What Our Students Say

Thank you for introducing me to Marina-sensei – she’s absolutely wonderful.”  Natalie, Events Manager, 2021

I just wanted to let you know I am finding my lessons with Kumiko-sensei very enjoyable and helpful, especially now my SOAS course has resumed. Having extra practice every week with Kumiko is helping to improve my confidence. She is a very good teacher! – JH, Retired, 2020

Thank you for the great teacher selection! She’s very good at customising her teaching style to suit me as well. I was going through her lessons really quickly, but we suddenly discovered something I hadn’t learnt before and for whatever reason, I was unable to fully grasp it from her pre built lesson. So she went home, built a custom lesson and came back the next day with something specific for me which worked perfectly.

A welcome addition to the above is her sense of humour. I wasn’t expecting her to be so funny. Her stories are absolutely hilarious! She’ll also sometimes throw in a cultural story in the lesson which are always interesting and relate to what we are learning. 

Overall, I’m very pleased with the lessons and hope to continue for the foreseeable future. I think she’s really embraced the task of getting me back to Japan and seems just as keen as I am to get me back there! AB, Compliance Officer, 2019

I just wanted to say Ritsuko has been great and my Japanese has improved significantly due to her. My speaking skills have improved through acquiring new vocabulary and learning more natural ways of speaking. Also my kanji has improved greatly and I now know a lot more of the kanji characters than I did before the lessons. – Jamie A, City Worker, 2019

The lessons with Rie-sensei have been going very well and she is helping me improve very quickly. – ST, Financial Services, 2019

Stella really enjoyed her lessons. Thanks a lot to Himawari-sensei. – Mother of Stella, aged 12, 2018

Just to say that I am really pleased with how the first lesson went, Yuki is a great teacher and I look forward to future lessons. I’d also like to add that tuition is the most effective way to learn Japanese, my confidence increased from the first lesson. Talking to a native speaker has definitely helped prepare me for my trip to Japan in a couple of months. Steven T, Retail Worker, 2017

I am enjoying my Japanese classes a lot. Kumiko has understood my needs and wants. Everything is perfect. Many thanks! – Virginie R, Banker, 2017

Right from the get-go my Japanese lessons with Yuki have been fantastic. I was really glad he didn’t take a traditional approach of a pre-printed lesson book but he made learning easier, faster and more fun with tailored classes – repeating and revising each segment before moving on to the next.

As a result, I found I picked up basic Japanese surprisingly quickly. I took classes specifically for a trip to Japan but have enjoyed the experience so much I would definitely consider continuing learning Japanese after I’m back in the UK. – Simon U, Photographer/TV producer, 2016

I’m really enjoying the Japanese lessons. My tutor has been taking a fantastic approach, he’s pretty much rebuilding my Japanese from the ground up which, was frustrating at first, but the three years I have behind me was just the theory – which needed rebuilding. It’s great, I’m learning what I should be at a pace that I’m actually taking it in at. – Marcus H, Trainee Architect, 2016

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