Learn Japanese on Skype and In-Person

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Our Japanese classes and lessons are for small number of people, with any kind of learning history

You Can Learn Japanese on Skype!

My name Yuko and I have been helping people to learn Japanese on Skype and in-person. During the lessons, I first use English in explaining and gradually increase Japanese. I am from Japan and have a 30+ years of experience in teaching all levels.

Whatever your purpose of learning is, and whatever your level is, let me try to help you. It will be a wonderful experience for both of us.

If you have any questions, or if anything of our program interests you, please send an inquiry using the contact form below.

1. Skype Lessons for Adults and Young Adults (US Eastern Time)

NEW! Starting: Group Level 7 (Low Intermediate Level 1) Monday Evening Class: Minna-no-Nihongo for Beginners, vol. 2, Lessons 26-.

  • Day/Time: Mondays 6:00PM-7:30PM
  • Dates: 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, (optional 12/23, 12/30), 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10 and 2/17 (if students agree to have lessons on 12/23 and 12/30, the last day of this level will be 2/3)

JOIN! Group Level 2 (Beginning Level 2). Perfect also as a refresher course. A couple students wanted for fast-paced Level 2 on Skype (later we will slow down). Will start from Minna-no-Nihongo Lesson 6.

Learn to speak Japanese on Skype. Good pronunciation, practical vocabulary, and grammar will be focused upon. The textbook (Minna-no-Nihongo vol. 1) comes in two editions (Romanized and Hiragana) and you can choose either one in our class. For people who want to learn hiragana, we will walk with you outside the class time. Please inquire for details. Free sample lesson/open house is available upon request.

  • Day/Time: Wednesdays, 7:00PM-8:30PM
  • Dates: 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8
  • Fee: $300 for ten lessons of 90 minutes

JOIN! Group Level 14 (Intermediate Level 1) Class: Minna-no-Nihongo for Beginners, vol. 2, Lesson 47-. Basic Kanji Book Lesson 19-.

  • Day/Time: Saturdays 11:15AM-12:45PM
  • Dates: 10/12, 10/19, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21, 12/28

JOIN! Ongoing: JLPT N1 Preparation Course (Advanced Level) Class: , Textbooks: Please inquire. Fee will be pro-rated depending on the day you join.

  • Day/TIme: 11:00AM-12:15PM
  • Dates: 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 11/24
  • Fee: $210 for 7 sessions

Note: Unless otherwise noted, classes meet once a week. Each level is for ten lessons of 90 minutes (or fifteen instructional hours, except Level 1 for which we teach half an hour more. Please inquire for details). A free open house/sample lesson for you or/and your friends is available upon request. If you have a schedule conflict (for your vacation, business trip, etc.), please consult for the possibility of a free make-up lesson. Lesson fee: $300 per level. Book fee is not included in the lesson fee. For cancellation policies, please ask for the registration form using the inquiry form below.

Free Consultation for JLPT Preparation Class for the December 2020 Test: If you are preparing for N3 or a higher level, you should start now! Please inquire for details.

Private group: If you would like to learn with your family members or friends, we can offer a special rate for you. For details, please inquire.

Private Instruction for All Levels: For your general studies, for traveling, catching up with your school work, reading Japanese novels or manga; the goal is up to you. Lessons start from the beginning of the month. We will discuss the schedule directly with you. We will hear your learning history and the goals, and offer you a curriculum and books/study materials. Fee: $198 for 4 lessons. Special discount is available for JLPT preparation. Free Skype open house (and/or placement interview/test) with two free sample lessons is available. For details, please inquire.

2. In-Person Japanese Classes and Lessons (Charleston, SC area only)

Private instruction for All levels: Lessons start from the beginning of the month. We will discuss the schedule with individual students. We will decide your curriculum and books/materials for your needs and goals; please consult for details. Fee: $198 for 4 lessons. Special discount is available for JLPT preparation. Free open house (conversational style with a placement interview/test if you are not an absolute beginner) session and a free sample lesson available.

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