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Japanese Lessons in Toronto

  • Flexible in-person or online Japanese courses
  • Choose to learn Japanese at your preferred location—be it home, office, or at another convenient spot.
  • Professional native Japanese tutors with extensive teaching experience
  • Enjoy the best Japanese classes in Toronto, customized to your learning preferences.
Interested in mastering Japanese for business, for travel experiences, or for reconnecting with family living abroad? If so, our flexible private Japanese lessons near you are exactly what you need. Begin your experience of learning a second language in Toronto by contacting us today.

The type of courses we offer:

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

These lessons in Japanese are wider-ranging in their nature, and are driven towards students who have a variety of differing needs. All beginner students will expect to study enough survival Japanese to get them through a short visit to the country, those staying on with the lesson can progress differently, depending on their individual requests and requirements. Whether you are buying property in a foreign country, married to a foreign national, planning a round-the-world trip, interested in Japanese history and culture, or if you simply want to attain a particular level of Japanese, this is the choice for you. 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 intended for people who really need to learn Japanese to help make that difference in their work. For beginners, it will be useful to learn greetings and basic business etiquette, at higher levels reading and then writing become more important. Typical students include those involved in import/export, international negotiations and acquisitions, jobseekers in multinational companies where an additional language is required, and those working with international colleagues, academia and government. Even on our most basic lesson for Beginners, students should expect to end the lesson with basic Telephone Japanese and e-mail Japanese skills for communications as well as Survival Japanese required for short visits to a country. Inquire now about our Japanese Courses or Take A Free Japanese Level Test

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

2 or more people can benefit studying Japanese together as these Japanese lessons are also offered to groups (Two-to-One Japanese Lesson or Small Group In-Company Japanese Lesson). Every student must have the same degree of knowledge of the language, the same business or language needs and the ability to study at the same time and place as everybody else. The booking has to be made for all students at the same time. Listen & Learn do not advocate group sessions of more than 6-8 people, though Taster Japanese Lessons can be experienced by up to 12 people. 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

2 or more people can benefit studying Japanese together as these Japanese lessons are also offered to groups (Two-to-One Japanese Lesson or Small Group In-Company Japanese Lesson). Every student must have the same degree of knowledge of the language, the same business or language needs and the ability to study at the same time and place as everybody else. The booking has to be made for all students at the same time. Listen & Learn do not advocate group sessions of more than 6-8 people, though Taster Japanese Lessons can be experienced by up to 12 people. Inquire now about our Japanese Courses or Take A Free Japanese Level Test

Top Tips For…

japanese Songs

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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

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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.

HelloTalk

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.

Testimonials

From our clients all over the world

"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.

"My lessons are perfect! I enjoy them. Eri is a really nice and fun teacher and makes it easier for me by using examples of anime and more!"
Lydia Smith Diallo

Japanese course in Online.

"Eri has been excellent at assessing my level, as well as developing activities that challenge me to take my Japanese to the next level!"
Kelsey Berg

Japanese course in Online.

"Eri is a fabulous teacher. I've made strong progress. She answers my questions about customs and culture in the workplace, making my study very relevant."
Danielle Dyksterhouse

Japanese course in Online.

"The teacher is easy to communicate with, clear and matter of fact and to the point."
Paul O Callaghan

Japanese course in Online.

Client case studies

Have a look at successful and satisfied clients.

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Jared Crampton Dutch in Regina
My teacher was excellent - the course was one-to-one so it was perfectly tailored to what I was looking for

Our Clients Include

From our clients all over the world

The McDavid Group
Language learned: Portuguese in Tampa.

The ROHO Group
Language learned: Spanish in St. Louis.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Language learned: Spanish in Washington, D.C.