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Blue Hydrangeas


Standardized Online Course



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:

  • Review of the suspensive form (て form)

  • Progressive tense (ている)

  • Describing physical features: が and ています

  • Progressive tense (ている) with adverbs (まだ etc.)

  • Nominalization (の・こと)

  • Comparative sentences (のほうが)

  • Superlative sentences (いちばん...)

  • Giving and Receiving (もらう、あげる、くれる)

  • Ren'yōkei-based phrases (しはじめる, しすぎる, したい, しにいく, しながら etc.)

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 This course consists of a series of ten high-intensity lectures. Please note that knowledge of the materials covered in our Japanese 101 course is a prerequisite.

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

Rami Testimonial


I took the course as someone who is not quite a 102 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.

Cary Testimonial


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.

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