Enrollment Steps

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How to Enroll in Private Lessons
Complete the New Student Enrollment Form. We will then send you a link to a trial-lesson questionnaire.
After you fill out the questionnaire, we will match you with a Nihongo-Pro teacher and set up a trial lesson at no charge.
If you like your trial lesson, buy lesson tickets to continue learning Japanese online.
Each ticket, good for one 50-minute private lesson with the same teacher who taught your trial lesson, costs US $28 to $35, depending on how many tickets you buy.
Message from a Nihongo-Pro Student
With more than 60 Nihongo-Pro lessons under my belt, I cannot be happier with my decision...
My initial foray into the Japanese language may have taken place in the U.S., but everything about the instruction itself was Japanese to the core: Classes were rigorous, a group ethos was nurtured, and politeness and respect were hallmarks of every interaction. This approach was extremely effective at building cultural competency in a short period of time. But it could also be somewhat intimidating for those who struggle with language anxiety, like me.

After graduation, life happened. I continued to explore Japanese culture, but my familiarity with the language waned, as I had little opportunity to practice and even less desire to reclaim what I had lost.

A decade later, I felt the itch to study formally once again. I explored a number of in-person and online options, settling on Nihongo-Pro due to its scheduling flexibility, its sophisticated learning platform, and its extensive roster of highly qualified instructors.

Ohno-sensei has been a wonderful teacher, holding me to high standards while making the learning process enjoyable and informative. She’s a skilled and patient instructor who incorporates my learning goals and personal interests into each lesson. Ohno-sensei and Nihongo-Pro have increased my confidence level while equipping me to speak -- and even think -- in Japanese.

If you’re serious about enhancing your Japanese fluency, and want caring, individualized instruction along the way, there is no better investment.

Ken M.
(student of Namiko OHNO)
Message from a Nihongo-Pro Student
Nihongo-Pro has been great for both JLPT prep and casual Japanese conversation practice.
I have been taking Japanese lessons with Nihongo-Pro roughly once a week (with a few hiatuses) for over 7 years. When I started I had 2 years of basic Japanese from college and I just wanted to brush up before a trip to Japan, but I’ve enjoyed my lessons so much I’ve kept going!

I really like how flexible it is: you can tailor the lessons to your level and schedule, and your personal goals. Over the years I’ve done everything from intensive JLPT prep to just casual Japanese conversation practice, and Nihongo-Pro has been great for both.

I’ve worked with two different teachers and they have both been excellent. I’ve done supplemental kanji practice on my own, but with just that and Nihongo-Pro I’ve gone from very basic knowledge to passing the N2 (currently about 50-60% on N1 practice tests) and being able to read novels in Japanese. I definitely recommend Nihongo-Pro.

Carly S.
(student of Yuko ARAKI)
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