Nihongo-Pro exceeds my expectations in teachers and technology.
I have been taking private lessons at Nihongo-Pro since the beginning, and I must say that this language school completely answered my expectations.
First, it's not easy to find a lesson time suitable for both teacher and student when they live thousands of kilometers apart.
I am a 53-year old European student, and, due to job commitments, I can take lessons only on weekday evenings. With Nihongo-Pro, I had no schedule problems at all, since my teacher lives in the U.S., which gives me many more scheduling options than with teachers living in Japan.
Having tried several languages schools in the past, I really appreciate the high quality of Nihongo-Pro's classroom software. Really well-thought out and extremely easy to use. There were extremely few technical problems, and they were solved very quickly thanks to quick support. The classroom software is always improving and evolving, too, with new features.
Now about teaching: I am really happy about the lessons (several dozen already!) I have taken with Lilly-sensei.
Intermediate level is a tough step, where you have to find your way through the intricacies and subtleties of intermediate-level Japanese grammar, as well as spoken Japanese, which differs quite a lot from the "proper" didactic language you learn at elementary level.
At the intermediate level, understanding often depends on nuances and on your acquaintance with Japanese culture. Lilly sensei is a wonderful guide: She gives careful thought to how to explain the difficult points of Japanese, and she always works painstakingly to answer my questions, to provide the best examples, to show the differences between similar words or grammatical structures.
When you take private lessons, the quality of human contact between teacher and student is essential. When I take a lesson at Nihongo-Pro, I am pleased to meet both an excellent teacher and a friend.