Learning Japanese: where to start

The Basics of Learning Japanese Few people who set out to learn a new language give any thought to their endeavour being a lifelong undertaking. In fact, as a native speaker of English, you might not even believe that you too are perpetually learning new things about the language you use every day. Seen in […]

09/28/20217 minutes reading time

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Everything You Need to Know about Japanese Anime Culture.

What You Need To Know About Japanese Anime Culture Manga and anime are perhaps Japan's biggest cultural export – and they make up one of the most recognizable art styles on the planet. Since the nineties, when everyone in the western world was suddenly talking about Pokémon, Digimon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Dragon Ball Z, anime has become something of a household term. […]

08/31/202114 minutes reading time

The Fushimi Inari shrine – dedicated to the god of rice – is one of the oldest shrines in Shinto religion and Japanese myths.

Japanese Mythology

All You Need To Know About Japanese Mythology Japanese mythology is full of epic tales of adventure coupled with profound reflections on existence and life. Learning about different Japanese traditions, cultures, and history is also useful for students of cultural studies, oriental studies, or Eastern mythology. Before we delve into more about Japanese myths, know […]

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Where should you visit in Japan?

A Quick Guide to Japan’s Main Islands

The 4 Main Islands of Japan Japan is made up of four main islands. Honshu, the biggest of the four, is home to the Japanese capital of Tokyo as well as several other large cities. Hokkaido, to the north, is a popular holiday destination, especially when it comes to winter sports. In the south, we […]

01/28/20216 minutes reading time

Do you want to learn Japanese?

Discover this ancient language with our native Japanese tutors. Whether you’re a total beginner, looking to brush up on your existing skills, or preparing for an exam you will find help and information you need here.

Check out their tutor profiles to take Japanese lessons all over the country, with many tutors offering online lessons. Whether you want to discover Japanese writing, calligraphy or planning a trip to Japan, our Japanese lessons will meet all your expectations.

Japanese Lessons In The US

Japanese Lessons Across The US Japanse lessons can be found throughout the United States. Superprof has guides for finding Japanese tutors and classes in some of the biggest US cities.  If you don’t see your city’s names listed, no need to fear! Superprof can help you find the right tutor, no matter your location.  Finding […]

09/28/20207 minutes reading time

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Japanese Writing Systems

Japanese Systems of Writing There are three types of writing systems in Japanese, and each one of them serves a specific purpose in a text. This is one of the main reasons why the language is often touted as being one of the most notoriously difficult to master, especially when it comes to reading comprehension […]

09/27/20207 minutes reading time

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How to Go From a Beginner to Intermediate Student in Japanese

Going Up a Level: Becoming More Than a Beginner in Japanese "I think the Japanese culture is one of the very few cultures left that has its own entity. They're just so traditional and so specific in their ways. It's kind of untouched, it's not Americanized." -Toni Collette  If you have the same opinion as […]

09/27/20207 minutes reading time

What is there to do in Tokyo?

Visiting Tokyo

Things to Do in Tokyo Be it for discovering ancient Japanese culture or learning more about their favourite manga and anime, visiting Japan is an extraordinary experience that many Brits dream of and there are few places better than Tokyo to do this. However, Tokyo can be challenging as it’s one of the biggest cities […]

02/01/20206 minutes reading time

What is a Japanese tea ceremony?

The Japanese Tea Ceremony Guide

A Guide to the Japanese Tea Ceremony “You're all late for tea!” - March Hare, Alice in Wonderland 4.1 million tonnes of tea are produced globally every year. This equates to 130kg per second. While China is the largest producer of tea, Japan is famous for its tea ceremony. Preparing tea in Japan is an […]

01/31/20207 minutes reading time

What can you do at Mount Fuji?

Mount Fuji at a Glance

The Guide to Mount Fuji If you want to travel to Japan, you’ve probably already planned to visit the main cities like Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto. It’s true that there are a lot of things to do in the Land of the Rising Sun, whether it’s visit sprawling urban jungles or the history, temples, and […]

01/30/20207 minutes reading time

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Everything You Need to Know About Kyoto

The Tourist’s Guide to the City of a Thousand Temples The ancient capital of Japan located near the Kamo river and part of the Kyoto prefecture, Kyoto is the 8th largest city in Japan by population with about 1.4 million residents. Home to hundreds of shrines, heritage sites, and festivals, the city is often considered […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Japanese Entertainment

Entertainment in the Land of the Rising Sun Nippon is one home to one of the oldest civilizations on earth and, because of this, has witnessed countless examples of artistry in the forms of sculpting, painting, photography and film-making. Having influenced East Asian popular culture since time immemorial, Japan saw artistry flourish even in the […]

11/21/20196 minutes reading time

What are the most important elements of Japanese culture?

The Quick Guide to Japanese Culture

The Practical Guide to Japanese Folklore In Asia, there are plenty of different countries, each with their own diverse culture. Japan is one of the eastern countries that many people are interested in because of its cuisine, art, countryside, and cultural heritage. An estimated 20 million tourists will visit the country in 2020. Japanese culture […]

09/27/20196 minutes reading time

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The Importance of Origami in Japan

Origami in Japan: Culturally Significant or Fun Pastime? To say that origami is strictly Japanese art would be misleading; plenty of other cultures know how to make origami. For instance, children around the world routinely tempt fate with a fortune teller and send paper aeroplanes soaring. More than one paper boat has floated across bodies […]

08/29/20197 minutes reading time

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A Beginner’s Guide to the Land of the Rising Sun

Everything You Need to Know Before Travelling to Japan! "We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance." -Japanese Proverb Taking a trip to Japan is a brilliant way to learn the Japanese language without taking Japanese lessons at a school or institute. Japan has been a popular tourist destination for […]

06/28/201910 minutes reading time

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Everything You Need to Know about Japanese Manga

Enter the Amazing World of Japanese Manga When contemplating Japanese culture, one cannot overlook one particular, fascinating facet. An aspect that not only expresses the soul of the culture but does so in a way that actually stimulates the economy! Manga is not only a Japanese cultural export. These serial graphic novels, usually produced in […]

06/17/201910 minutes reading time

Japanese culture is very different to western

An Overview of Japanese Culture

Everything you Need to Know about Japanese Traditions and Culture! You might be preparing a trip to Japan or simply be passionate about the Country of the Rising Sun, what is certain is that Japan will always surprise you. Did you know that Japanese was the 9th most spoken language in the world? The native […]

05/16/20189 minutes reading time

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Your Guide To Visit Japan

Everything You Need To Know if you want to Travel Japan To undertake a visit to Japan is probably the best way to learn this fascinating and unique language while experiencing why  Westerners qualify  Japanese culture as"strange". With more than 310,000 Britons visiting the Japanese islands last year, British citizens might only account for 1% […]

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All You Need to Learn About the Japanese Language

Everything You Need to Know About Japanese "Even an ant's thoughts reach the sky". - Japanese proverb This Japanese proverb is a very hopeful one! What if the sky meant learning the complex Japanese language...? How can one learn the language, which, according to almost everyone, is complicated or even deemed unapproachable? Superprof wants to […]

05/10/20188 minutes reading time

How to Enrich your Japanese Vocabulary

How to Learn an Impressive Variety of Japanese Words! As we all know by now, Japanese culture is based on politeness and respect. Japanese culture is also rich in history and tradition. But before embarking on a linguistic stay to improve your proficiency in Japanese, or a simple tourist trip to discover the beautiful Japanese […]

02/20/20189 minutes reading time

Which colleges offer Japanese classes?

The Best Ways to Learn Japanese

How to Learn Japanese: Everything You Need to Know Japanese learning may seem like an impossible task. Most people see the intricate connections of lines and shapes which make up Japanese characters as impossible to decipher. But in a country where almost 75% of adults say that they can't speak English, and the Ministry of […]

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How to Learn the Japanese Language Most Effectively

The Best Methods to Learn Japanese Are you planning to visit a temple and shrine near the Sea of Japan soon? In addition to exchanging your euros for yen before flying to the land of the rising sun, consider studying the language by starting to learn kana! Superprof will now review the different tools and […]

02/20/20189 minutes reading time

Which is the best way to learn Japanese?

How to Learn Japanese on your Own

The Best Ways to Learn Japanese Independently With 127 million speakers, Japanese is the 9th biggest language in the world and is just ahead of French in terms of native speakers. While Japanese isn’t spoken in many places outside of Japan, there are plenty of people who want to take Japanese lessons because they’re interested in the […]

02/20/20188 minutes reading time

Why Learn Japanese: The Advantages

The Benefits of Learning Japanese There are 128 million Japanese speakers, including 127 million native speakers. The language is ranked thirteenth among the most widely spoken languages in the world. There are about 1 million Japanese diaspora with large populations in countries such as Brazil and the USA, but also countries colonized by the Japanese […]

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Studying Japanese with a Japanese Teacher

Learning Japanese with Japanese Tutors Have you been a part of the manga world since childhood? Do you love Japanese cuisine? Are you fascinated by life in Japan? The Land of the Rising Sun interests people in more than one way... An often perceived insurmountable task, Japanese is taught worldwide which reflects the importance of […]

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Where can you learn Japanese in America?

Where Can You Find Japanese Lessons in America?

The Best Places in the United States to Learn Japanese While Japanese was largely ignored for a number of years, the United States is one of Japan’s favorite destinations. Just look at the number of Japanese tourists who visit the Big Apple every year... Can the same be said for Americans? A lot of young […]

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Start to Learn the Japanese Language

Learning a foreign language is never an easy task, especially when the alphabet is different.

When you start learning Japanese, you will tell yourself  it would be easier to learn Italian or Spanish!

But, if you’ve ever dreamed of living in Japan, taking a language course in Kyoto or spending you holidays in Tokyo, you will need Japanese language lessons to, at least, learn the polite phrases important in Japanese culture.

On the Superprof platform, your private teacher will start by teaching you the Japanese alphabet, the fundamental basis for speaking Japanese and mastering Japanese writing (i.e., kanji, hiragana and hiragana katakana).

The Japanese culture is so rich that a year of private Japanese lessons will not even be enough to learn everything about the land of the rising sun and its language.

What You Will Learn With a Japanese Tutor

Language learning requires an effective method and adequate teaching materials.

For example, the Minna no Nihongo and the Assimil method are two excellent tools that have been proven to be effective.

The best way to learn Japanese quickly is with a private tutor. However, the learner will need to work on their Japanese vocabulary on a daily basis. And, of course, acquiring a English-Japanese dictionary can be very helpful.

Regular lessons will also improve your Japanese reading and writing skills, which should help you reach a common language level.

Our experienced teachers offer Japanese conversation classes, introduction to Japanese business, Japanese vocabulary courses and intensive training to prepare for assessment tests, such as the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT).

Japanese language courses are open to all levels, from beginner to advanced, from A1 to C2, from primary school to university.

Grammar, vocabulary, conversation, pronunciation, writing and reading are taught face-to-face, at the home or by webcam with a Japanese tutor or a graduate of Japanese didactics and languages.

Learn Japanese in Order to Work in Japan

In addition to the satisfaction of Japanese oral comprehension as a second language, you will have something great to add to your curriculum vitae: being a Japanese speaker will allow you to try expatriation with a work-holiday program or allow you to be sponsored by a company to work in Japan.

Although the cost of living on the Japanese archipelago is high, the third largest economy in the world will offer you better salaries as a result.

In addition, you will learn more about life in Japan and its history.

One final note, the Japanese language has only five vowels (A, I, U, E, O) and the sounds are found in English. The grammatical system of Japanese should, therefore, pose fewer problems than Korean or Mandarin Chinese classes!