Nihongo-Pro offers live online Japanese lessons with experienced Japanese teachers

Enrollment is FREE!

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How to Enroll in Private Lessons
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Complete the New Student Enrollment Form. We will then send you a link to a trial-lesson questionnaire.
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After you fill out the questionnaire, we will match you with a Nihongo-Pro teacher and set up a free trial lesson.
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If you like your free trial lesson, buy lesson tickets in order to continue learning Japanese online. Each ticket costs $25 and is good for one private lesson with the teacher who taught your trial lesson.
Message from a Nihongo-Pro Student
I passed the JLPT N3 thanks to Lilly-sensei!
Hi, my name is Deise Noriko and I have been Lilly sensei’s student since September 2014. I found Nihongo-Pro when I was looking for books to study Japanese and it is the best thing that has happened to my Japanese learning!!

Since the first contact Steve was very helpful, with prompt reply to my doubts. Then I read some testimonials and asked to have a trial lesson with Lilly sensei. Steve was always assisting me through the process, answering my emails right away.

The Nihongo-Pro classroom is very good, the whiteboard is a plus helping the understanding of topics. Even with the geographic distance that separates us from the teacher, it is like we are in a real classroom in person.

I met Lilly sensei in my trial lesson, and liked her from that first contact!! Lilly sensei is very dynamic and cheerful. Her classes are always balanced with conversation, reading, listening. I could even practice my writing skills through the emails that we always exchange, and she even helped me with sakubun-writing!

Lilly sensei cares a lot about my improvement, noticing my weak points and working on them in a very personalized teaching. She prepares the classes very carefully, trying to explain the topics in a very didatic way. Even in the conversation at the beginning of the class, she makes sure that we always learn new vocabulary, the way it is written and used, and she gives me many examples of different ways I can use it.

We try to use Japanese as much as possible. My lessons with Lilly sensei are almost all in Japanese, which for sure helps a lot my Japanese skills. After every lesson she sends me review files with the topics that were taught and the new vocabulary. That way, during the class I can focus only on learning without having to rush to take notes because I know she will send it after the class. At the end of each month she sends a report of my monthly progress so I can follow it.

I passed JLPT N3 in December 2014 with a very good score (my reading and listening were 60/60 with a total grade of 164/180), thanks to Lilly sensei! My Japanese certainly improved a lot in a very noticeable way!

Moreover, I feel that Lilly sensei is more than a teacher—she is a friend!

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Deise
(student of Lilly-sensei)
Message from a Nihongo-Pro Student
I am in good hands with Yamafuji-sensei and Nihongo-Pro...

A German and French teacher for 11 years, and also World Language Department Head of my high school, I can attest to Nihongo-Pro’s effective and efficient delivery of Japanese lessons in a nurturing, caring environment.

I have the great honor to work with Yamafuji-sensei, who makes use of all the teaching methodologies that I require my own teachers to employ in our school classrooms.

Coupled with her positive, encouraging and supportive demeanor, Yamafuji-sensei is an expert in delivering clear and effective instructions in my Japanese lessons. She targets, implements and assesses student achievement in a relaxed, entertaining environment, making learning seem “fun and easy”.

  • All of Yamafuji-sensei’s instruction is given in Japanese, which reinforces listening skills, enlarges vocabulary, and trains the student’s mind to think in Japanese. If I do not know a word, Yamafuji-sensei writes the word down in Japanese and English, and I understand, without interruption of the flow of the lesson. I use this same method in my classes.
  • Every grammar and vocabulary concept presented is accompanied by a visual image, the appropriate text and Yamafuji-sensei speaking it as well. Then, I write down the concepts and continue to listen and repeat, viewing the image and text again. I personally use this effective method too, so students are exposed to listening, speaking, reading and writing from the start.
  • Yamafuji-sensei uses verbal assessments to verify that I have mastered the material, and reviews the lesson’s material in an organized and structured way. The lesson goal and objectives are easily apparent.
  • Nihongo-Pro’s Support Room offers students a whiteboard, which is essential to lesson delivery, especially for visual and spatial learners like me. I personally cannot teach and learn without a whiteboard.
  • Finally, an aspect of utmost importance in evaluating my teachers is the classroom environment. Yamafuji-sensei has created a distinct positive instructional environment conducive to learning. She always is concerned with my well-being, and as evidenced by her lessons, has built a strong working relationship based on trust, support and encouragement.

In conclusion, I am extremely satisfied with my choice to study Japanese at Nihongo-Pro. With education as my own profession, I feel assured that I am in good hands with Yamafuji-sensei and Nihongo-Pro, as evidenced by my tremendously improved listening, reading, speaking and writing ability.

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Reyes M.
(student of Yamafuji-sensei)
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