Hi, I’m Erina Yamamoto

I’m a native Japanese tutor based in UK.
Please contact me if you are interested in learning Japanese or if you have any questions.

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Asakusa ricefields and torinomachi festival.

Experience And Teaching Methodology


I’m a native Japanese born and raised in Japan.  My home town is Tokyo, where I was teaching Japanese.


I’ve been teaching Japanese for 6 years to beginners and lower intermediate students (JLPT N5 to N4). I regularly tutor both teen and adult learners via online Skype lessons.


Genki 1 and 2 are the main text books

I mainly use a text book called Genki in my lessons which covers reading, writing, speaking and listening. The most difficult areas of Japanese language learning tends to be reading and writing, but I would like focus more towards listening and speaking. Although you need to know the Japanese alphabets of Hiragana and Katakana to be able to understand accurate pronunciations, isn’t it more fun and motivated if you would be able to pick up some Japanese thorough movie, anime and songs you like!

Students Reviews

Erina is a great teacher! Learning from a native speaker has been so beneficial to me. Erina lessons are well structured and she pushes me to increase my learning while also making it fun. Highly recommended!
I wasn’t sure what to expect from the process but Erina has been great. I was quite specific with what I wanted to learn and she has been very flexible and patient. I feel positive about the process and I think she’ll get me ready for a trip to Japan in the future.
Erina's lessons fly by, and are so helpful!
Thoroughly enjoying my lessons with Erina. She is extremely encouraging and enthusiastic in lessons
Erina is really a very patient tutor I must say. I think I could be a Japanese expert if I keep learning with her.
Enthusiastic and patient. Classes are always fun with Erina and she always sets up classes geared towards your wants and needs.
Erina is an excellent native Japanese tutor. Extremely patient, Erina breaks down the lessons into chunks and explains each language concept, rule and grammatical idea with clarity and a smile. couldn't recommend her enough to anyone wanting to learn Japanese from scratch !!
Excellent tutor. Always prompt, polite and incredibly efficient. My son found Erina very friendly and informative. We have had 3 lessons , 1x a week and will be booking more. Site is easy to use and simple payments. Emails to update ever step of the way. Very happy highly recommend
I thoroughly enjoyed my lesson with her and gained confidence both in my current ability but also felt I was once again learning and not stuck in a plateau. Looking forward to our next lesson and completing my homework soon.

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