Yoshi Noda : Japanese
Yoshi Noda
Japanese Native
Sessions: 2148
Last class: Today
 249 Reviews: 99% Positive
£19.65 / €22.59 / $26.48
Trial: 50% Off
  Hello, my name is Yoshi Noda and I'm 47 years old and currently living in the Netherlands. I am a native Japanese speaker and teach Japanese. I have been an online Japanese teacher with Verbalplanet since May 2016. I can speak the following languages fluently: Japanese, Dutch, English. I am currently offering a discounted initial trial lesson at 50% of my normal lesson price for new students. 
My Latest Feedback
21 Jul 2020
 Thanks for the feedback on my Japanese emails. As always, it was an enjoyable and helpful session. 
20 Jul 2020
 I really enjoyed my first lesson with Yoshi Sensei! For some reason, I get always paralyzed when talking in Japanese, as I don't feel confident. He made feel confortable since the beginning, talking slowly and providing corrections and details in a very professional and clear way. He payed a lot of attention to my specific goals and we thought together about a proper plan to work on to reach them. I am sure I will progress a lot and I am looking forward to the next lesson.  
15 Jul 2020
 Thanks for the conversation session. I appreciate your flexibility, changing the lesson plan when I have specific questions or topics of interest.  
07 Jul 2020
 Thanks for the lesson. As always, I appreciate the feedback on my real world Japanese questions. Interesting reading material as well. See you next week. 
07 Jul 2020
 Very good support regarding business Japanese.  
30 Jun 2020
 As always an enjoyable lesson. Thanks for going through the Japanese email with me, providing alternative expressions, etc. - very helpful.  
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About me - English

Konnichiwa, ogenki desuka?

I was born and raised in Japan. I now live in the Netherlands.

I was the company owner of a language school in Shinjuku, Tokyo for 8 years. We were specialised in teaching Japanese from beginner to business levels for European and Asian expats living in the Tokyo area. I also taught Japanese as a head teacher in addition to training other Japanese teachers. I have a total of 15 years teaching experiences in language industries. I also have work experiences in hotel / travel, media / TV production, and business consulting industries.

It is always interesting for me to teach people with different work experiences and backgrounds : ) Because I believe that teaching language always opens my new world!

Don’t worry, if you don’t speak a word of Japanese. Everyone has to start from somewhere… In fact, I am learning Dutch now!

Let’s enjoy learning Japanese language and culture with me!

Qualifications & Experience

Here are some examples of my course plans and teaching experiences,

【Beginner / Pre-Intermediate Japanese】

You learn really slowly from Hiragana and Katakana to basic Kanji and focuses on daily conversations.

You will learn...

●Introducing yourself both polite and casual ways for the first meetings.

●Talking about you: your hobby, work, interests, county, and family.

●Learning different way of greetings depending on situations.

●Asking about other people and keeping smooth conversations.

●Intonation and pronunciation practices.

●Japanese body languages and mannerisms.

※For Intermediate / Advanced level students, I use not only textbooks but also news articles

from news papers or magazine and current topics from TV program to have discussions.

【JLPT Exam Preparation】

I have taught all levels from N5 to N1. I also have teaching materials for all the levels.

I am qualified to teach all levels of JLPT exams.

【Travel / Survival Japanese】

Useful for people who is planning to visit to Japan for pleasure & fun or business.

You will learn...

●Getting on the various transportation and checking in the hotel.

●Going for shopping and ordering in the restaurant.

●Asking for directions on the streets and the stations.

●What to do in 'Onsen' (hot spring) place? 

●Money and numbers.

●Manners and customs.

●Geography of Japan.

【Business Japanese】

Introducing you to learn how to deal with Japanese people in the real business situations.

You will learn...

●Visiting another company for the first time.

●Way of exchanging business cards.

●Introducing yourself and being introduced to others.

●'do' and 'don't' in Japanese business meeting.

●Giving compliments and expressing gratitude.

●At the business dinner.

●Telephone conversations.

Teaching Approach

●I like using various worksheets as my teaching materials. But if students want to use textbooks, I use Genki, Japanese for Busy People, Minna no Nihongo and others.

●I also create course plans for students according to their needs. For example, travelling, JLPT preparations, business meeting /mannerism, or focused on conversations lessons.

●I have some experience in developing online teaching methods and designing new curriculums for Japanese languages lessons.

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