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Private Japanese Lessons - JPY 3950 per hour (Tax included) (Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Skype)

Private Japanese Lessons - JPY 3950 per hour (Tax included) (Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Skype)

Hi everyone!

My name is Masahiko Kitaya.

It is very nice to meet you :)

I'm a 38-year-old full time private Japanese language teacher from Tokyo.

Are you planning to start from scratch? or are you trying to establish a study routine? or perhaps looking for a speaking partner to practice conversation with? or maybe planning to sit the next JLPT?

I have been providing customized lesson plans to learners from various age groups, levels, nationalities and professions with their individual study requirements for over 16 years.

I have taught private lessons, at language schools, at a primary school and at a secondary school in various locations, for example, Bournemouth, Cambridge and London in the UK for 5 years, in Galway in Ireland for 5 years and in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba prefectures in Japan for 6 years now.

Those opportunities have given me a lot of valuable experiences and through which I have learnt joy in teaching languages!

Even if you are an absolute beginner or already well versed with the language, please do not worry :) I have experience in teaching all levels of Japanese.

JLPT N5 - N1
Beginners, Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate, Advanced and Proficiency Levels

For whom:
Such as students, families, expats, international assignees and corporate personnel are welcome.
This is also an opportunity for those who wish to supplement their current lessons.

Age Group:
My lessons are for both adults and children. The student age currently ranges from 2 to 80 years old and the average is between 28 and 35 years old

My lessons in person take place at a classroom in Shin-Yurigaoka (within a 5 minutes walk from South Gate) and/or at a classroom in Shinjuku (within a 2 minutes walk from JR Shinjuku South Gate).

My lessons also take place at your office, at your home or in a cafe at the locations of your choice in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba prefectures as well as on Skype.

Lessons availability:
I am a full time teacher with a very flexible schedule.
(08:00 - 22:00, Monday - Sunday including public holidays. Please check the availability first and book well in advance via email)

Lesson style:
My teaching style is empathetic and congenial but professional at the same time.
Lessons are relaxed and we go at your own pace and are conducted either in Japanese, English or mix.

Lesson structure:
Lessons will be structured according to your needs and wishes. A 60-minute lesson typically consists of a grammar lesson, speaking and listening practices and new vocabularies, idioms and expressions are introduced throughout the lesson.

A sample 60-minute lesson structure:
0 - 20 minutes
Catch-up, Welcome general questions and requests and Check the homework
20 - 50 minutes
Revision and New materials
50 - 60 minutes
Welcome questions about the New materials

Lesson type:
I am specialized in teaching Japanese for professional purposes, for academic purposes, for everyday usage and for JLPT Preparation.

During the initial lesson, let's discuss what approach to take in order to achieve your long-term and short-term goals. I use textbooks, structured and / or free conversation, drills and so on. Please feel free to let me know your ideas which you think will help you the most to become more fluent and literate in Japanese.

Conversational Japanese

Speaking with ease and confidence using topic conversation
Improving your listening and comprehension skills
Organizing study field trips around Tokyo and Kanagawa

General Japanese

Suggesting and using a variety of study materials and reference books
Learning new phrases, idioms, expressions and Japanese grammar structures and vocabularies

Business Japanese

Practicing phrases, idioms, expressions used in business email correspondences, phone correspondences and meetings in person
Understanding the business culture, studying the level of politeness and the manner of speech required in the professional environment in Japan
Reviewing your CV in Japanese together
Preparing for the actual job interview while building your confidence and the ability to make a strong positive impression
Providing internship opportunities - gaining valuable experience and improving your CV whilst improving your language skills
Assisting with interpreting and translating at business meetings

Academic Japanese

Proofreading (correcting grammatical and spelling errors) school assignments in Japanese
Practicing presentations

JLPT Preparation

Learning strategies and techniques

Price for private lessons in person at the classrooms in Shin-Yurigaoka (5 minutes' walk from South Gate) and/or in Shinjuku (2 minutes' walk from JR Shinjuku South Gate):

A 60 minute Private Lesson is JPY 3950
A 90 minute Private Lesson is JPY 5700
A 120 minute Private Lesson is JPY 7600

The prices above include 10% consumption tax

Having lessons outside our classrooms will require additional fees of 500 yen per day as the teacher's round trip transportation cost. Calculating from Shinjuku, if the transportation costs exceed 500 yen to reach the lesson location, actual expense will apply.

Price for private lessons on Skype:

A 60 minute Private Lesson is JPY 2450
A 90 minute Private Lesson is JPY 3300
A 120 minute Private Lesson is JPY 4400

The prices above include 10% consumption tax.

No additional fees, e.g. registration fee, course textbook and materials fees.

Please kindly note that booking lessons with me requires advance payment in a form of bank wire transfer or Gennkinnkakitome or PayPal or credit card online or in cash in person at the classrooms (open from 08:00 to 22:00, from Monday to Sunday) in Shin-Yurigaoka or in Shinjuku from the first lesson.

And, your booking(s) will be confirmed when I confirm the receipt of your payment.

(If you prefer cash payment, please kindly note that for each cash payment, there is minimum payment requirement of 10000 yen.)

When you have made the payment, please kindly let me know so that I can confirm the receipt of your payment and therefore your booking(s).

Regarding my cancellation and rescheduling policy, please kindly note that I ask everyone to let me know at the latest by 24 hours prior to the scheduled commencement of the lesson(s) so that I can save your credit for the lesson(s).

A make-up lesson will be then scheduled at a time that is mutually convenient with the student and the teacher and the saved credit will be carried-over to be used on the make-up lesson.

However, cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to the scheduled commencement of the lesson(s) and no shows are charged at 100% of the fee of the day.

Please feel free to let me know your ideas, thoughts, questions and requests. I will make sure that I will always prioritize what you would like to learn and how you would like to learn in each lesson☺

Looking forward to hearing from you



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