I am taking Ms. Ito's online Japanese classes for a few months now in order to prepare for the JLPT's as well as improving my everyday Japanese. The whole experience has been very organized and pleasant. Early on she made a study plan customized to my personal goals and adapted the lessons accordingly. The lessons are structured but with enough room for extra questions. She could answer all questions I had without problems and even provided additional resources where needed. The lessons are always a lot of fun and I feel my Japanese has improved notably which has been confirmed by my Japanese speaking peers.
I feel confident I can pass the coming JLPT thanks to Ms. Ito's classes. I look forward to continue learning Japanese in the future.
-Thomas Klein (Germany)
Learning a foreign is never easy . Especially for older man who has hearing damage. I was very lucky to get a great teacher when I transferred to Japan Shihoko has charm, wit and wisdom. Her teaching style adapted to my learning style and make this difficult task pleasant and enjoyable. A wonderful person and fantastic teacher!
-Tim Sheppard. (USA)
I was not able to talk Japnese naturally and also did not understand how to use grammar correctly. Even I have leanrd basic japanese but teacher reviews my exactly understanding again then we start to learn, and also explains me by use some example related to your daily life or your work to make you easy to understand. She was not only following the text book but also answering the question about japanese which I encountered at my work. I recommend her lessons anyone who wants to use japanese in you daily life or your work. She is not only a good teacher but she is also my best friend! She is very friendly and enthusiastic to support you to achieve your japanese target.
I really enjoy your lessons. first of all, you're a great teacher and good at explaining words and their meaning. second of all, I love that I not only learn the language, but I'm also able to try out the food. it is so nice of you to offer me the tea, food or various snacks.
I feel very comfortable talking to you, because you're an understanding person. also, it's amazing how welcoming you are.
I'm really happy that I started taking your lessons ^^
Learning a language can be fun, especially when it's Japanese because of the endless expressions you can learn. But the real joy of learning Japanese comes with glancing at the Japanese culture, its rich history and discussing about Japanese society. Such discussions with Shihoko sensei helped me not only in improving my Japanese language skills but also in gaining a new perspective which made it all the more fun.
-Gaurav Kumar (India)
I started to take course with Shihoko at the end of July 2017 with almost no previous knowledge in japanese. Then, in December, I was able to pass successfully the JLPT N5 and next June I'll be heading to Japan to work there ! So I definitely recommend here as a teacher ! Plus, she's really friendly which make the course very enjoyable.
【1.5 hours lessons】
4 lessons / month =160 euro(40 euro per lesson)
8 lessons / month = 280 euro (35 euro per lesson)
All the students who passed the JLPT exams took this course)
# Make-up lessons can be arranged if the student inform the teacher 3 days prior to the lesson start time.
Fixed day, time, and fee classes
(classes are only rearranged when teacher cancelld the class)
4 lessons / month =120 euro
8 lessons / month =240 euro
All the classes are taught on fixed day and the time.
(I’m available Mon-Fri, from 9 a.m. to 19 p.m. However, some classes are already taken, so please contact me for the info.)
All the fees must be paid by one week before of the first class of the month.
【The fee system】
You pay for the number of the classes you have in the month.
Fixed day, time, and fee classes
You pay the full amont of the fee written above regardless of the number of the classes you have in the month.
The lessons are taught at my place.
The closest bus stop is Am Schönenkamp.
Online lessons are also available.
You can learn not only Japanese language but also you can learn Japanese culture with me
(sometimes we have potluck parties to enjoy each one's favorite traditional food and drink!).