Private Online Japanese Language Classes

Available now:

Affordable, online, 1-on-1 Japanese lessons
with experienced Japanese teachers






As a way to support those who wish to learn Japanese but are unable to come to Japan—in general and also due to the coronavirus situation—or unable to access quality Japanese lessons in your home country, the Japan Study Abroad Network matches you with experienced, English-speaking Japanese teachers to provide affordable and high-quality 1-on-1 classes online to serve a variety of learning objectives.

Because these classes are private, meaning it is just you and your teacher, you will have the opportunity to speak with your teacher about any changes you’d like to make about the class content as you go, so that you are always learning what you need, as your needs change.

In this way, it’s okay if you are not sure exactly what course to take. Before you decide to take our lessons and begin your program, you can have a free 20-minute trial session online with one of our Japanese teachers to confirm your objectives and discuss a plan that will work for you.


Our Online Programs


Here are the four main types of online classes that we offer:


General Japanese Language Course

This program is designed for those who would like an intensive and well-rounded study of the Japanese language, which encompasses reading, writing, listening and speaking. Lessons highlight the important grammar structures of the Japanese language, train your reading and writing abilities, and teach the key vocabulary words necessary for continued academic study in Japanese. This course is suitable for complete beginner- to advanced-level students who are serious about learning Japanese in the long-term. It is highly recommended to learn hiragana and katakana before beginning this course.

Topics include:

  • Conversational Japanese, including greetings, small talk, and talking about yourself
  • Japanese grammar, with explanations and exercises for practise
  • Writing short stories and articles
  • Verbal communication practise so that you can express your ideas and ask questions
  • Support in Japanese and kanji can also be included


Practical Japanese Conversation Course

This class is designed for those who wish to improve their Japanese communication abilities, with an emphasis on speaking and reading in everyday, useful Japanese. This course is a little less intense than the General Japanese Language Course as you practise communicating with your teacher about real and role-play scenarios, with visual aids to guide the lessons. This course is suitable for beginners to intermediate students who are planning on visiting, living and/or working in Japan, or who wish to be able to communicate with Japanese people more effectively, for a variety of purposes.

Topics include:

  • Greetings and common expressions
  • Talking about dates & schedule, and making plans with others
  • Seeking understanding and confirmation
  • Introducing yourself; your family, goals and interests
  • Asking for directions and help
  • Ordering at restaurants & take-away counters; making payments & shopping
  • Making phone reservations for restaurants and hospitals
  • Expressing your ideas & opinions, and asking questions


Business Japanese Course

This course focuses on Japanese to be used in professional settings, and covers essential verbal communication for both customer service scenarios as well as business-to-business interactions. Upon request, this course can also provide training for resume writing, interviews with Japanese companies, sales and business meetings, presentations, and email writing. This course is broken into two types: Business Survival for Beginners and Advanced Business Communication (recommended for N2+), and is suitable for learners who are currently working with Japanese people or companies, or who aim to work in such professional contexts in the future.

Topics include:

  • Professional greetings, expressions, and mannerisms
  • Japanese company etiquette and customer service training, including non-verbal essentials
  • Resume writing; interview training, including self-introductions
  • Custom, in-context scenarios and role-play training
  • Writing emails professionally; commonly used sentences and practises


Japanese Test Preparation Course

This course is an intensive study of Japanese that focuses on targeted exercises in order to prepare you for taking the most common Japanese language tests, including the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test), EJU (Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students), BJT (Business Japanese Proficiency Test), J-TEST (Test of Japanese Language), TOPJ (Top Japanese), and NAT-TEST (The Japanese Language Test). This program is intense, and best suited for serious students who are fully committed to passing the exam. Because there will be a lot of homework and training involved, this course will likely require students to purchase several textbooks.

Topics include:

  • Key vocabulary and grammar found on the test and level you are aiming to take
  • Writing exercises to build skills and confidence
  • Examine previous tests and take mock tests, both official and created by our teachers


Program Schedule


Course Dates & Times

Courses can be scheduled from Monday to Sunday, 10:00AM to 9:00PM, Japan Time.
Class dates & times are flexible, based on your availability and that of our teachers.

We recommend that you plan to have at least 1 or 2 lessons a week so that your progress isn’t lost and you can achieve your learning goals. We typically schedule classes the same same day and time each week.


Class duration

50 minutes.
Note: If the student doesn’t show up to the session within the 1st 15 minutes, the class will be cancelled.


Program Duration

Based on your current level and goals, we will recommend you a program length that is appropriate for reaching your aim. This will be based on the free 20-minute consultation session with our Japanese Teacher.



Course Fees


A 20-minute consultation session will be arranged for you free of charge to assess your current Japanese level, goals and schedule. Based on this session we will propose a plan. You will have the opportunity to consider this plan before officially beginning your program with us.


Number of Classes
(50-minutes each)
Total Fee
10 classes ¥33,000
20 classes ¥64,680
(2% discount)
30 classes ¥96,030
(3% discount)

All above fees are in JPY and include tax [10%].
The course fees listed are the total. There are no administration or other fees.
In addition to the above fees, your teacher may recommend that you purchase a textbook. We will work with you to create a plan based on your ability to get a textbook, if needed.


Our Quality Guarantee:

If after your first or second lesson you are dissatisfied with any aspect of your class, we will refund all remaining course fees paid. This applies regardless of the number of classes for which you are registered.


What you need to begin class


To participate properly in class, you will need:

  • a computer or tablet with wifi connectivity for sharing slides & documents
    (phones can only be acceptable for advanced-level students who are able to understand without visual aids)
  • an account in one of the following apps: Skype, Google Meets, Zoom, FB Messenmger.
  • a wifi connection
  • writing materials, including paper and a pen
  • a relatively quiet location so that you can hear your teacher clearly


Benefits of our Online Japanese Programs


Carefully Selected Teachers

We don’t have many teachers, but the ones we do have over 10 years experience teaching Japanese to international students, can speak English well, and are highly passionate about helping you achieve your goals.

Affordable Prices

As we hire our teachers directly, you will find that the costs of our specialized programs are less expensive than others.

Our Network & Resources

As a Global Japanese Study Abroad Agency, we are able to support you in various other ways through and beyond this program, including introducing programs, jobs, accommodations and other opportunities in Japan.


Inquiry & Registration


Please fill out this short form to register for your Online Japanese Language Program:

Feel free to share with us any questions or comments you may have, and about your learning objectives & goals:


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We are collecting this information about you solely for the purposes of contacting you and providing you the information that is most suitable and relevant to your study or live abroad objectives. The information collected about you in this form is for internal purposes only, will be kept confidential & secure at all times, and will not be shared with any other 3rd-party organisation without your explicit consent. When you submit this form to us, you will automatically be sent an email copy containing the same information for your records. For any queries regarding the personal information collected about you, please email us at japan[at]