Japanese Teaching Staff /

yokozuka sensei

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

Private Lessons:
Intermediate Grammar (incl. JLPT N2)


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Konnichi-wa, everybody.

I am originally from Ringo-no-ri in Aomori prefecture, but I am now living in Kakaa-tenka in Gunma prefecture. I've lived in several other of Japan's prefectures as well, including Niigata (which has gorgeous sunsets), Tochigi (where the Nikko Toshogu shrine is located), and Gifu (land of the famous Shirakawa-go area of historic rafter roofed houses).

I myself am studying Chinese, so I can really relate to the difficulty of learning a foreign language. But still, if we can get past that step and feel the excitement of having just a single word understood, the feeling of satisfaction that comes from communication is, no pun intended, beyond words.

I'd like to invite everyone who visits our online Japanese school with the thought "I want to speak Japanese!" to join my classes. Until the day when you can say confidently, "I did it, I learned how to speak Japanese!", I promise to do my best to help you in your Japanese language studies.

Japanese Teaching Style

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What kinds of activities do you include in your online Japanese classes?


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.

The lessons are conducted all in Japanese, so you get a great chance to practice all the grammar and Japanese vocabulary you have memorized. I hope you enjoy speaking and learning Japanese online!

Please share your thoughts on teaching and learning Japanese.

All the teachers at JOI really look forward to teaching the students. Whether we've had a busy day, a fun day, or a bad day, when we log in to the online classrooms to communicate with you, we always get a renewed sense of energy. Please feel free to consult us on any aspects of learning Japanese, and I guarantee we'll have a useful word of advice for you.


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Completed graduate law research study at Niigata University
Completed training for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language
Involved in Japanese language education in Japan and South Korea

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