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Beginner 2
Beginner 2 Grammar (incl. JLPT N4 )
Low Intermediate Grammar (incl. JLPT N3)

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Beginner 2
Beginner 2 Grammar (incl. JLPT N4 )
Low Intermediate Grammar (incl. JLPT N3)

Konnichiwa. My name is Aizawa..

I have experienced spending a year as an exchange student in Australia . When I first got to know another culture I lost my bearings a little, but at the same time I got a chance to see Japan from abroad

In order to learn a language well, you have to do a lot of listening and a lot of conversation. Let's face our goals and create fun lessons together.

・・・・・・Read more about Aizawa Sensei.

 

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Beginner 2
Beginner 2 Grammar (incl. JLPT N4 )
Low Intermediate Grammar (incl. JLPT N3)

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Beginner 2
Beginner 2 Grammar (incl. JLPT N4 )
Low Intermediate Grammar (incl. JLPT N3)

Hajimemashite everyone ! My name is Megumi Hachiyama.

What part of Japanese culture or Japan are you interested in ?

I want to share with you the joy of that feeling you get when your "Wakaranai" (I don't understand) becomes "Wakaru" (I understand)!

・・・・・・Read more about Hachiyama Sensei.

 

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Introductory
Beginner 1
Beginner 2
Beginner 2 Grammar (incl. JLPT N4 )
Intermediate

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Introductory
Beginner
Intermediate
JLPT N2
JLPT N1

●Igarashi Sensei's New Blog YouTube-social-icon red 24px
Kagura              

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Introductory Japanese lessons

Even if you've never spoken Japanese before, the lessons at this level help you to accomplish this feat. With lots of slides that include pictures, photos, and English subtitles to help you along, you will understand the meanings and learn to speak with a little practice. Of course, the Japanese words you meet also have romaji (or roman alphabet) subtitles, so you can relax and enjoy the learning experience.

・・・・・・Read more about Igarashi Sensei.

 

flex Low Intermediate Grammar (incl. JLPT N3)
Intermediate Grammar (incl. JLPT N2)
Intermediate

 

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Beginner 1
Beginner 2
Low Intermediate Grammar (incl. JLPT N3)
Intermediate Grammar (incl. JLPT N2)
Intermediate

Mina sama Konnichiwa !My name is Rie Imoto.
I live in Nara city with my husband and daughter.  Nara city is the oldest capital of Japan and there still a lot of nature remaining from the old days.

I love photography, and always walk with my camera and enjoy taking pictures of flowers, the sky, mountains, and nature.
I also like running.

・・・・・・Read more about Imoto Sensei.

 

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Intermediate Grammar (incl. JLPT N2)
Intermediate
Advanced

 

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Intermediate Grammar (incl. JLPT N2)
Intermediate
Advanced

●Inada Sensei's New BlogYouTube-social-icon red 24px
My graduation photograph

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Intermediate Grammar (including JLPT N2)
At this level we focus on two grammatical structures within each class. We study a variety of example sentences using the structures and finally we practice them until you are able to create your own sentences using the structures.
Approximately once a month we also have reading comprehension practice classes.

・・・・・・Read more about Inada Sensei.

 


Beginner 2
Intermediate
Intermediate Grammar (incl. JLPT N2)

 

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JLPT N2 & N3
Intermediate

●Inamoto Sensei's New Blog
Japanese carving characters

 

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Beginner 2 Japanese lessons
The aim of the Beginner 2 level is to use basic Japanese grammatical structures to easily express what you want to say. After taking these online lessons, you'll surprise yourself and find yourself saying, "Wow! I can use this Japanese expression!”
Each lesson deals with a single grammatical structure in Japanese.

・・・・・・Read more about Inamoto Sensei.

 


Low Intermediate Grammar (incl. JLPT N3)
Intermediate
Advanced Grammar (incl.N1)

 

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Beginner
Low Intermediate Grammar (incl. JLPT N3)
Intermediate
Advanced
Advanced Grammar (incl.N1)

●Ishibashi Sensei's New Blog YouTube-social-icon red 24px
Amanohashidate

Hajimemashite, my name is Kaori Ishibashi.
I live in Ibaraki city, in Osaka prefecture, with my husband, son and daughter.
Ibaraki city is in between Osaka and Kyoto and is in a very convenient location.
Before I was married, I went to Canada and Spain as an exchange student.

・・・・・・Read more about Ishibashi Sensei.

 

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Introductory
Beginner 1
Beginner 2
Low Intermediate Grammar
(incl. JLPT N3)
JLPT N3 Kanji
JLPT N4 Kanji

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Introductory
Beginner 1
Beginner 2
Low Intermediate Grammar (incl. JLPT N3)
JLPT N4

●Itaya Sensei's New Blog YouTube-social-icon red 24px
Lake Akan and the Marimo Moss Balls

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Introductory Japanese lessons
We start with self-Introductions, greetings and easy vocabulary and go on to practice how to read numbers.
As you progress through this level, the final goal is to enable you to ask about things, names and places on your own.

Even if you cannot read Hiragana or Katakana, please do not worry, all the lesson texts have Romaji readings. We will also help you to move on up to the Beginner 1 Level.


・・・・・・Read more about Itaya Sensei.

 

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Intermediate
Advanced

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Intermediate
Advanced

●Kamiyama Sensei's New Blog
Japanese professional baseball

Hajimemashite, my name is Yuki Kamiyama.
I live in Tokyo with my family (husband and two children).

My hobbies are reading books and watching movies.
It doesn't matter what genre, I really enjoy and get stimulated by coming into contact with worlds that I do not yet know.

・・・・・・Read more about Kamiyama Sensei.

 


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Beginner 2
Intermediate
Intermediate Grammar (incl. JLPT N2)

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Beginner1
Beginner2
Intermediate
JLPTN2
JLPTN3
JLPTN4

Hajimemashite, my name is Rie Kinoi.
You all must have various reasons and goals to study Japanese.
I would like to lend support to you and help you succeed in achieving those goals...

・・・・・・Read more about Kinoi Sensei.

 

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Intermediate
Advanced
Intermediate Grammar (incl. JLPT N2)
Advanced Grammar (incl. JLPT N1)

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Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced,JLPT N2,JLPTN1

●Mizuno Sensei's New Blog
Higashi Yama Park

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Topic-Based Conversation
Recent topics from my Japanese conversation lessons include: "Japanese words I particularly notice", "Internationalization of judo", "The working poor", "Men's work and women's work", and "Rakugo comic storytelling". Do you see one that interests you?

・・・・・・Read more about Mizuno Sensei.

 

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Beginner 2

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Beginner 1
Beginner 2

Konnichiwa everyone !
My name is Yuko Momoki and I live in Yamanashi prefecture...
MUp to now, I have taught Japanese to people from various countries and we have laughed together, worried together, gotten angry and at times spent time together that was often more intense and fun than the time spent with good friends.

・・・・・・Read more about Momoki Sensei.

 

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Introductory
Beginner 1
Low Intermediate Grammar (incl. JLPT N3)

●Murahara Sensei's New Blog
Chimaki ( food wrapped in bamboo leaves ?)

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Introductory
In the Introductory most of the students are learning Japanese for the first time, or coming back to the language after a long absence, so I try to make the class atmosphere as fun as possible. We learn simple but key Japanese phrases and practice them conversations which are very close to real life situations.

・・・・・・Read more about Murahara Sensei.

 

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Beginner 1
Beginner 2

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Introductory
Beginner 1
Beginner 2
Beginner 2 Grammar (incl. JLPT N4 )

While all of you may have a different goal, there is one common purpose that you all share, which is to use the Japanese language in order to achieve something. I would be really glad if by learning Japanese here at JOI with me, and with your peers we can help to influence your life....

 

 

・・・・・・Read more about Oosawa Sensei.

 

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Beginner 1

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Beginner 1
Beginner 2
Low Intermediate Grammar (incl. JLPT N3)

●Sakude Sensei's New Blog
World cup soccer

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In my Beginner 2 class, Japanese conversation by the students is the centerpiece. Toward the end of each lesson, students practice conversation in real-life situations among themselves. By the end of the class, most of my students find they can use the new Japanese grammar forms and vocabulary introduced during class?new material they had no understanding of beforehand.

・・・・・・Read more about Sakude Sensei.

 

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Introductory
Beginner 1
Intermediate

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Introductory
Beginner 1
Intermediate

Hajimemashite everyone,My name is Kyoko Shiomi.
I’m originally from Kobe, Hyogo prefecture. Kobe is a beautiful city that is surrounded by the sea and mountains.
Himeji castle is located in Hyogo prefecture and it is the largest and the most beautiful castle in Japan. It has also been registered as a World Heritage Site. There are many other attractive places in Japan.

・・・・・・Read more about Shiomi Sensei.

 

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Konnichiwa, My name is Sachiko Someya.
I live in Yokohama city in Kanagawa prefecture.
Yokohama is an attractive city with a lot of tourist destinations. If you ever get the chance, please come and visit.

 

・・・・・・Read more about Someya Sensei.

 

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Low Intermediate Grammar (incl. JLPT N3)
Intermediate
Intermediate Grammar (incl. JLPT N2)

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Low Intermediate Grammar (incl. JLPT N3)
Intermediate
Intermediate Grammar (incl. JLPT N2)

Hajimemashite.
Greetings! What do you want to do with Japanese? I am sure that you would like to try various things. .
You can talk with your friends in Japanese, watch Japanese movies, read Japanese books, and you can even work using Japanese.
Let’s study together to fulfill your goals and dreams.

・・・・・・Read more about Sorimachi Sensei.

 

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Introductory
Beginner 1
Beginner 2
Intermediate
JLPT N2 Kanji

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Introductory
Beginner 1
Beginner 2
Intermediate

●Suzuki Sensei's New Blog YouTube-social-icon red 24px
Natto Fermented Soy Beans

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Introductory
In the Introductory class, we study some basic Japanese including introductions, numbers and how to ask about things and people around you. Lets first start off by getting used to the sound of Japanese. Its alright if you cannot read any Japanese script, there is Romaji (Roman alphabet) support within the class texts so please feel free to join the classes.

・・・・・・Read more about Suzuki Sensei.

 

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Beginner 2
Beginner 2 Grammar (incl. JLPT N4 )

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Beginner 2
Beginner 2 Grammar
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●Takane Sensei's New Blog YouTube-social-icon red 24px
Spring Vegetables

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Beginner 2
In the Beginner 2 classes we learn how to better express your feelings and things in more detail. I would like to help you to raise the level of your expressions. Each lesson deals with one grammar point, and after getting to grips with the basics of the point, we practice using it in a conversation and move on to you making your own sentences with it.

 ・・・・・・Read more about Takane Sensei.

 

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Beginner 2
Low Intermediate Grammar (incl. JLPT N3)
Intermediate

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Beginner 2
Low Intermediate Grammar (incl. JLPT N3)
Intermediate

●Takase Sensei's New Blog
Foot massage machine

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Beginner 2
At this level students learn one Japanese expression per lesson and practice how to explain things more clearly and communicate their feelings with better nuanced expressions in Japanese. I ask students to remember the expressions by practicing them out loud within the context of conversations in Japanese.

・・・・・・Read more about Takase Sensei.

 

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Introductory
Intermediate Grammar
(incl. JLPT N2)
Intermediate

 

●Ueno Sensei's New Blog YouTube-social-icon red 24px
The Joys of Handmade Crafts

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Intermediate FlexLevel
For learners that have progressed up to the Intermediate level, your vocabulary and grammar have improved significantly compared to when you started out learning Japanese. But despite the fact that you have learned this much it doesn't mean much if you cannot use the learning you've gained in the correct situations.

・・・・・・Read more about Ueno Sensei.

 

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Low Intermediate Grammar (incl. JLPT N3)
Intermediate

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Introductory
Beginner2
Low Intermediate Grammar (incl. JLPT N3)
Intermediate

●Yanaka Sensei's New Blog YouTube-social-icon red 24px
The world of Noh

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Low Intermediate/ Low Intermediate Grammar (incl. JLPT N3)
These classes are roughly divided into two types – Conversation classes and General classes which mainly focus on grammar.
In the conversation classes, we practice conversation corresponding to a specified theme once a month. In these lessons, our goal is to get you to communicate what you want to say. I will support you if you don't know the words. Please speak positively.

・・・・・・Read more about Yanaka Sensei.

 

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Beginner 1
Beginner 2
Beginner 2 Listening

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Beginner 1
Beginner 2
Beginner 2 Listening

●Yatabe Sensei's New Blog YouTube-social-icon red 24px
Pigeons

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In my Introductory, Beginner 1 and Beginner 2 classes, I always try to make my lessons effective and enjoyable. Please relax and enjoy learning, and feel free to ask any questions :)

In the Listening class for Beginner 2, we practice listening without using slides. Listening skills are very important because it is impossible to have a conversation if you don't understand what someone said. Let's see how much you can understand if a Nihonjin talks to you in a normal speed.

・・・・・・Read more about Yatabe Sensei.

 

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Intermediate Grammar (incl. JLPT N2)
Intermediate
Advanced Grammar (incl. JLPT N1)
JLPT N1 Kanji

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Intermediate Grammar (incl. JLPT N2)
Intermediate
Advanced
JLPT N1

●Yokozuka Sensei's New Blog YouTube-social-icon red 24px
New Year Resolution

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Intermediate

This lesson is focused on Japanese conversation. I choose one or two grammar points from the intermediate grammar list, and practice them in a natural conversation. We use the target grammar phrases repeatedly in different Japanese conversations, so that by the end of the lesson, you can use them with confidence.

・・・・・・Read more about Yokozuka Sensei.

 

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Intermediate Grammar (incl. JLPT N2)
Intermediate
Advanced Grammar (incl. JLPT N1)

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Intermediate Grammar (incl. JLPT N2)
Intermediate
Advanced Grammar (incl. JLPT N1)

I think you all have a lot of different ways to view it: as an object of interest, a method to advance your career, one step towards your future dreams etc. There is often one thing in common with all language learners, and this is not limited to Japanese, and that is "a goal".

 

 

・・・・・・Read more about Yui Sensei.

 

Presently no classes offered.      

Hajimemashite. My name is Shizuka Seyama.

My name is slightly rare since it has both Hiragana and Kanji in it. Because it is read as 'shizuka', people tend to know me as ' the teacher with the same name as Shizuka chan' – (a character in the popular cartoon Doraemon), or because 'shizuka' also means quiet in Japanese, people tend to know me as 'the lively teacher even though her name means quiet'.

・・・・・・Read more about Seyama Sensei.

 

Iwaki sensei is currently on Sabbatical leave.

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I teach the Beginner 2 FlexLessons class. In this online Japanese class, each lesson focuses mainly on a Japanese grammar point from the textbook Minna no Nihongo Book 2. The aim here is not not memorize grammar points but to speak Japanese as much as possible using natural phrases.

・・・・・・Read more about Iwaki Sensei.

 

Seno sensei is currently on Sabbatical leave.

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Introductory

We practice how to say some simple grammar structures in Japanese, and Japanese vocabulary concerning the names of jobs, places and things. Once you get used to saying these, you can move on and start talking about yourself in Japanese. Even if it's your first time studying Japanese, I try to make it an easy, enjoyable experience. If you already know a little Japanese, this is also a great place for you to review and get your tongue around the Japanese language again.

Read more about Seno Sensei.

 

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