's likely to cost. Prices vary a lot depending on the tutor, but will usually be cheaper than learning with a Japanese tutor in Melbourne, face-to-face.

Do any of the tutors on LanguaTalk also provide Japanese lessons in Melbourne?

Tutors on LanguaTalk sometimes provide lessons locally, but most only provide online lessons as it is more convenient and allows them to work from home. In addition, most tutors are not teaching Japanese in Melbourne because they're living elsewhere in the world. If you decide to book with a tutor, you should assume that they can only teach you online.

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.

New to LanguaTalk? We'll give you a credit for a free trial session. Many, but not all, tutors offer these for free. If they do not, the price will be just 30 percent of their full lesson price, so you can still try a session at minimal cost.

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!

If, after your trial session, you don't feel that the tutor is quite right for you, you can book a trial with another tutor for just 30 percent of their full lesson price.

The beauty of taking lessons online is that you can learn anytime, anywhere. When you choose a tutor, just check their calendar to make sure that they have available times that fit your schedule. Some tutors have limited availability as they already have a lot of students.

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.

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.