I offer individually tailored lessons and am happy to teach all levels from complete beginner to advanced. I can offer lessons designed to help prepare you for sitting the JLPT exam. I create all of my teaching materials; my lessons are made to measure for each of my students. Please see the sample lessons below.
I am happy to teach students from all over the world but please bear in mind that I am based in the United Kingdom and we will need to work out a time convenient to us both. I teach online via Skype and an interactive whiteboard.
I offer a £5 30 minute introductory lesson to all new students.
Please contact me to discuss your detailed study requirements.
Please read my lesson terms and conditions, especially with regard to short notice lesson cancellation.
My lesson fees are as follows:
You can take group lessons with your friends or family members. Discounted lesson rates are available if you can collect a group of between 2 and 8 people.
Please use this online converter to estimate lesson costs in other currencies.
Here are general outlines of lesson content at each level of study:
Suitable for students with no previous experience of Japanese.
- Basic Japanese greetings
- Basic questions and answers
- Reading and writing hiragana and katakana
Recommended Textbook: Minna No Nihongo Beginner 1
I encourage students to learn how to read and write hiragana and katakana, the two Japanese phonetic alphabets. This will really improve your confidence with the language.
Sample introductory lesson plan 1
Sample introductory lesson plan 2
- Basic Japanese grammar
- Simple conversation
- Reading and writing basic kanji
- Study for JLPT N5 and N4
Recommended Textbook: Minna No Nihongo Beginner 2
In Japanese each kanji can be used in several words. Knowing only 100 kanji is sufficient for the lowest level of the Japanese Language Proficiency test.
Sample beginner lesson plan 1
Sample beginner lesson plan 2
- Practical Japanese grammar
- Practical conversation
- Reading advanced kanji and writing short compositions
- Study for JLPT N3 and N2
Recommended Textbook: Minna No Nihongo Intermediate 1
Once you begin to write Japanese you will be able to practise all of your grammar and vocabulary, it will really help to bring them together.
Sample intermediate lesson plan 1
Sample intermediate lesson plan 2
- Advanced Japanese grammar
- General conversation
- Reading the news - and expressing your opinion about it!
- Writing longer compositions with more advanced kanji
- Study for JLPT N1
At this level of study you can use Japanese newspapers and TV broadcasts instead of textbooks!
Sample advanced lesson plan 1
Sample advanced lesson plan 2
Lesson Terms and Conditions
A single 30 minute trial lesson is available for £5.
Lesson tickets must be purchased in blocks in advance as follows:
- 4 tickets, valid for two months
- 8 tickets, valid for six months
- All tickets must be used within the time specified.
- Ticket purchases are not refundable.
- You cannot buy individual tickets.
- Payment for lessons, including trial lessons, must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
- For students under eighteen years of age I must have written permission from their parent or guardian before lessons can begin.
My preferred method of payment for all my UK students is by direct transfer to my bank account. Alternatively, for international students, payment via Paypal
is possible. When a payment is made please make it clear who it is from.
Cancellation and Rescheduling
Please note: If you are not able to attend a lesson or need to reschedule it then I require at least 24 hours notice, otherwise you will be charged the full cost of the lesson.
Please understand that I have to charge for every short notice cancellation, including for illness, for these reasons:
- I reserve a time slot for each student and will not be able to find another customer at short notice.
- I will have already spent time preparing for the lesson.
- In order to be fair I must apply my terms and conditions to all students equally.