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Japanese Lessons in New York

Our Japanese teachers are fully qualified to teach their native tongue. They can train you and, if need be, the rest of your group at a time that is suitable for you, at your home or place of work. Sessions can take place whichever day and whatever time works best, even weekends: whether it be morning, afternoon, or evening. If circumstances arise where your home or office is unavailable, the classes can be held at your trainer's office. Resources for the lesson are provided for you.

The type of courses we offer:

Face-to-Face 1-to-1 (Individual) General Japanese

Japanese lessons of this type are broader and are aimed towards students with a variety of requirements. While all beginner level students will cover survival Japanese - needed for short visits to countries where English isn't widely spoken, or if you wish to 'go local'; those studying Japanese usually go in different directions at this point, depending on what they need. Those who have benefitted from these Japanese classes have been those investing in or buying property overseas, those married to overseas nationals, people setting off on a round-the-world trip, enthusiasts in Japanese culture, and those enthusiastic to pass a specific exam in Japanese. Inquire now about our Japanese Courses or Take A Free Japanese Level Test

Face-to-Face 1-to-1 (Individual) Business Japanese

These Japanese lessons are driven towards people who have a requirement to learn Japanese to bolster their work output. For novices, you will find it useful to learn basic greetings and business etiquette; and once you have become more proficient then reading and writing will come to the fore. Typical students include those concerned with import/export, those seeking work in multinational companies, international negotiations, and anyone working with international colleagues or administration. Even on our most rudimentary beginners lesson, students can expect to finish the lesson with decent telephone and e-mail Japanese, as well as a good enough grip on the language for a short trip to the country. Inquire now about our Japanese Courses or Take A Free Japanese Level Test

Face-to-Face Closed (Private) Group General or Business Japanese

If there are 2 or more of you with the same level of Japanese, the same targets within the language, and be able to study at the same time and location, then you'll be happy to know that these Japanese lessons can also be made available for Two-to-One Japanese Lessons or Small Group In-Company Japanese Lessons. Listen & Learn do not generally recommend classes of more than 6-8 people, although Taster lessons in Japanese can run with up to 12 people. Bookings must be made for all participants at the same time. Inquire now about our Japanese Courses or Take A Free Japanese Level Test

Skype, Google Meet or Zoom Online 1-to-1 (Individual) General or Business Japanese

Your colleagues and yourself can be trained by our native-speaking fully-qualified Japanese tutors at a time and location to suit you. Classes can take place any day, even weekends, and can happen in the morning, afternoon or evening. If the case may be that your home or office is not convenient, there is always the option to take your classes at the office of your teacher. Study books for the lesson are provided. Inquire now about our Japanese Courses or Take A Free Japanese Level Test

Skype, Google Meet or Zoom Online Group (Closed or Open) General or Business Japanese

Lessons in Japanese are also accessible for 2 or more studying in tandem (Two-to-One Japanese Lesson or Small Group In-Company Japanese Lesson). All those involved must have around the same experience of the language, similar needs of areas of proficiency, and must be able to work at the same time and place. Bookings must be made for all students at the same time. Listen & Learn do not advise classes of more than 6-8 people, although In-Company Taster Japanese sessions can be run with as many as 12 people. Inquire now about our Japanese Courses or Take A Free Japanese Level Test

Top Tips For…

japanese Songs


Sukiyaki - Kyu Sakamoto

Do you like pop and would like to put your Japanese skills into play while listening to catchy songs? Then give Sukiyaki a try! This track tells the story of a man who talks about Japanese politics and his suffering at the time. However, the lyrics are generic enough for the song to be interpreted as losing a romantic partner. So, you’ll acquire some simple vocabulary and terms related to feeling blue, like Kanashī (feeling sad) and Omoide (memories ), or phrases like being away from someone (Watashi kara hanareru). After listening a few times, you’ll be able to talk about love and feelings in Japanese! Find the song here!

japanese Songs

Kawa no Nagare no You Ni - Hibari Misora

Learning Japanese can be quite challenging, especially when it comes to remembering new vocabulary. Luckily, there are thousands of materials you can use to learn in a meaningful way. One of them is through songs, like Kawa no Nagare no You ni, a solemn track about life and how nothing is permanent. The song is a bit old but has become a legend due to its many covers. The song is great to learn some basic vocabulary, like road (doro), hometown (Shusshin-chi), or traveling (ryoko). So, why don’t you grab a copy of the lyrics and try to understand what the singer is saying? Enjoy this beautiful track here!

Linda Linda - The Blue Hearts

Do you like karaoke? Would you like to improve your Japanese pronunciation by singing along to the songs you like the most? Then give “Linda, Linda” a try. This popular track is performed by a rock band called The Blue Hearts and is more suitable for advanced Japanese students due to the complexity of the vocabulary and the speed of delivery. This piece follows a man who is in love with the titular Linda and speaks about all the things he would do for her if they were a couple. Listen to the song with the lyrics at hand and pick up some terms about love! Listen to this catchy tune here.

japanese Apps


Learn Japanese

Mobile apps are great language learning tools and Learn Japanese is a fantastic app that has been built for both Android and iOS. The app is predominantly for beginner learners and focuses on teaching the most basic 800 Japanese words and phrases needed for a basic conversation. The vocabulary items are categorized into functions, like greetings, asking for help, ordering food, and more. In addition to each word and its definition, you can access an audio recording to help you grasp the pronunciation. So, you’ll learn how to pronounce individual sounds while knowing more about word stress.

japanese Apps

Tae Kim’s Guide to Learning Japanese

If you are looking for an interactive, fun way to learn Japanese grammar, then Tae Kim’s Guide is the app for you. The app functions like a book, written for any learner who wants to fine-tune their Japanese skills. It focuses mostly on grammar and vocabulary, providing clear written and oral explanations with subsequent exercises for you to test what you have just learned. Beginners start by learning the Kanji and getting familiar with basic vocabulary, such as common greetings or the names of different types of food. More advanced users will find colloquial phrases and slang, as well as more complex grammatical explanations.


Looking for opportunities to improve your Japanese speaking skills with other enthusiastic learners or native speakers? HelloTalk is the app for you! Just download the app and create a profile, stating the languages you want to practice! The app will pair you with someone who wants to speak Japanese, as well. In addition to chatting via text and video call, you can provide each other with feedback, so you improve your speaking and listening skills. Best of all, the app is entirely free! Connect with people from different parts of the world and learn Japanese in an interactive way.


From our clients all over the world

"The lessons are going very well! I chose you guys because of the Google reviews and based on the easy access to info on your website."
Michele Fiorese

Japanese course in Winnipeg.

"I'm really enjoying my classes so far. My teacher is nice and we get along well. We even text message in Japanese which is a great teaching method!"
Darren Wilson

Japanese course in Markham.

"I am extremely satisfied with my instructor I wouldn't change a thing!"
Cindy Ho

Japanese course in Vaughan.

"The lessons are going great! My son just loves the teacher."
Kristin Rutz

Japanese course in Minneapolis.

"The lessons are going well and now I think I have much more confidence in passing the test since Tomomi, my tutor, and I have been working so hard."
Iris Yang

Japanese course in Quebec.

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Nick Alcock French in Amsterdam
Going from not being able to create basic sentences to being able to hold conversations. It’s been great to notice the progress month by month

Our Clients Include

From our clients all over the world

Liberty Mutual
Language learned: French in Sacramento.

National Tube Stockholders Ltd
Language learned: English in New York.

Ventana Medical Systems
Language learned: German in Tucson.