Japanese Language Lessons in London
Temple building near Matsue, Japan

Personal Lessons

Testimonial from a current student

Ishibashi-san is an excellent tutor, very patient and with a good sense of humour. His tuition extends beyond language skills with frequent fascinating insights relating to Japanese culture, society, geography, current affairs, and so on as well as his fascinating hobbies. He also very kindly organises informal social events for his students, providing a fun and interesting opportunity to meet new people with a common interest. The key advantage of one-to-one tuition is the ability to proceed at one’s own pace and Ishibashi-san's personally-focused, structured approach will suit any student, but I must emphasise that study outside of the lesson is essential, as Ishibashi-san mentions. Armed only with a large amount of enthusiasm and virtually no knowledge of the language at the outset, I have now spent 12 months studying with an average of around an hour's personal tuition plus several hours of homework and self-study each week. I have enjoyed it immensely so far and very much look forward to expanding my knowledge further. I would highly recommend Ishibashi-san to help you attain your language skills goals, whatever your ability.

Private One to One Lessons

Around half of the students which I teach in this manner are complete beginners whilst the other half have previous experience of learning in a formal classroom situation but did not continue as either they found the course unsuitable or that the timings were inconvenient for them. By arranging to be taught in your home or in your workplace, you can fit your learning into your life as opposed to arranging your life to suit your learning.

Group lessons

Learning in a group can have some advantages as you will be able to practice with your co-students - helping and learning from others can stimulate your learning and make it more interesting. Either you can form your own small group e.g. with friends or partners or I may be teaching other students of similar levels which would be interested in joining you. There are naturally cost advantages to be considered as well.