Japanese classes are conducted by Luisa, in charge of lesson planning and grammar, and native Japanese speaker Ayano for conversation and speaking. This balanced partnership brings you the perfect combination of native insight and international perspective. Among our clients, you can find:
U.S. Military service members and their families
Japanese language and culture enthusiasts
Our courses implement a wide array of learning materials available directly on this website. Lesson plans are designed in accordance with JLPT proficiency levels, for which we offer dedicated certification training.
8/10-10/12, 7.30 EST
$150 total ($15/hour)
Online and in PDF
Japanese 101 is a group class composed by a series of ten lectures. All attendees will receive an automatic 30% discount on private tutoring sessions for the duration of the course. Please note that hiragana and katakana knowledge is a prerequisite: if you are not familiar with Japanese alphabets yet, we recommend our new KANA MASTERCLASS.
8/8-10/10, 7.00 EST
$150 total ($15/hour)
Online and in PDF
Japanese 102 is a group class composed by a series of ten lectures. All attendees receive a 30% discount on private tutoring sessions for the duration of the course. Please note that knowledge of the contents covered in Japanese 101 is a prerequisite.
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Online and in PDF
If you need to learn as much as possible in just a few weeks, traditional lessons might not be exactly what you are looking for. If you are approaching unexpected PCS, you are about to go on a last-minute business trip - or you are simply preparing for an exciting trip around Japan, we recommend a TIME CRUNCH Survival Course.
TIME CRUNCH is a personalized package of two, six, or ten lesson hours, during which Luisa will provide you with the tools necessary to approach the Japanese way of living.
Meet the students
"I attended the Japanese 101 course. This course was exceptional. Prof. Luisa Montagner explains the concepts in a way that is relatable and easy to understand. She also includes PDF materials as quick references which was a great help. In addition she includes flash cards and quizzes to solidify and test your knowledge. All the materials and instructions you get from the course is a great value. I would highly recommend this to anyone getting started with learning Japanese."
"Luisa Language Teaching has been an integral influence in my career transition. I started learning Japanese in order to apply for the prestigious JET Program, and I was accepted on my first try. Each week, I always look forward to our lessons together because they are often the highlight of my week! I simply cannot recommend Luisa enough to anyone interested in learning Japanese."
"As a busy adult with a demanding schedule, I find it difficult to study consistently on my own. Luisa is both understanding and patient ensuring I make consistent progress with grammar and kanji. I appreciate the adaptive, personalized approach that I wouldn't find in a group class setting. Ayano works with me so I can clearly understand native speakers and speak naturally. I recommend them to anyone committed to learning Japanese."
"I took the 101 course as someone who is not quite a 101 beginner. I thought that, at such a low price, I may as well take it as a refresher. Boy was I wrong. The explanations from Luisa for grammar points I had already seen in Genki were way more coherent and logical. Every week built on and reinforced the previous week, and by the end we had all the grammar needed for competent conversations. Luisa was highly available, answering questions all times of the day."
"My favorite thing about Luisa and Ayano is their passion for what they do. They are patient and will stay on a topic as long as it takes. I often find that when I do succeed at understanding a difficult topic, or even something as simple as saying a long sentence with the correct pronunciation and tempo, both tutors are as happy as I am, if not more so! It really makes me feel great and motivated. If you are searching for top quality tutors, look no further."
"My favorite thing about Luisa is that she doesn't hold back; she makes a point to challenge her students. She is dedicated to her classwork as she prepares the homework, quizzes, group assignments, and extra materials to practice during downtime. If you don't understand something, she is keen on helping you by providing examples and/or spending more time on the lesson. I've spent money using other tutors and I wouldn't recommend it. Luisa will help you learn the things you NEED to know."
"Luisa and Ayano are amazing. They gives great feedback on things that I feel are my weak points for learning Japanese. They are very kind and patient, which makes it less scary to make mistakes. Most importantly They are very organized and professional. *provides materials for you as well. I’d give Luisa Language Teaching a 6/5 if I could."
"Luisa is a wonderful teacher but even more so, she is an absolute wonderful human. She supports me by not only her great teaching skills but kind thoughts and considerate feedback. She truly wants to know the why behind your love for the language, so she can help get you to where you want to be. Also, Ayano is FANTASTIC! She provides you with with a comfortable environment where you can speak confidently every single lesson. I plan to continue to see Luisa and Ayano for many years to come."
"I attended the Japanese 101 course, and it was phenomenal. Luisa’s an incredibly knowledgeable, detail-oriented, insightful, encouraging, and patient teacher. Every class was so fun, and I came away from each one with not only a greater grasp of the language, but also greater motivation to learn more. Luisa also gave us so much fantastic material (not to mention so much of her own time) to help us with studying outside of class. I would jump at the chance to take another course with her!"
"Luisa is incredible! The first lesson I had with her, she made everything so understandable. She went into the history of the language of Japanese which really helped solidify the concepts for me. Her handouts are so helpful and really narrow in on what is needed when you are first starting to learn a new language. I am so excited for my next lesson! If you are wanting to learn Japanese and looking for a tutor, you have come to the right page!"
"I began my Japanese lessons in July of 2019. My husband is in the military, and we moved to Japan in October that year. I’ve been delighted to continue my lessons while living in Japan. Luisa's insight as a non-native gives her the ability to share the outsider’s perspective I have and give me cultural tips which helped smooth out my transition to such a different and beautiful country."