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Online Course for Beginners



One lesson per week, for ten weeks



$150 total

($15 per hour)

Live Classes on Zoom

You can talk to the instructor in real time



PDF Handouts and interactive exercises

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Course Outline

This course consists of a series of ten high intensity lectures, which cover the following grammar topics:

  • Brief review of writing systems and pronunciation

  • Basic sentence structure (Subject-Object-Verb)

  • Titles (さん, 様, etc.)

  • Copula (です, じゃないです, etc.)

  • Number systems and basic counters (助数詞)

  • Polite verbs (丁寧系)

  • Postpositions は, か, も, が, を, に, へ, で, and と

  • Frequency and quantity adverbs

  • Particle omission: when not to use particles

  • Existence verbs (ある, いる)

  • Adjectives (形容詞 and 形容動詞)

  • The suspensive form (て form) and its main uses

Lessons last one hour each, and are followed by a 15-minute Q&A session. After each lesson you will receive a PDF handout, an interactive flashcard list, an interactive quiz with automatic feedback, and a link to a video recording of the class.


At the end of the course you will receive the official course manual. The manual consists of a detailed explanation of the grammar points, practical examples, and a glossary section with over 500 vocab items covering a wide range of topics.

Terms and Conditions

ー A non-refundable advance payment is required in order to attend this class. After reaching the minimum number of participants, we will reach out to those who are on the waitlist and we will ask you to confirm your interest: as soon as we receive your confirmation, we will send out an invoice. Venmo, PayPal, Zelle, and Navy Federal transactions are accepted.


ー Hiragana and Katakana writing fluency is a prerequisite. If you are not familiar with the syllabaries yet, we highly recommend that you reach out so that we can provide support before the beginning of the class.

ー In the event that the instructor is indisposed and cannot attend one or more classes, the duration of the course will be extended.


ー If you need to set up a private tutoring session, please contact us at One-on-one tutoring sessions are available to course attendees for $45/hour (25% discount on standard rate) for the entire duration of the course.

ー We encourage you to attend lessons using a computer rather than a phone or a tablet, as the instructor will be often sharing her screen to show materials and write on a whiteboard. Please mute your microphone when you enter the class.

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Presented by Luisa Montagner

pronouns: she, her

Luisa Montagner the founder and head instructor of Luisa Language Teaching & Tutoring. She grew up in Venice, Italy, where she lived until the age of 22. She moved to the US at the end of 2018 after spending some years in Tokyo, Japan.

  • Holds a Degree in Japanese studies from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. 

  • Studied and worked at Yokohama National University from September 2016 to August 2017.

  • Worked for the prestigious Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute (新宿日本語学校) in Tokyo from 2017 to 2018.

  • Has helped over one hundred students reach their goals and offered over 3,000 lesson hours.

Student Feedback



The Japanese 101 class was simply amazing! The interactive lessons were great to practice reading and speaking. The resources Luisa provided in the course are beyond exceptional. In the handouts, every little detail and concept is broken down to understand with ease. The homework quizzes were the cherry on top, as they greatly helped me improve my grammar and reinforce my vocabulary. Luisa's enthusiastic attitude and desire to help made learning all the easier. I can't recommend Luisa enough!



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.



The Japanese 101 course was phenomenal. 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.

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