Eri L : Japanese

Eri L
Subject : Japanese Native
United States
(47) Lessons
(20) Total Reviews
20 Positive Reviews
Last class : 8+ days
8+ days
45 Min : $20.11 / £15.71 / €18.06
Trial: 70% OFF
Hello, my name is Eri L and I'm 38 years old and currently living in United States. I am a native Japanese speaker and teach Japanese. I have been an online Japanese teacher with since January 2018. I can speak the following languages fluently: Japanese, English. I am currently offering a discounted initial trial lesson at 70% of my normal lesson price for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

I was born and raised in Tokyo. I'm currently living in Hawaii (Big Island).

My teaching style is focused on practicing conversations.

Why are you learning Japanese? Because you want to be able to COMMUNICATE in Japanese, right? When you want to communicate, SPEAKING is the most powerful tool. From my experience learning English, the best way to get better at speaking is to PRACTICE SPEAKING!

We all have limited time and resources on our hands, so let's practice Japanese conversations together. That will be the most efficient way to use our time. I highly recommend you to read "Fluent in 3 months by Benny Lewis" if you haven't done so. It really helps to change your learning styles and methods.

I believe Verbalplanet allows us to take advantage of Internet and technology to acquire a new language better and faster.

I'm looking forward to meeting you in the near future!

Qualifications & Experience

I am a native Japanese speaker, born and raised in Tokyo. After graduating high school, I obtained my Bachelor's degree from California State University, Sacramento. I have worked in Tokyo, Okinawa, California, and Hawaii. Being bilingual and having experience learning another language greatly helped to build my career.

Please see below for my qualifications and experience.

- Freelancer of teaching Japanese on Skype and translating videos (Japanese to English) 2010-2017

- Tour Planner, Jack's Hawaii, Inc. Hilo, Hawaii 2014 - 2016

- English Advisor, Okinawa Prefecture Board of Education, Japan 2011- 2013

- English Teacher, Assist Cram School, Okinawa/Japan 2009 – 2013

- Conversational English Teacher, Dainihon Language Club, Okinawa/Japan 2010 – 2013

- Clerical Office Worker, Maruzen Chemicals Co., Ltd., Tokyo/Japan 2006 – 2008

- Sales Specialist, Macy's, Inc., Citrus Heights, California 2005 – 2006


California State University, Sacramento

Bachelor of Arts in Family and Consumer Sciences, Apparel Marketing Concentration

Minor in Business Marketing

Graduated Honor Roll

Teaching Approach

In my lessons, you will be TALKING! From my experience, the best way to improve your communication skills in another language is to just keep speaking with a native speaker. You have to keep practicing to get better. I would like to use my time and your time concentrating on practicing speaking because that's the most effective way to use me as a native speaker.

I know it gets intimidating to speak with someone when you don't have much knowledge. That's why people tend to study a lot on writing and reading on their own at first. But making mistakes and feeling embarrassed is a good thing! You will remember those expressions and phrases. Also, I recommend you take my lessons at least twice a week. Frequency is the key! Our brains work better when you study something frequently.

I am happy to help students of all levels. You will also have fun with my lessons, which is super important to motivate you to learn a new skill!

Detailed Profile in Japanese

About me





Qualifications & Experience





ー カリフォルニア州立大学サクラメント校卒業 ファミリー&コンスーマーサイエンス学部 マーケティング副専攻 2001-2005

ー Macy's (カリフォルニア州)女性服スペシャリスト 2005-2006

ー 丸善薬品産業株式会社(東京)総合職 2006-2008

ー 進学教室アシスト(沖縄)英語講師 2009-2013

ー 大日本ランゲージスクール(沖縄)英会話講師 2010-2013

ー 沖縄県宮古島市教育委員会(沖縄)英語活動アドバイザー 2011-2013

ー Jack's Hawaii, Inc.(ハワイ島)ツアープランニング 2014-2016

ー フリーランス スカイプオンライン日本語講師&ビデオ翻訳(日本語→英語) 2010-2017

Teaching Approach




それはシンプル。「会話を練習する」ことです。初めは誰でも自信がないので、自信がつくまで読み書き中心に自分で練習したりすることが多いですが、ネイティブスピーカーとの会話練習を頻繁に行うことが一番の近道です。これはBenny Lewis氏著書の「Fluent in 3 Months」でも証明されています。



My last class was :
8+ days ago.
01 Jan 2019
By : gbearson
Subject : Japanese 
She was super nice :-)
19 Aug 2018
By : Heypano
Subject : Japanese 
Great first lesson with Eri - Very communicative, friendly and thoughtful when answering questions
30 Jul 2018
By : ThreeFlowers
Subject : Japanese 
Thank you! You are so helpful in our learning process!
16 Jul 2018
By : ThreeFlowers
Subject : Japanese 
I like that we are learning and practicing. Eri sensei does a great job of drawing out responses. Thanks!

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