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ONER Online Japanese school   
Since 2015

This is possible
because 
the lessons are completely customized.

 Let's learn in Japanese!

Let's have both light and deep chats in Japanese!

Let's express ourselves in Japanese!

At ONER,
we place the utmost importance on people-to-people relationships.

The most significant thing for us are mutual understandings and learning.

  • Learning Japanese is not our only goal.

    Since language is a tool, we can use it for many purposes!
  • I've been teaching Japanese for 20 years and I truly believe so.
  • In ONER we conduct one-on-one lessons.


    We will not only help you improve your Japanese language skills
    but also be there for you in your daily life.




Five reasons why ONER can make
"in Japanese" a reality

At ONER we learn in Japanese.
Japanese is not our only target.

You will be able to:

1) have a conversation
2) post on SNS
3) write a diary
4) find a job that requires you to speak in Japanese
5) understand how Japanese people think
6) learn about Japanese culture
7) share your future dreams with someone
8) express your thoughts and emotions
9) complain about anything

Everyone is special.
100 people, 100 different things.
We embrace every individual with all of their interests and needs.

Japanese language is just a communication tool.
So in ONER, we emphasize the importance of speaking.

In our school, unlike JLPT,
we have a unique communication-skills test.

We will make sure to check up
on your speaking progress every step of the way!

Based on your needs and goals,
the teachers will adjust their teaching material and content to you.

We will not compare your results to other people's,
but only to your own in the past.


We will do our best to keep you motivated!

A lot of people found
their passion and interests
by taking classes at ONER.

Our student, we will call her A,
is a high-school student from Taiwan
who started learning Japanese with us
when she was a freshman at junior-high.

Recently, she has found her passion!

She is writing a novel in Japanese.

In Taiwan's education,
from junior high-school students need to study hard
and memorize information by heart.

Students are primarily studying for exams
which makes them overwhelmed.

A didn't know what she wants to be in the future
and she felt continuously bored every day.

She found ONER school online
and kept sharing her feelings and anxiety with her ONER teacher.

In time, she spoke Japanese fluently
and started writing a novel in Japanese.

She posted her novel on a website.


The more you improve your Japanese skills
the easier it will be for you to find your interests
and the more enjoyable everyday life you will have.

In Japanese
we have a lot of characters with which we can describe ourselves!

Let's find your ''I'' (character)
with ONER.


わたし(watashi)、あたし(atashi)、ぼく(boku)、 おれ(ore)、
自分(jibun)、 わたくし(watashi)


In English and Chinese,
we have only one pronoun to describe ourselves - ''I''.

But in Japanese we have many varieties.

It's difficult to find your ''I'' in Japanese
if you don't have a professional teacher to guide you through it. 

Let's find yours!

We can do it
because we are a team.

Let's make your Japanese studies a part of your every day routine!

The "Team Habit-Building Project" is underway!

Why don't you make learning Japanese a habit with us as a team?

Use 3 words and write one sentence per each word every day.
Read one short Japanese post or text per day.
Post once a day on IG.

Things are done more easily in a group, than on your own!



Lecturers with an abundance of teaching experience, topics, and humor.

Ayako Someya(そめや あやこ)

Lives in: Chiba Prefecture
(lived in Tainan City from 2003 to 2018)

Education: Master of Japanese Language Education.

Star sign: Aquarius

I'm addicted to: Watching Japanese professional basketball games (B League)
The best day of my life: The day I'm sitting in the living room of my house in Okinawa, looking at the ocean and reading my favorite books (that's my dream).

Message to learners
  • I have been teaching Japanese since 2002.

    I love my job as a Japanese teacher!
    I have taught Japanese to learners from many different countries.

    Japanese is one of the "communication tools".

    So, in order to have a conversation in Japanese, you need to know one more thing.
    In order to communicate in Japanese, you need to have something to say.

    I am also a qualified life-coach.

    Coaching is one of the tools of communication that can help you achieve your ideal self.

    We will work with you,
    sometimes even more than you,
    to achieve your "ideal image and ideal self"!

    Let's talk a lot [in Japanese] in our lessons!

    And you can talk about anything.
    Let's find out what you want to be in the future and get closer to the person you want to be in Japanese!

    I am very happy when my learners say
    "I look forward to talking in Japanese with Ayako-sensei every week!"

    I always try to build a relationship with my students.

    Let's have fun in Japanese every day!




Akane Nishimiya(にしみや あかね)
Lives in: Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Favorite Japanese foods:
Hitsu-mabushi, yaki-gyoza, kuri-kinton (chestnut pudding) from Kawamiya (only available in autumn)

I'm addicted to:
Making myself more lucky !
Saving up my luck. Walking in the right direction. Since coming to America, I love to go for walks in the nature.
Message to learners
  • Let's have exciting classes together!
    We will help you to achieve your goals.

  • Learn Japanese.    

    Learn new knowledge and grow as a person.  

    Learn JapaneseExpand your world.

    You can do anything you want!

    Acquire new knowledge and grow as a person.
  • Learn Japanese.    

    Learn new knowledge and grow as a person.  

    Learn JapaneseExpand your world.

    You can do anything you want!

    Acquire new knowledge and grow as a person.
Shihomi Nomoto(のもと しほみ)
Lives in: Okinawa
Star sign: Pisces
Recently addicted to: Chocolate
What is your favourite time? :
When I'm eating something sweet and reading a book.
Message to learners
  • Hello! I am raising my child in Okinawa.
    I like to spend time looking at the blue sky and the blue sea.
  • I think that the most important thing in learning a language is to express your feelings and opinions rather than correct grammar.

    I would like to hear a lot about your feelings and thoughts.

    I hope you enjoy your Japanese lessons.
  • I think that the most important thing in learning a language is to express your feelings and opinions rather than correct grammar.

    I would like to hear a lot about your feelings and thoughts.

    I hope you enjoy your Japanese lessons.
Mariko Takami(たかみ まりこ)

Live in: Tokyo
Star sign: Aquarius

Favorite Japanese food:Japanese sweets
I'm addicted to:
Hermann's tortoises (I've just started keeping them at home)
What is the best day of my life?:
Drinking beer and eating whatever I want at my parents' house.

Message to learners
  • I have lived in Tokyo, Iwate, Saitama, Osaka and Kyoto because of my husband's job transfers.

    So I have travelled to many places in Japan.
    I haven't been to the four prefectures in Kyushu yet and I would like to go there one day.

  • In the class,
    I will teach you what I know about Japan.

    What kind of things are you interested in?

    Let's start studying Japanese language,Japanese culture and anything else we enjoy together!
  • In the class,
    I will teach you what I know about Japan.

    What kind of things are you interested in?

    Let's start studying Japanese language,Japanese culture and anything else we enjoy together!
Mitsuru Iwashita(いわした みつる)
Lives in: Qinghai, China
Star sign: Pisces
Recommended Japanese food:
raw vegetables + miso, bamboo shoots tempura, kinpira gobo.
I'm addicted to:
Onsen & sauna, raw vegetables, Asian movies.

What's the best day of my life?:
When I was building my own school in Tibet and working with the locals!
Message to learners
  • A few weeks ago,
    I gave a homework assignment to my students in an online class at university.

    I asked them to prepare questions about Japan.

    And when I asked them in class, they said "nothing in particular".

    The student said, "Study is study".

    I was very disappointed.

    I'm also studying Chinese,
    but I am not sure if it's because I want to enjoy talking to the locals or work with them and have fun.

  • Please don't forget those "first feelings"!

    And please pass those "feelings" on to the Japanese!

  • Please don't forget those "first feelings"!

    And please pass those "feelings" on to the Japanese!

Miku Fujikawa(ふじかわ みく)
Lives in: Pingtung City, Taiwan
Zodiac Sign: Leo

Favorite Japanese food:
White peaches and peony grapes from Okayama.
I'm addicted to: Making toys for my daughters.

What is the best day of my life? :
Everytime time I am in Japan with my family.
I can relax and not think about the housework, my daughters can play with their Japanese family and go to different places everyday, and I can see how happy they are, which is different from when they are in Taiwan.
Message to learners
  • I try to create a fun and relaxed atmosphere in my classes rather than a rigid one.

    Of course, we will study Japanese well,
    but I would like to study with you while talking freely about various things.

    I would like to hear about your country, your hobbies etc.

    I will also help you with any questions you may have about Japanese or how to study it, so please feel free to talk to me about any problems you may have.

  • I also have a lot of experience in teaching from 2 years old to primary schools.

    We will play exciting games and sing songs to help your child learn Japanese.

    Your child will enjoy learning Japanese too!
  • I also have a lot of experience in teaching from 2 years old to primary schools.

    We will play exciting games and sing songs to help your child learn Japanese.

    Your child will enjoy learning Japanese too!

How to become our student


Step.1
Contact us and apply for a lesson

 You can contact us by using the "Contact Us" form below or by adding us as a friend to your official LINE account.

You can also contact us via chat.We support three languages: Japanese, English, and Chinese.
Step.2
Free guidance

Our professional staff, with 20 years of experience in Japanese language education,
will listen carefully to the following questions.
Purpose of studying Japanese
Future goals
Hobbies, favorite things, etc.

You can communicate with our professional staff in Japanese (also for practice), English, or Chinese.

The counseling will be conducted via LINE or SKYPE.

Step.3
Trial lesson
The best way to find out how online lessons work
and how well you fit in with the teacher is to try a lesson!

The trial lesson is 30 minutes long, and the regular price is 500 yen per lesson.

Of course, you can also start a regular lesson directly!
Step.4
Payment

Payment should be made through PAYPAL.
If you are paying from Japan or Taiwan, you can use Japanese or Taiwanese bank transfers.

Please contact us for details.

Step.5
Regular lessons begin

In our school we will provide you with a fixed teacher,
so there is no need to make a reservation every time.

By having a full-time instructor in charge,
we are able to provide lessons that match the learner's personality,
preferences, learning tendencies, and progress.

Step.2
Free guidance

Our professional staff, with 20 years of experience in Japanese language education,
will listen carefully to the following questions.
Purpose of studying Japanese
Future goals
Hobbies, favorite things, etc.

You can communicate with our professional staff in Japanese (also for practice), English, or Chinese.

The counseling will be conducted via LINE or SKYPE.


Students' impressions


ONER is able to create my lesson plans and choose my materials based on their understanding of my background and motivation for learning Japanese.

After studying once or twice a week, I was able to converse with my teacher, read, and write in my journal, even though I had no basic knowledge of Japanese.
What's even more interesting is that you can use Japanese to post on Instagram.

In every lesson, I learn new vocabulary and grammar.

Also, my teacher gives me various interesting assignments to review every week,
and we revise them together in the next lesson.

If I don't understand something, I can ask questions in the middle of the lesson and the teacher will patiently explain it to me.

Patience, care, and enthusiasm are the reasons why I continue to learn from ONER!

The best thing about the teachers is their passion and experience in teaching,
and their ability to adjust their teaching style according to the student's learning pace.

My teacher lived in Taiwan for a long time and has a very good command of Chinese.
For Chinese-speaking students,this is a valuable opportunity to learn from a Japanese teacher and communicate without barriers.

My lessons with ONER teachers have made me love the Japanese language
and culture even more.

When the coronavirus is over and I am able to go abroad,
I would like to use the Japanese I have learned to travel to Japan and meet my teacher!


Jenny, company employee in her 20s

VOICE-1-

I have wanted to learn Japanese for many years,
and through a friend's introduction, I found ONER.

I was assigned to Ms. Takami, who lives in Tokyo.
She was very kind and supported me from the beginning
as I had a lot of work to do and not much time to review.

She took me step by step through the 50 syllables,
always encouraging me and sharing the current affairs in Japan.

She helped me build my vocabulary and practice my grammar.

In 2018 and 2019, when I traveled to Japan,
there were hotels that I couldn't book online.

I had to book them over the phone.
My teacher helped me to learn Japanese smoothly.

In 2021, I launched an online plant brand.
I was taught how to write simple advertisements,
sentences and explanations Japanese people can understand.

There's still a lot of pressure on me to learn.

As a working, middle-aged person,
I'm not a fast learner, but I want to keep on learning!


Kara in her 30s, works at an orphanage

 

VOICE-2-
My name is Shi-chan.

In the lessons with Ayako-sensei,
we can read picture books, fold origami, and draw pictures.

The other day,
I drew a picture, and then I thought of my own story and made a picture book together with my teacher.

I like the lessons with Ayako the most!


Shi-chan (6 years old) and Ayu-chan (5 years old), sisters
VOICE-3-

I've been studying Japanese for almost 8 years due to my job.

I have experience in almost everything
from group lessons at Japanese language schools to private lessons.


I was originally not confident in my conversation skills.

However, in the six months since I joined ONER,
I have not only improved my listening skills, but also learned how to talk with confidence.

The teacher always waits for the students to express what they want to say and corrects their grammar mistakes, which is very helpful.

When I called the Tokyo Metropolitan Taxation Office at work to ask a question,
or when I had a question-and-answer session with a Japanese colleague,
it went much smoother.

I am very grateful to have found ONER.

Mr. Lin, 40s, works for a Japanese company

 

VOICE-4-

I have wanted to learn Japanese for many years,
and through a friend's introduction, I found ONER.

I was assigned to Ms. Takami, who lives in Tokyo.
She was very kind and supported me from the beginning
as I had a lot of work to do and not much time to review.

She took me step by step through the 50 syllables,
always encouraging me and sharing the current affairs in Japan.

She helped me build my vocabulary and practice my grammar.

In 2018 and 2019, when I traveled to Japan,
there were hotels that I couldn't book online.

I had to book them over the phone.
My teacher helped me to learn Japanese smoothly.

In 2021, I launched an online plant brand.
I was taught how to write simple advertisements,
sentences and explanations Japanese people can understand.

There's still a lot of pressure on me to learn.

As a working, middle-aged person,
I'm not a fast learner, but I want to keep on learning!


Kara in her 30s, works at an orphanage

 

VOICE-2-

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Various levels and requests are available.

Please contact us for a trial lesson!

★Course fees may vary depending on the how many classes you will have
and what kind of lessons we will agree on.
Please check with us during your personal consultation.


Frequently Asked Questions


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  • Can beginners also apply?

    All levels are available.

    We support students who have no experience learning Japanese at all, i.e., from the 0-beginner level.

    ONER starts lessons from the 0-beginner level, so that students can start conversing right away.

    We offer lessons for all levels of learners, including beginner, intermediate, advanced, business Japanese level, and exam preparation.
  • Which materials do you use?

    For beginners, we use ONER original materials.

    In each lesson, half of the time we will learn 50 syllables and in the rest we will learn basic conversation.

    From the very beginning, you will be able to acquire "immediately usable Japanese".



    ONER places a particular emphasis on 'ready-to-use Japanese', in other words, conversational skills.

    Therefore, when the original materials are finished and the learner has not specified any particular materials for further learning, we recommend the free online "Irodori Nihongo", which is available online for free at https://www.irodori.jpf.go.jp/index.html.

    This is a very good textbook for developing conversation skills.



    After that, we use textbooks and teaching materials according to the learner's purpose of learning Japanese and his/her needs.

    As the lessons are one-to-one, there is no need to use 'unsuitable materials' or to 'adapt to someone else's level'.

    We can also use articles from the internet, recent topics, Twitter and Instagram in our lessons.
  • Can I have lessons to prepare for the JLPT?

    Of course you can!

    You can choose to work through the four categories of vocabulary, grammar, reading and listening comprehension;
    as well as past papers and practice tests.

    Japanese is a very expressive language, both in terms of vocabulary and grammar.

    Grammar, in particular, is full of similarities and differences.
    It is very important to know the characteristics and points of each one.

    One of the most common things that students do when studying on their own is to use the direct translation in their mother tongue.

    Especially in N1 and N2, all grammar is very similar and often the translation in the mother tongue is almost the same.

    Therefore, it is important to understand Japanese grammar in Japanese.

    Your native Japanese teacher will explain it to you and take you further to the point where you can "use" it!
  • What is the available lesson time for me?

    During your free class, we will ask you about your preference in terms of lesson time.

    As this is a one-to-one lesson, we will do our best to have a class with you at a time that suits you.
  • Are the lessons in Japanese?

    Yes, basically all lessons are conducted in Japanese only.

    All of ONER's teachers have a great deal of experience in teaching Japanese.

    They have the skills to teach using the "direct method" (teaching Japanese in Japanese),
    which is the mainstream method in Japanese language education.

    The lessons are your "Japanese time", so we will use it as much as possible.


    However, our teachers are able to communicate in English and Chinese,
    so if you have any problems during the lesson,or if you need to use a medium language (English or Chinese) to make the lesson run more smoothly you can use them,as well!

    During the free consultation, we ask learners what kind of lessons they would like to have.

    In the course of this, please let us know if you would like to use a medium language as well.

    We'll sit down and discuss what works best for you!

  • Can I have lessons to prepare for the JLPT?

    Of course you can!

    You can choose to work through the four categories of vocabulary, grammar, reading and listening comprehension;
    as well as past papers and practice tests.

    Japanese is a very expressive language, both in terms of vocabulary and grammar.

    Grammar, in particular, is full of similarities and differences.
    It is very important to know the characteristics and points of each one.

    One of the most common things that students do when studying on their own is to use the direct translation in their mother tongue.

    Especially in N1 and N2, all grammar is very similar and often the translation in the mother tongue is almost the same.

    Therefore, it is important to understand Japanese grammar in Japanese.

    Your native Japanese teacher will explain it to you and take you further to the point where you can "use" it!

New program 【Oshaberi Time (Chatting time)】

By "studying Japanese with professional teachers"
and "conversing with Japanese people"
students can achieve two main goals of
"maintaining their motivation" and "improving their language skills''.


We have received a lot of feedback from students!
"I was able to practice speaking with a Japanese person and choose the lesson time that fits my schedule, and it was fantastic!"

" I passed the Japanese test, but I wanted to see if I can actually talk to a Japanese person other than my teacher! " etc.


Why is 【Oshaberi Time(conversation time)】 effective
for Japanese language learning?


There are 2 kinds of classes we strongly recommend,
one is a【Japanese language lesson】with a professional teacher
and the other is 【Oshaberi Time (chatting time)】with a Japanese person.

Please try to take both of these classes repeatedly.
When you have your【Oshaberi Time (chatting time)】,
you can understand your weakpoint ,
and then receive immediate instruction from a professional teacher
during your【Japanese language lesson】

Take your Japanese to the next level!!

How to start 【Oshaberi Time】?
①Apply for【Oshaberi Time 】 from the application form below.
②Payment
③Make a reservation from the booking page.



・25-minute lesson costs 600 yen
・50-minute lesson costs 1150 yen.

・Buy 25-minute lesson × 10 lessons at once,
you can take one for free so 11 lessons in total.


Contact us and apply for a trial lesson and
【Oshaberi Time(chatting time)】 from here!!


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