Masano O : Japanese
Masano O
Japanese Native
Sessions: 111
Last class: 5+ days
 6 Reviews: 100% Positive
£18.54 / €21.68 / $19.98
Trial: 50% Off
  Hello, my name is Masano O and I'm 47 years old and currently living in Japan. I am a native Japanese speaker and teach Japanese. I have been an online Japanese teacher with Verbalplanet since April 2021. I can speak the following languages fluently: Japanese, English. I am currently offering a discounted initial trial lesson at 50% off my normal lesson price for new students. 
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21 Apr 2022
Emma R
 すばらしいレッスンをありがとうございました。 楽しかったです。 
20 Apr 2022
 I have been learning important Keigo (polite Japanese) with Masano Sensei. Extremely useful in daily life. Many thanks for your excellent lessons so far. 
17 Nov 2021
16 Nov 2021
12 Nov 2021
 レッスンが楽しかったです。 ご説明いただき、誠にありがとうございます。 
09 Nov 2021
 今日はとても楽しかったです。 どうもありがとうございました。 
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About me - English


I am Masano, a Japanese native speaker and a qualified Japanese language teacher. I was born and raised in Shizuoka City (in the middle of Japan), but now I live in Tokyo.

I have been teaching Japanese from beginners to advanced level students. I am good at teaching people who have some basic Japanese and would like to try using more expressions. I can teach conversational Japanese, business Japanese, Japanese for certification exams, Japanese in specific fields (sports, music, traditional culture, medical science etc.).

I like learning languages and have been learning English, German, Spanish, Mandarin and Korean. Also, I like watching sports (soccer, sumo, tennis, volleyball), listening to music (jazz, latin), and seeing plays.

I am looking forward to talking with you!

!! Check out my podcast (For upper-beginner/intermediate/advanced learners) !!

Qualifications & Experience


- B.A. in linguistics

- Completed the 420-hour Japanese language education training course

- Passed the Japanese language teaching competency test


- 4 years of experience in teaching Japanese online (one-on-one/group)

- 16 years of experience in live captioning on TV programs and conferences

- 5 years of experience in system and software engineering

Teaching Approach

My lesson is ideal if you would like to:

-- talk about your favorites or specialty in Japanese

-- practice Japanese you have already learned

-- learn survival Japanese

-- focus on pronunciation

-- have your presentation in Japanese checked

I think listening and building vocabulary are quite important to speak a language, so we will focus on them. Furthermore, I will introduce books/websites/podcasts so that you can learn Japanese outside the lessons.

I basically speak Japanese during the lesson, but also speak English as needed.

My lessons are great for those who have some basic Japanese and would like to try using a variety of expressions. We will pick up materials which meet your needs. Please let me know what you would like to do on our lesson. Let's work together!

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