If you're unable to find an affordable private Japanese tutor in Normal for in-person language lessons, online learning may be a good alternative. To take lessons with a Japanese tutor in your area, you may have to pay more to cover their travel costs or travel to their home, and the average cost of private Japanese lessons in Normal is over $20 per hour. Online learning allows you to save on travel expenses and have access to top tutors from around the world.
Many students who try online language lessons with a tutor are pleasantly surprised by the experience. At LanguaTalk, lessons are 1-on-1 to ensure you get your tutor's full attention and can make rapid progress. Lessons are conducted via video call, allowing you to communicate with your tutor and share learning materials, as if you were in the same room. Give it a try with a free trial session and see for yourself!
On LanguaTalk, you can watch Japanese tutor intro videos, check their availability, and read reviews from their students on their profiles. You'll also see which learning needs, ages, and levels the tutor is comfortable with.
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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.
Hi, there! Olá! I'm Saki.
I'm a native Japanese speaker from Okayama-ken, Japan.
Currently I live in Brazil. I speak Japanese, English (intermediate) and Portuguese (intermediate).
Working as Japanese teacher over 7 years online and offline, I have experience of teaching Japanese for students of various age (3-80 years-old) and level from all over the world who have different objectives to learn Japanese. Not only in language school or online platform, I also helped foreign kids who live in Japan to learn Japanese at elementary school in Japan.
I always try to make the best lesson for each student. I customize lessons and adjust speaking speed and homework. And not only I teach Japanese language, but also Japanese culture too!
In all lessons (except lesson for kids) includes a note for new grammar/vocabulary or mistakes, short feedback / comment (would be small reading exercise) and quick review of previous lesson at the beginning or end of the lesson. I share all of them with you on Google document.Here is specific lesson type, but of course, we can talk about our lesson plan!
Here are specific lesson types.
Free talk (Conversation)
Minna no Nihongo Shokyu / Genki
Beginners to learn vocabulary and grammar. I use PowerPoint so you can see and hear what I'll be teaching.
Customized lesson (JLPT, Travel, Kids, Marugoto, Music, etc.)
Materials or anything that we use /talk in class will be shared on Google document, so you can access anytime.
Picture description (Intermediate~)
We use pictures to try to make any sentences and to expand your vocabulary!
With prepared materials, you can can real Japanese!
I cannot put all explanation about the lessons because this space is limited.
I hope to see you in lesson :) またね！See Reviews From Students
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.See Reviews From Students
Hello everyone. I’m Yoko. Nice to meet you.
I was born, raised and educated in Tokyo. I moved to Brazil in 2001 and now live in the UK.
I speak Japanese, Portuguese and English.
I know how hard it is to learn foreign languages, but it’s also fantastic to be able to communicate with people in the world.
I tailor my classes for all levels (your interests, needs, and also goals).
- Start from zero? That's great, we can have a lot of fun together to do speaking, grammar and writing hiragana and Katakana. I always encourage my students to learn Hiragana and Katakana at least. I believe being able to read Japanese helps your understanding and importantly, motivates you more.
- Looking for a conversation partner? Yes, I can do that. We can talk about anything you want, e.g., celebrity gossip, news about what's happening in the world.
- Looking for someone who corrects your writing? Yes, please count on me. Please send me your writing at least 1 day before the class. We’ll review it together in class.
I can give you accurate instructions, because I myself have been learning English and Portuguese for a long time, as I understand common mistakes we usually make.
Material: ‘GENKI’’MARUGOTO’ or others (PPT, videos, music etc)
Learn: speaking, listening and writing (Hiragana and Katakana)
Free conversation, discussion
Learn: Speak correctly
Pls send me your writing at least 1 day before the class. We’ll review it together in class.
*All the classes are available both in English and Portuguese.
Looking forward to seeing you soon.
Ola, sou Yoko. Prazer em conhecer.
Nasci e cresci em Toquio e me mudei ao Brasil em 2001 e agora moro no UK.
Falo japones, portugues e ingles.
Dou aula de japones para todos os niveis:
-Comece do zero? Eh otimo, podemos nos divertir muito de falar, gramatica e escrever hiragana e katakana. Eu insentivar meus alunos a aprenderem pelo menos Hiragana e Katakana. Ser capaz de ler japones ajuda a sua compreensão e motivacao.
-Procurando aula de conversa? Sim, conte comigo. Podemos falar qualquer assuntos que voce quiser, pode ser fofocas de celebridades, noticias sobre o que esta acontecendo no mundo.
-Procurando alguem corrija sua redacao? Sim, conte comigo. Me manda sua redacao pelo menos 1 dia antes da aula. Vamos revisa-la juntos na aula.
Espero encontrá-lo em breve!!
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Hello there! I'm Norah. I am a Certified tutor of The 420-hour Advanced Japanese Teacher Training Course.
I was born and raised in Saitama and was working in Tokyo for 20 years. I speak "Tokyo-standard accent Japanese" and can teach Keigo (A special polite speech style) for business.
I have been teaching Japanese since 2018. When I was living in Florida, I was volunteering to help students who studied Japanese at a University, and that experience brought me to become an online Japanese tutor.
I want you to relax and enjoy our lesson, I will ask you how you want to study Japanese. Some students want to study grammar accurately, some want to have conversations, some want to read books with me, and some students want to write a diary in Japanese! I can be flexible according to what you want. If you are not sure how to study Japanese, I will suggest the best way for you.
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Pronunciation between English and Japanese is very different! I will help your accent and pronunciation to sound more natural in Japanese.
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Of course, you can use your favorite textbooks but I prefer to use these. Also, I use many different types of books for fun including comics, and news websites to gain vocabulary.
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I love teaching, listening to my students, and speaking with people from different countries. A small question may help your comprehension of the Japanese language. Don't hesitate to ask me. I would love to support you! Looking forward to seeing you. Book a trial lesson now! :)
How do you do! My name is Madoka. I am from Tokyo. I was born and grew up there, but I have been living in the United States for quite a long time by now.
During those years, I studied, worked, got married and raised two children. Meantime, I taught beginning Japanese classes at the college level for two years, taught toddlers and pre-school children at my immersion-style Japanese family child care for more than 10 years; then, have been teaching elementary through high-school students at a Japanese school for 4 years (including 2 years of on-line class). Certainly, I raised my own children in Japanese. And recently I took the Japanese Language Teaching Competency Test to get officially certified as a Japanese teacher.
For me, languages are for communication. I love to learn different languages myself and love to teach my native language, Japanese, to other people to communicae with different people. I know Spanish enough to communicate. I am learning Korean along with Tae Kwon Do practice. I know both hardship and joy of learning languages.
Students from all ages and all levels are welcome. I communicate with students to find their level, interests and goal to accommodate the best lesson style for each of them. I usually use visual materials, quizzes and games. I may use textbook when needed but often customize materials on my own according to my student's need. My lesson is always interactive. I would expect you to join me and be an active part in our lesson!
Let me hear from you. If you are motivated enough to come here to read this and watch my video, why don't you get in touch with me to tell me about you. Let's meet in the trial session and talk more. We'll have fun and I will do my best to achieve your goal.See Reviews From Students
Hi I'm Aki, an experienced Japanese teacher.
I've been tutoring students in the United Kingdom for almost a decade. I taught a variety of students: e.g. young children (primary school), teenagers (GCSE /A-level), university students, and adults up to over 60 years old. Most of them are beginners or intermediate-level learners.
Let me describe my teaching style with 3 key points:
1) TEACHING MATERIALS: I mainly use my original teaching materials which are full of visual-focused explanations and custom illustrations. I believe every lesson should be customised to some extend, because of the many different types of students (visual learners, auditory learners, and kinesthetic learners) and their unique objectives. I use my own materials in a different way depending on the students, and use other materials such as textbooks (e.g. exam book) and websites (e.g. news, culture) when required.
2) SPEAKING TIME: I pay attention to the balance of my speaking time and students' speaking time, because it's very important for the students to apply what they have learned to real situations. In this way, I try to make my lesson more interactive than just straight forward tutoring. I make situations where they can talk without hesitation. For example, I choose topics that are interesting and/or familiar to them.
3) FOLLOW-UP: I give them feedback and/or assignments after lessons so that they can review the lessons properly and ask questions if they have any. Also I give advice when a student gets stuck on learning a particular aspect of Japanese, because I had similar experiences when learning English.
Thus, I am committed to providing professional but fun Japanese language lessons in my own way!
*I currently teach private students online in the United Kingdom. I have previously worked as a Japanese teacher assistant in Sand Lake Elementary School in Alaska, USA. I successfully completed the CELTA course and have earned several teaching certificates.See Reviews From Students
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 language through online to students.
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!See Reviews From Students
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.See Reviews From Students
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 or Genki text book, or as your request.
【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!See Reviews From Students
Lessons are conducted one-on-one, allowing you to receive personalized attention from your tutor. lessons are conducted via video call, and you can use any device with a stable internet connection and a webcam to join the lesson.
Your tutor will create a customized lesson plan based on your goals, learning style, and current level. During the lesson, you will have the opportunity to speak, listen, and interact with your tutor in real-time. Your tutor may also provide you with additional materials, such as audio recordings or written exercises, to help you practice and consolidate your learning.
The advantage of taking lessons online is that you can learn at any time and from any location. When you select a tutor, check their calendar to ensure that they have available slots that fit your schedule. Some tutors may have limited availability due to high demand from other students.
Most students take 55-minute lessons. However, some tutors also offer the option of 30-minute lessons. If this is available, it will be noted on their profile (below their pricing and above the 'Buy Lessons' button).
In general, we recommend 55-minute lessons for most students. You may want to consider 30-minute lessons only if you have an intermediate level and only want conversation practice, or if the lesson is for a child.
If you're new to LanguaTalk, we'll provide you with a credit for a free trial lesson. Many, but not all, tutors offer these for free. If they do not, the price will be reduced to 30 percent of their full lesson price, so you can still try a session at a minimal cost.
Trial lessons are 30 minutes long. They allow you to evaluate whether the tutor is a good fit for you and experience learning online. The tutor will assess your level and try to understand your needs and interests so they can customize any lessons you decide to take. You will be encouraged to speak in Japanese as much as possible, but you can also speak in English if needed.
If, after your trial lesson, you don't feel that the tutor is right for you, you can schedule a trial lesson with another tutor for 30 percent of their full lesson price.
On LanguaTalk, you can find highly qualified tutors who offer personalized 1-on-1 Japanese lessons based on your goals and learning style. Here's how it works:
1 - Search for a tutor who meets your needs by reviewing videos, ratings, prices, and availability.
2 - Schedule a trial lesson. Many tutors offer a 30-minute trial for free, while others offer a discounted price.
3 - Take your personalized lessons with your chosen tutor via video call. Or, you can try a different tutor if you prefer.
You don't need to enter any payment information to book a free trial session. Please only book a trial if you are interested in taking lessons. Prices vary by tutor, and you can use filters to find a tutor who fits your budget. You can pay for each lesson individually or purchase multiple lessons at a discounted rate (view a tutor's profile to see their pricing options).
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If you prefer not to learn online with tutor, LanguaTalk may not be the right choice for you. Instead, you can search for tutor, we recommend giving online learning a try as it is often as good as in-person learning and allows you to access better tutors at a lower cost. You can also book a free trial session to see if it is right for you.
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.
Some tutors on LanguaTalk may offer local lessons, but most only provide online lessons as it is more convenient and allows them to work from home. In addition, many tutors do not teach Japanese in Normal as they live elsewhere in the world. If you book a lesson with a tutor, you should assume that it will be online unless the tutor specifically states that they offer in-person lessons in Normal.
Our research indicates that the average cost for private Japanese lessons in Normal is between $25-$35 per hour. Online tutors do not need to travel to you and often live in countries with a lower cost of living, so the hourly cost is generally lower.
There are several options for learning Japanese in Normal, whether you live in the city center or the suburbs. You can use an app or software program to learn basic vocabulary and grammar. You can also join group lessons with Japanese tutors in Normal if you prefer a social learning experience. Alternatively, you can take one-on-one lessons with a private tutor, which is more expensive but may be the most effective option if you have a good tutor. Learning online may make private tutors a more affordable choice. Prices vary based on the tutor, but are generally cheaper than in-person lessons in Normal.