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Private lessons in Tokyo

NO MORE WORRIES WHEN TALKING WITH JAPANESE PEOPLE.

A LESSON ONLY FOR YOU, TO BE ABLE TO USE PROPER JAPANESE DEPENDING ON THE SITUATION

Hello, I’m Azuma running this website. I made this website for those studying Japanese. I’m happy if it helps you.

By the way, do you feel anxious when you talk with Japanese people?

・Do I have a rude way of speaking?
・Is my grammar and vocabulary appropriate?
・Do I speak fluently like Japanese people?

Japanese is a language in which you need to choose between plain style, polite style and honorific words. An appropriate way of speaking is different depending on the situation and the person you’re talking to, such as boss, friend, first-time person, business place and so on. Also, there are many manners to be careful about. Even if your Japanese is rude, many Japanese will not point it out directly. Therefore, this may be a problem in making relationships with Japanese people in your business or life in Japan.

Why don’t you make your life easier and stress-free by taking this lesson?
I worked for 5 years as a salesman in a Japanese company that required strict business manners. After that, I have taught Japanese for over 4,000 hours in 5 years. 

So, I can suggest lessons not only to learn proper Japanese, but also for the appropriate kind of Japanese lessons you need depending on the situation.

If you don’t feel anxious anymore and gain confidence in your Japanese skills, you will be able to communicate more positively with Japanese people. Let’s change your life in Japan and make it more comfortable!

日本人と話すときの不安を解消します。

状況に合った日本語が使えるようになるためのあなたのためだけのレッスン

初めまして!私はこのウェブサイトを運営している東と申します。このウェブサイトは日本語を勉強している方々のために作りました。役に立ってくれたらうれしいです。

ところで、あなたは日本人と話すとき、不安を感じることがありませんか?

・失礼な話し方をしていないだろうか?
・文法や語彙は適切だろうか?
・日本人のような自然な日本語が使えているだろうか?

日本語は普通体、丁寧体、敬語を使い分けなければならない言語です。上司、友達、初対面の人、またビジネスの場など、状況や話す相手によって適切な話し方は違います。また、気をつけなければならないマナーも多いです。

もしあなたの日本語や態度が失礼なものであっても、日本人の多くはその場で直接注意することはしないでしょう。しかし、これはあなたの日本でのビジネスや生活の中で日本人と関係を作る上での問題になってしまうかもしれません。

このレッスンでその不安を解消しませんか?
私は日本の会社で、厳しいビジネスマナーが求められる営業として5年働き、その後、日本語教師として、5年間で4,000時間以上の授業を経験しました。ですから、正しい日本語だけでなく、状況に合ったコミュニケーションができるようになるためのレッスンをご提案できます。

不安がなくなり自分の日本語に自信が持てれば、もっと積極的に日本人とコミュニケーションが取れるようになります。日本での生活をもっと快適なものに変えましょう!

 

 

【Student’s voice 受講生の声】

Ms. Dorra Turki (Tunisia)

Mr. Azuma is very serious, organized and has the ability to make the lessons pleasant for his students. He always arrives early, and don’t leave the class until I fully understand the lesson. This is how serious and implied he is with his student progress. 
He tested my abilities and made customized courses adapted to my level. In a very short time, my Japanese really improved.

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In only a month I was already able to talk with native speakers about difficult subjects. 

I had to write monthly reports in Japanese for my company, so he read them, corrected them while explaining to me the grammatical issues and teaching me a new vocabulary that is important to write my business reports. That way I was able to learn things that I really needed for my work.

His lessons are very easy to understand, and his patience is amazing. He teaches me in a way I could improve my every day’s Japanese and my business Japanese at the same time, which is amazing regarding the fact that we had only two hours per week.

My boss is very happy with my progress, as my reports got better and my business Japanese improved too. My company decided to hire Mr. Azuma again for his teaching skills.

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Mr. Unique Song (China)

I started my Japanese studying with Azuma-san with very little knowledge, and after about three months of private lessons I was able to hold simple conversations in Japanese, talking about daily lives and other topics learned in class.  My friends as well as colleagues were quite impressed with the progress and I was also happy with the progress made.

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Azuma-san was always well prepared before the lesson, and during lesson. He teaches via hundreds of self made PPTs to illustrate vocabulary, grammar and various examples, as well as self summarized PPT and examples to explain difficult grammar points such as the difference between “は” and “が”.  In my 2 hours lesson each time, we usually spend about 30 to 45 minutes for free talk, and the rest for grammar and text book.  In fact I started with two private tutors and ended up with Azuma-san alone.  He was always on time, polite, and flexible in terms of arrangements.  I am very satisfied with Azuma-san’s professionalism.

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【Lesson style レッスンスタイル】

Private lessons プライベートレッスン

 You can study at a place and time that are convenient for you.
       自分の都合がいい場所、都合がいい時間に勉強ができます

✔ You can customize your lessons to suit your needs.
       自分の目的に合わせてレッスンをカスタマイズできます

✔ I will give you advices not only during our lesson sessions but, I will also be available at any time any other day.
      
レッスン時間だけでなく、レッスンがない日の勉強方法のアドバイスもします

✔ I will also give you some homework to do at home so you can practice on your own.
       宿題もご提案するので、レッスン時間以外も勉強できます。

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

course content 内容・レベル

All levels from beginner to advanced 
Everyday conversation, business, preparation for JLPT etc

初級から上級まで全てのレベル
日常会話、ビジネス、JLPT対策など

 

Place 場所

Around Tokyo
You can choose the place of the lesson. (ex. cafe, company office, your home etc.)
If you have no idea I can suggest some places (ex. cafe, rental space). 
You can also take Skype lessons.

東京周辺
皆さんがレッスンの場所を選ぶことができます。(例:カフェ、会社の事務所、ご自宅など)
場所を探すのが難しい場合はカフェやレンタルスペースなどをこちらで探すこともできます。
スカイプレッスンも可能です。

 

Time 時間

You can choose your convenient time.

都合がいい日時を選んでください。

 

Tuition fee 授業料

 

*The expiration date is three months from the first lesson.

使用期限は初回の授業から3か月間です。

*The transportation fee from near Ikebukuro will be charged.

池袋付近からの交通費がかかります。

 

 

 

Flow to Lesson start レッスン開始までの流れ

 

 

Group lessons at Ikebukuro 池袋でグループレッスン

If there are three or more people with the same Japanese level and same schedule, the course will be held.

レベル、スケジュールが合う方が3人以上いれば、開講します。

 

✔ You can study in classes that match your level.
       自分のレベルに合ったクラスで勉強できます

✔ You can study with students from various countries.
       色々な国の学生と一緒に勉強できます

✔ It is cheaper than a private lesson.
       プライベートレッスンよりお得です

 

course content 内容・レベル

Elementary class:You study basic Japanese grammar with textbook. Also practice conversation about daily topics.

Intermediate class:You study intermediate level grammar with textbook. Also practice conversation about general topics.

Advanced class:You practice conversation about various topics in news and newspapers. Also learn words used in business places.

初級クラス:教科書を使って日本語の基礎文法を学びます。また、日常的なトピックについての会話を練習します。

中級クラス:教科書を使って日本語の中級レベルの文法を学びます。また、一般的なトピックについての会話を練習します。

上級クラス:実際のニュースや新聞を使って色々なトピックについての会話を練習します。また、ビジネスの場で使われる言葉について学びます。

 

Place 場所

Ikebukuro
the rental classroom near Ikebukuro station

池袋
池袋近辺の貸し教室で行います。

 

Time 時間

Each week, a lesson is held at a fixed time.

毎週、決められた時間に行います。

 

Tuition fee 授業料

 

Flow to Lesson start レッスン開始までの流れ

 

 

【Consultation before lesson for free 無料相談】

You can consult about the content of the lesson for free once before applying. We meet (or on Skype) and listen to what kind of study is necessary for you and suggest a method of study. Of course, you can decide whether to apply for the lesson after the consultation.

お申込み前に一度、無料でレッスン内容についてのご相談ができます。実際にお会いして(またはスカイプで)、どんな勉強が必要かを聞き取り、勉強の方法をご提案します。もちろん、レッスンに申し込むかどうかはその後で決めることができます。

 

【Contact form お問い合わせ】

If you are interested in my lessons,please fill the contact form down bellow! (Please write in Japanese or English.)

プライベートレッスンに興味がある方は、まずはこちらからご連絡ください!(日本語か、英語でお願いします。)

 

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