Nihongo-Pro offers live online Japanese lessons, both private lessons and gropu classes, with experienced Japanese teachers
Nihongo-Pro advantages
Message from a Nihongo-Pro Student
My Japanese has been improving extremely well.
I joined Nihongo-Pro online Japanese classes in June 2013. Since then, my Japanese language has been improving extremely well. This is thanks to the systematic teaching methodology at Nihonogo-Pro.

My sensei Aso Yutaka has been very attentive and hard working in designing lessons for me. He is patient in teaching the essentials of the Japanese language, which is very important to gain a solid understanding of the language. I am looking forward to making even more progress in my lessons with Aso-sensei.

Ramesh N.
(student of Aso-sensei)

We take care of our students and teachers.

Nihongo-Pro offers online Japanese private lessons and group classes from professional Japanese teachers in a state-of-the-art online classroom.

Our private lessons are fully customized to your language goals, which means you can learn Japanese fast and make the most efficient use of your study time.

Our group classes offer an unbeatable value in online Japanese lessons. With the smallest classes anywhere, you get more attention from your Nihongo-Pro teacher and learn faster. With our all-new curriculum, you’ll learn practical Japanese you can use immediately.

Whether you are learning Japanese for the JLPT, studying business Japanese, planning a trip to Japan, or learning Japanese for your own enrichment, Nihongo-Pro lessons are the best, fastest way to learn Japanese online.

Better Teachers
  • Nihongo-Pro teachers are professional Japanese teachers, trained in teaching Japanese and teaching online.
  • Our careful selection process and paid teacher training ensure your Nihongo-Pro teacher is expertly prepared for your lesson.
  • Many students have taken online lessons from their Nihongo-Pro teachers for years, as they progressed in learning Japanese.
  • Learning Japanese is more than chatting in Japanese. In our private lessons, Nihongo-Pro teachers build lesson plans customized to your goals and learning style. In our group classes, the theme-based curriculum helps you learn practical Japanese you can use immediately.
Better Lessons

You can choose private lessons, group classes, or both!

Private lessons at Nihongo-Pro are fully customized to your needs and goals, ensuring that you will learn Japanese as quickly and efficiently as possible. Whether you are studying for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), learning business Japanese, focusing on written Japanese, or learning Japanese for fun, Nihongo-Pro teachers tailor your private lessons to make your learning fast, efficient, and fun.

Our group classes combine an all-new curriculum with the flexibility to start at any time and to take classes on your schedule. We offer six levels of group classes, each at least three different times, so you are sure to find a class that fits your level and your schedule.

Typical Skype Lesson

The student or teacher reads from the textbook.

With no whiteboard for lesson materials, the teacher relies on verbal instruction to direct the student.

Limited learning environment means slower learning.
Nihongo-Pro Lesson

Your Nihongo-Pro teacher presents textbook and custom lesson materials on the whiteboard, guiding you just as if you were in a real classroom.

Custom lessons in a custom classroom make your Japanese learning fast and efficient.
    Better Classrooms—Way Beyond Skype Chat
    Nihongo-Pro Online Japanese Classroom
    Nihongo-Pro classrooms are custom built for online Japanese classes, with learning features that Skype cannot match:
    • Built-in Japanese-English dictionary
    • Large whiteboard for presenting lesson materials
    • Teacher-directed audio playback (great for listening comprehension)
    • Easy to use, nothing to install. Log in from your browser.
    Better Policies
    No other online Japanese school can match Nihongo-Pro's flexibility, affordability, and customer service. From the convenience of buying lesson tickets in any quantity, to having up to a full year to use your lesson tickets, to some of the lowest prices for Japanese lessons, Nihongo-Pro sets the standard in online Japanese classes.
    • Buy any number of lesson tickets, not just fixed-size packages.
    • All private-lesson tickets are good for one year; expiration time of group-lesson tickets depend on the number of tickets you buy.
    • Reserve all lessons up to 30 days in advance—other schools charge extra for this service.
    • Earn free ProPoints with every lesson you take. Redeem your points for free lessons, lesson discounts, and more.
    • Reserve group classes at the last minute—right up until class time!
    • Exchange email with your Nihongo-Pro teacher privately.
    The Best Way to Learn Japanese Online
    Nihongo-Pro software is unbeatable for learning Japanese online, with these exclusive features:
    • Triple protection against forgetting or missing your lesson. Receive email reminders when you have an upcoming lesson or when you don't show up for a lesson. Show your reservations in iCal or other calendar app--Nihongo-Pro keeps the schedule up-to-date automatically.
    • 24-hour video chat room—chat with fellow students in Japanese 24 hours a day!
    • Hundreds of free Japanese quizzes with new quizzes available every day. Nihongo-Pro quizzes work on any PC, laptop, tablet, iPad, iPod, iPhone, or smartphone, and all Nihongo-Pro quizzes are 100% free.
    • Reserve lessons up to 30 days in advance—at other schools you pay extra for this service.
    • Exchange email with your Nihongo-Pro teacher privately.
    • No entry fee at Nihongo-Pro—other schools charge up to $90.
    • One login gets you everywhere: your account, the Nihongo-Pro classrooms, the 24-hour video chat room, your past lessons, and your upcoming lessons. Simple, fast, efficient.
    Compare Nihongo-Pro
    Nihongo-Pro offers an unmatched environment for learning Japanese online, with better teachers, better classrooms, and better lessons. Our platform is designed to make Nihongo-Pro the best place to learn Japanese online and achieve your Japanese language goals. Compare for yourself:
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    Professional, native-speaking Japanese teachers
    Nihongo-Pro teaching staff includes government-certified Japanese teachers with advanced teaching experience, including experience with online Japanese lessons. All teachers complete two months of paid training and participate in our continuing teacher education sessions.
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    Group classes—start at any time
    Never more than 5 students. You can start group classes at any time, and take just the classes that fit your schedule.
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    Private lessons customized to your goals
    Other schools may force you into their curriculum, but at Nihongo-Pro you get private lessons tailored specifically to your Japanese goals.
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    Earn free stuff with ProPoints
    You earn points for every Nihongo-Pro lesson you take. Then, you can redeem your points for free lessons, lesson discounts, and more!
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    Classroom custom built for online Japanese lessons
    No other online Japanese school offers a better learning environment, custom built for online Japanese lessons. A Skype chat session cannot match these learning features:
    • Built-in Japanese-English dictionary
    • Large whiteboard for presenting lesson materials
    • Audio playback for listening comprehension lessons
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    24-hour-a-day chat room—free to everyone
    Only Nihongo-Pro offers a 24-hour-a-day video chat room, free to everyone. Practice speaking Japanese with other students and Japanese learners, or simply meet up for free chat.
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    Reserve lessons up to 30 days in advance
    Fit online Japanese lessons into your busy schedule up to 30 days in advance. Other schools may allow reservations only 7 days in advance, or charge extra for 30-day advance booking.
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    Reserve group classes up to the last minute!
    If you miss the regular reservation deadline (24 hours ahead) for your group class, you can make a last-minute reservation until 10 minutes before class time. Learn more about last-minute reservations.
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    Free trial lesson (private lessons only)
    If you’re considering private lessons, try before you buy. Meet your new Japanese teacher, discuss what you want to focus on during your online lessons, and then get a taste of your teacher’s lesson content and style. Learn more about private lessons.
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    Try two group classes for just $5!
    See how much you learn from just two of our group classes. Each class is 50 minutes and is taught by an experienced Japanese teacher. After that, group classes are as low as $7. Learn more about group classes.
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    Triple protection against missing your lessons
    Only Nihongo-Pro makes sure you don't forget a lesson with triple protection:
    • Upcoming lesson reminder emails
    • Late-lesson reminder emails
    • Automatic export of your lesson schedule to calendar apps
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    Email privately with your teacher
    Nihongo-Pro respects your privacy: No one but your teacher sees your email. All we ask is that you respect your teacher's time.
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    Lesson tickets good for up to a year (more if you need it)
    All private-lesson tickets are good for one full year; group-lesson tickets are good for up to a year, depending on the number you buy.
    If you need more time, Nihongo-Pro offers low-cost ticket extensions. Other schools require you to buy more tickets, just to avoid losing the expiring ones.
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    Free online Japanese lesson with TrialPay
    Complete one offer at TrialPay, and you get a private Japanese lesson with your Nihongo-Pro teacher absolutely free. To get your free lesson, click the TrialPay link for your Nihongo-Pro teacher.
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    Free Japanese quizzes—100% free to everyone!
    Try free Japanese language quizzes every day at Nihongo-Pro. Nihongo-Pro quizzes work on any PC, smartphone, or tablet, so you can try our free quizzes anywhere.
    Try free Japanese quizzes.
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    Free kanji and kana games
    Practice hiragana and katakana, or test your kanji knowledge with free games. Look up animated stroke order, sample words, and other details of over 6,000 kanji with KanjiPal.
    Learn more about free kanji games and kana games.
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    No entry fee
    Never pay an introductory or entry fee at Nihongo-Pro.
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