Private Japanese Conversation Lesson

Ichiyo's Japanese private lesson

Practice Japanese conversation with Ichiyo!
All our lessons are one-to-one. We welcome all levels!
We do not have a predefined curriculum.
Ichiyo will provide lessons according to students’ skills and their purpose.

A Professional Teacher Will Teach You Japanese

Do you speak Japanese fluently? Is your Japanese grammar, pronunciation, and honorific language called 敬語けいご correct?
Ichiyo has been teaching Japanese to non-natives for over 10 years and has experience in some language schools and companies. Judging from our teaching experience, learners who use correct and natural Japanese are rare even though they have lived in Japan for many years. In many language schools, they teach Japanese in groups. The teachers do not have enough time to correct students’ Japanese privately to finish the class on time. Therefore, Ichiyo started his private lessons.

Ichiyo’s Profile

Ichiyo’s private Japanese conversation lesson
Japanese Teacher: Ichiyo

I have traveled to 14 countries and met a lot of people who are into Japanese culture, including anime, manga, J-pop, and so on. After traveling abroad, I became an assistant, teaching Japanese to international students at Doshisha University in 2011. After I graduated from university, I completed the “420 Hours of Japanese Teacher Training Course” to be a teacher. I have teaching experience with Asian, European, American, and Oceanian learners.

Besides Japanese schools, I also have experience working at a construction company, a restaurant, a hotel, and an IT company. Therefore, I often teach business language and about Japan’s working culture.

Contents of our Private Conversation Lesson

We updated and changed our lessons and services on January 1, 2024. The fees were adjusted.

TeacherOne conversation lessonLesson Method
Ichiyo30 minutesSkype

You can talk about anything you want in Japanese.
・Free conversation
・Learning Japanese basics, grammar, culture, kanji, and so on.
・Practicing keigo (honorific language), business language, and speech.
・Job interview lesson
Ichiyo checks your resume and role-plays a job interview. He will teach you how to answer and behave in a Japanese job interview.
・Testing your Japanese language skills in multiple areas.
・Role-plays, such as hospitals, hair salons, grocery stores, stations, and so on. 
・Checking Japanese sentences that you wrote.
Please let us know if you have a request for the lesson.

Lesson Schedule

All lesson times are Japan Standard Time (UTC+9).
Ichiyo does not have settled business hours. However, Ichiyo has fixed lesson schedule for regular students now.

You can easily reserve Ichiyo’s conversation lessons at these times. (JST)
Monday to Friday: 7:00 A.M. – 9:00 A.M., 7:30 P.M. – 11:45 P.M.
Saturday and Sunday: 7:00 A.M. – 11:45 P.M.

If you want to take his lessons outside of these hours, please contact us and tell us your preferred day of the week and time before you apply for his lessons. You may take his lessons even though it is midnight in Japan if we receive many requests.
We run a first come, first served system, so get your bookings in quickly. Ichiyo’s holidays or absences will be announced on the ”Schedule” page.

Terms and Conditions

・Private Conversation Lessons expire 60 days after payment has been successfully received.
・Private Conversation Lesson does not include “Daily Japanese Mail Support.”
・There is a possibility that the contents of our lessons and services will change. In that case, we will inform them to our members in advance.
・We do not provide your personal data to third parties. We will get permission from you when we use your photos, videos, or audio files on our website, blog, YouTube, Instagram, and so on. If you want to read more, please check our “Privacy Policy” page.

Refund & Cancelation Policy

・If your conversation lesson has expired, no refunds will be provided. If you are unable to book conversation lessons within the validity period due to issues with our booking system, the validity period will be extended. In this case, we will contact you.
・If you have not taken any of the lessons, we will provide a full refund. Please make sure to submit a refund request within 7 days of your payment. We issue refunds through PayPal.
・A cancellation or reschedule of a conversation lesson must be notified at least 2 hours prior to the scheduled lesson. In the event that we do not receive 2 hours’ notice in advance of a lesson cancellation or booking change, your booking will be forfeited and there will be no refund.
・In the event of a no-show, we do not refund the lesson fee.

Tardiness and Interruption

・If you are late for your lesson, the lesson time is shortened. We do not extend the time.
・We cannot postpone or extend your lesson when you are unable to take it due to a PC error. Please check your internet connection and Skype settings before the lesson.
・We will extend or reschedule your lesson when your lesson is interrupted due to our issues.

Things That Need to Be Prepared by Yourself

Required Hardware and Software for Lesson Participation
Please obtain and prepare the following equipment in advance.
・Skype account.
・Internet-enabled PC, laptop, or smartphone.

・Webcam with built-in microphone or webcam with a separate microphone. Using a smartphone camera is also fine.
・Microphone headset (the use of a headset or headphones is recommended for providing an optimum lesson experience.) A smartphone microphone is also acceptable.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I take your lessons even though I am a beginner?
A: Beginners are absolutely welcome. We teach Japanese regardless of ability level.

Q: Do you offer group lessons?
A: We do not offer group lessons, because of the variety of language abilities between learners, causing time to be wasted for students who potentially already know particular grammar points, vocabulary, and so forth. Students can have a more personal experience with their teachers in a one-to-one environment.

Q: I do not have a PC. Can I take your lessons?
A: It is possible to use a smartphone or other device that has access to Skype. However, we recommend using a PC.

Q: I live in America. Can I apply for your lessons?
A: You can take our lessons if you can take them during our business hours. Please check the time difference between your place and Tokyo. If you cannot take our conversation lesson due to the time difference, we recommend taking our “Daily Japanese Mail Support.”

Fees and Application

Payment Method: PayPal
We set two types of fees due to the tax system. Please select a package adapted to your country of residence.

We are running a registration promotion now!

To improve your Japanese, speaking with a professional Japanese teacher is necessary.
We limit the number of students to maintain the quality of our lessons and services.
Please apply for our lessons as soon as possible before we stop accepting new students. We look forward to seeing you!

For Residents of Japan (tax included)

1 lesson: 30 minutes

・1 Lesson Package: 2,500 Japanese yen
・5 Lesson Package: 11,550 Japanese yen
・10 Lesson Package: 22,000 Japanese yen

For Non-Residents of Japan (tax free)

1 lesson: 30 minutes

・1 Lesson Package: $22.00 (USD)
・5 Lesson Package: $100.00 (USD)
・10 Lesson Package: $170.00 (USD)

Even if you do not live in a country where you do not use U.S. dollars, please select this package if you do not live in Japan. If you have a PayPal account, you can pay the fee from all over the world. We are not responsible for the exchange rate. Tax has already been deducted from these prices.