- Hourly rate £55
- Response Time 24h
- Number of students 5
1st lesson free!
A highly qualified and experienced native Japanese teacher with a full of passion and pastoral care!
- at their home
- By webcam
About the lesson
Face-to-face in Central London & online lessons all over the world
I will make you equip ‘inter-cultural communication skills’. My passion for language teaching is to contribute to the society where people need more global minded attitudes and mutual understanding.
I will help you understand Japanese culture from the native perspective. By absorbing the Japanese mind set, you will begin to perceive, process, and express yourself in an authentic Japanese way. In the lessons (including online lessons), we will explore the speech and body language of native Japanese speakers - this will increase your awareness of the feelings that lie behind Japanese expressions.
By following this approach, you will use a more appropriate grammatical structure and word usage, allowing you to speak Japanese more naturally.
- Vocabulary - Japanese
- Oral expression - Japanese
Oral comprehension - Japanese
Written expression - Japanese
I am a professional full-time Japanese teacher teaching more than a thousand students over 13 years to UK university students and diplomats experienced at SOAS, King`s College London, University of Sheffield and foreign and Commonwealth Office. In addition, I have a cooperate training contract at SONY, in the past, with Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Deloitte, Ashurst and British Museum.
I have completed Leading Adult Learning - Facilitator Development Sessions at autumn term 2017 at University College London (UCL). I have completed an MBA in Further Education Management at King’s College London, an MA in Applied Japanese Linguistics at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Japanese Teaching at the Institute of International Education in London.
Arai-san (Mineko) is an excellent Japanese tutor, very patient and combines the teaching of the Japanese language alongside the culture and traditions of Japan.
I thoroughly enjoy her lessons which are delivered via different mediums to suit my needs / diary which is greatly appreciated.
Arai-san comes highly recommended for all those who wish to study Japanese, no matter how experienced.
Graham: Finance Director
I have been studying business Japanese with Arai sensei since 2017. She is a fantastic and dedicated teacher who will tailor your lessons to meet your needs and goals. I always enjoy our lessons and have made great progress since I started. If you live in London, you can also join the monthly conversation group to meet Japanese people and practice your Japanese. I couldn't recommend her enough.
Arai Sensei has been my private tutor for four years and has helped to explain many useful things about the language. She has also helped me to learn about Japanese culture and society. I enjoy her lessons and her enthusiasm. Duncan Bartlett, Japan Story.
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- 5h: £250
- 10h: £500
You can choose minimum 30 minute lesson from £25.
*Full time student will have 10% off concession.
*Please note that the fee for face-to-face and online lessons are the same.
For corporate training for specific needs, I will design tailor-made course. Corporate training can also be conducted on-site (additional expenses may incur). In addition, online lessons are available.
Cancellation & rescheduling policy: If the student cancels a lesson less than 24 hours in advance, the student must pay for the full amount of the lesson fee. If the student would like to cancel and reschedule a lesson they can do this at the discretion of the teacher. If this is agreed by the teacher and the request is received from the student between 6 days and 24 hours before the lesson, a fee of £25 will be payable.