Ns News Online Desk: If you’re going to live and work in Japan, you’ll eventually want to know the language. Self-study is essential, but the right language school or tutor can put you on the fast track to success. Unfortunately, the coronavirus has caused many language schools around the country to temporarily close or make students rightfully concerned with assembling in crowded classrooms.
Moreover, not everyone has the time to enroll in a school or meet with a private tutor. When my schedule permitted it, I always took lessons with private tutors at cafes found online. Unfortunately, I have been hunkered down at home waiting out 2020. While I’ve had plenty of time for self-study, I’ve had few opportunities to speak Japanese.
When life goes back to normal, I don’t want to be worse off than I was, so I decided to find an online tutor. As it turns out, there are many websites out there, but which one has the right tutor for you? I took trial lessons with five different websites, taking into account the teacher’s price, schedule, tools, and experience.
Here are five sites for finding online Japanese tutors.
1. JapaTalk 2. Sensei Shokai 3. Nihongo Online School 4. Preply. 5. Italki