My name is Shota and I am a native speaking Japanese teacher from Himeji, Japan.
I have been teaching Japanese for the past 6 years and I’ve also been teaching online for the past 2 years. My online Japanese lessons have helped many different types of students, ranging from beginner to advanced, from all around the world.
I’m a fluent English speaker and I also speak Spanish. I’m happy to teach beginner level Japanese using Spanish and all levels in English.
My lesson plans can be personalized and tailored to your specific requirements. Please feel free to book a trial lesson and we can construct the best learning plan to reach your goals in the most efficient way possible.
Here are some ideas for the lessons, based on common requests:
✔️ Beginner Japanese Course - you are starting from zero and want a teacher to help you along the way. One option is we can use a popular textbook called Genki (it is not necessary to purchase this book) and build your Japanese using basic grammar and conversational practice. I’m well aware, textbooks are not for everyone! I can also teach beginner Japanese through conversation!
✔️Travel and Live in Japan Course - you are heading off to Japan soon for an amazing holiday or to work and live. You want to master some basics before getting on that flight! Based on what you will be doing, we can customize the lessons for you so you feel confident using Japanese when you arrive in Japan!
✔️Free Conversation - you already speak Japanese and want some conversation practice so you don’t start forgetting everything you worked so hard to learn! My natural way of speaking is Kansai-ben, which is a more casual and friendly dialect in Japan.
✔️JLPT - I can assist students with preparing for JLPT N5, N4 and N3.
Upon request, I can also provide homework between all the lessons.
Thank you for choosing to study my language, I’d love to help you reach all your goals!
✔️In the event of a no-show - the full lesson price will be charged
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