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Toshi - Prof japanese - Los Angeles
$65/h
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Lessons offered by Toshi
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Japanese
  • Vocabulary - Japanese
  • Oral comprehension - Japanese
  • Writing comprehension - Japanese
  • Accent reduction - Japanese
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College / University
  • Adult Education
  • MBA
  • ILR Level 0
  • ILR Level 1
  • ILR Level 2
  • ILR Level 3
  • ILR Level 4
  • ILR Level 5
  • Other
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Proficient
  • children

Japanese Online Lesson with Native teacher Toshi Sensei. Speak Japanese like a native!

Methodology

Welcome! My name is Toshi M. I was born in Hiroshima City and raised in Tokyo, Japan. Currently, I live in Los Angeles, CA, USA for over 20 years. (PST)

I am also working with a new project through Google called, "Ok Glass." since 2013. It's a data collection project that leads to the betterment of Google products for voice search capabilities in their Google search engine, Chrome software, and Google Glass. Google has chosen me to record, translate, and transcribe for these projects within the Japanese division!

One on One Lessons via Online

(Group Lessons available) Takelessons.com requires all group lesson students to sign up and purchase for their lessons separately.


️Please read my entire page including the Cancellation, reschedule and late policy carefully before purchasing lessons️

I teach basic through advanced Japanese.

Conversation, Speaking, Writing, Reading, Hearing, Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji (symbols), Grammar, Vocabulary.

All level of JLPT ( N5, N4, N3, N2, N1)
AP Japanese Language and culture
Accent Reduction For the Japanese Language.

Business Japanese, Japanese Word beautification, Gender differences in spoken Japanese, Proper and Casual conversations, Japanese Polite, Humble language, and Respectful verbs. Animatic expressions, Nowadays the Japanese Language.

️ Standard Japanese (With Tokyo Accent)
Japan’s every city has dialects. Tokyo is the capital of Japan. Most Television shows, newscasters, radio, etc Japan’s entertainment business-speak standard Tokyo accent. But Today, it is the form taught in schools, used on official communication. Yes, Standard Japanese is the primary language taught in schools and used in all official matters. There is a main distinction between the different Japanese dialects. They are divided into two major types: the Tokyo-type and the Kyoto or Osaka type. As you can probably guess, it is a division based on the northern and the southern dialects. Thus, there are numerous subdivisions shaped in each particular region. So, Japanese people came from southern Japan and northern Japan, their dialects are totally different. They don't understand their language with each other at all. Then, they have to speak standard Japanese to each other. So I think you should learn standard Japanese with the Tokyo accent as not just because I am from Tokyo, it's because standard Japanese with Tokyo accent is just like the American English. ️ For example, In the US, we have the entertainment industry in Hollywood, media, movies, television shows, or newscasters for NBC, CBS, FOX, ABC, etc, are speaking North American English accents. Also most international, multinational businesses, companies are from the US. American English is the prevailing language of the entertainment business and has more speakers, around 250 million people speak in American English in the globe. Standard Japanese with the Tokyo accent has exactly the same concept. I will teach you to real natural standard Japanese with the Tokyo accent.

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My tutoring policy is not just simply to teach the Japanese language as a Japanese. No, I always want to teach students more than the language.

If you are interested in the Japanese traditions as well as the language and traditions, then that is a good start for learning. Fun, interest, and enjoyment are the best tools for learning with my tutoring.

You will not only be able to speak Japanese, but you will grasp the traits of the Japanese language, traditions, history, culture, and, most importantly, the uniquely Japanese styles of courtesy and customs simultaneously!

I teach practical Japanese so you can actually communicate and exchange proper responses with real Japanese with a sense of natural smooth conversation. My teaching method varies depending on the student's level.

Are you struggling?

Perhaps you went to a Japanese language school, but when you saw Japanese anime or movies you still did not understand? Then you wondered WHY didn'™t you! After all, you paid so much money for school!

Here is the answer: most of the schools are not teaching true and complete Japanese! Yes, they are teaching proper Japanese very well. but it only works for some tests like a JLPT or speaking at work. Limited situations.

The SECRET is that Japanese people do not speak proper Japanese all the time. They usually speak casual, informal, break, omitted, slang Japanese when they are talking with friends and family, and also there are gender differences in spoken Japanese!

Japanese movies and anime cartoons, manga, are mostly stories of friends and family, NOT stories of formal work.

That is why you need to know proper and polite Japanese and casual, informal, break, omitted, slang Japanese. The Japanese culture and language have customs and orders which you must know and understand completely!

I teach both of these structures at the same time. You need to know when and how to change and switch from proper verbs to casual, informal verbs, and then you will begin to understand the Japanese anime and movies, dramas. Then will help you to enjoy your favorite entertainment!

I am very strong in teaching proper Japanese, including reading and writing Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji. If you are only interested in JLPT Training (any level) or AP Japanese Language and Culture, we can certainly work with that.

️ However, I also teach business Japanese, mastering speech styles from polite, humble and honorific, super polite language, and respectful verbs. This is necessary for improving your personal and business relations! I am here to assist you!

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, I can tutor you in private lessons at your computer.

I give a fun lesson and work to teach the precise and gentle true Japanese way in a friendly and open-minded one-on-one session or group lessons via Skype.

I believe you will find everything you need because I am focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction. I will do everything I can to meet your expectations, and with a variety of offerings to choose from, I am sure you will be happy working with me!

I also teach ORIGAMI (Japanese art of paper folding), Japanese Calligraphy, how to make SUSHI, and how to hold the Japanese Traditional Tea Ceremony, How to make healthy Japanese foods. I am able to give you information about J-POP. anime, drama, and traditional Japanese songs as well. We can have fun with those, too.

If you would like to have a lesson once per week or twice per week, let's discuss the possibilities!

I do not usually set up a specific 10-hour or 20-hour lesson plan, because it all depends on the student's level. You can let me know if you want to continue or not anytime! Let's go from there!

If you have any questions about my tutoring, please feel free to contact me.

Cancellation, reschedule and late, termination, other policy
️ Class cancellations and rescheduling must be done 24 hours in advance before the scheduled lesson. If you do not reach me within the 24 hour period, you will be charged for the lesson. (You must contact me 24 hours in advance or else you will be charged for the lesson. It does not matter what the reason is, you will be charged.)

️ If you cannot make your assigned lesson time for more than two weeks consecutively (for vacation, camp, or for any other reason) I will have to give your lesson time to another student. I work with many students from internationally and have a busy teaching schedule, which means that I cannot afford to hold a time slot with a student that cannot consistently show up for their lesson. If you would start lessons again, I ask that you please chose your preferred day and time from my availability, and then let me know when you want to start again. I will then put you in my schedule.

️ End a session. if a learner becomes inappropriate. However, foul language, threats, and/or other behaviors that make me uncomfortable or disrespectful behaviors are not tolerated. I will let students know that I will end a session if the behavior continues to be inappropriate, and then follow through if necessary. Extreme behaviors, such as sexual acting out, bad attitude, should immediately result in ending a session. Report to the incident in as much detail as possible, immediately after ending the session. You will be terminated without notice.

️ If you are going to be late for your lesson, please contact me by text or Skype message before your scheduled class. If you are late 5 minutes or more to class (without prior notice), your lesson will be canceled, and you will be charged for the missed lesson. No refunds are given and you might be terminated from my calendar. Please note: if you signed up for lessons with me, you have agreed to my cancellation, reschedule, and termination, late policy.

Background

Happy learning! Stay Safe ️

Speak Japanese Like a Native! --- A New Kind Of Online Class ---

I am a veteran native Japanese language tutor/instructor with over 16 years of experience. I teach people of all ages ( from 2 to 85 years old ) from all over the world, through online platforms. Currently, I have students from the USA, Australia, Canada, Singapore, China (Shenzhen), Russia, Italy, Germany, Japan.

I have worked with veterans, Hollywood film editor, MLB professional athlete (MVP 2010), producer, actors, actresses, TV presenter, filmmakers, voice actress, Facebook account manager, Taco Bell manager, investor, Doctors, lawyers, karate teacher, professor, American’s college and elementary, middle, high school students, parents, mothers, single fathers, children, 2 years old baby, etc. ( below photos section)

️ I don't just teach the Japanese language, I also teach the true meaning of Japanese spirit and soul! Such as :

1. Respect for human beings
2. Benevolence
3. Rectitude
4. Honor
5. Honesty/Sincerely
6. Loyalty
7. Politeness/Propriety
8. Courage
9. Alertness/Awareness
10. Clear Mind
11. Emotional balance
12. Japanese manners, etiquettes, customs, cultures.

️I accept ”SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY” ️

Do you want to take a trip to Japan with your family? Is your business or company involved with Japanese customers or suppliers? Is it your dream to work for a Japanese company in the future? Do you want to understand Japanese animé or movies? Or Interest in the Japanese language and culture? Do you want to speak, read, and write Japanese?

Take the class fully online. One on One online lesson or Group online lessons by Skype. Learn from anywhere and from any country!

I know this is just a lesson you’ve been waiting for. I’m teaching you tricks and secrets that you probably didn't learn in your textbooks and normal traditional Japanese classroom.

1: Develop your Japanese speaking skills like a native.

2: During my class, learn the full set of real natural Japanese, anime words, polite forms, speaking, and listening, reading, writing training.

3: My class meets you where you are and pushes your skills to new levels.

4: The Art of Listening and Mimicking. New skills for Japanese language Pitch, Tone.

5: Breaking Bad Habits and Psychology.

6: Speaking With real feeling and Emotion.

7: Finding Confidence as a Japanese speaker.

8: How To Improve Faster like a native Japanese speaker. (includes writing, reading, hiragana, katakana, kanji)

️ Learn through a step-by-step curriculum

️ Drastically improve your Japanese skills through complete Japanese sessions.

️ It's an unforgettable learning experience designed to level you up.

️ All Levels: Beginner or advanced, this class will level you up.

️ This isn’t your typical “online course”. It’s a fully immersive learning experience.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $65/h
Lessons offered by Toshi
Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Japanese
  • Vocabulary - Japanese
  • Oral comprehension - Japanese
  • Writing comprehension - Japanese
  • Accent reduction - Japanese
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College / University
  • Adult Education
  • MBA
  • ILR Level 0
  • ILR Level 1
  • ILR Level 2
  • ILR Level 3
  • ILR Level 4
  • ILR Level 5
  • Other
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Proficient
  • children

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