What Japanese Language Teachers in Japan Truly Know

How Japanese language teachers try to make their lessons better and help students learn Japanese faster. Japanese language teachers in Tokyo tell their stories.

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  • Posted: August 18, 2020 00:53

    Cadrage Paranormal

    Thank you for this very informative video👍❤️Japan
  • Posted: August 18, 2020 00:53

    Let's ask Shogo

    I'm Japanese,
    but I don't have any confidence in teaching the Japanese language.
    I guess it's the same for any language, but teaching is a whole new level.
  • Posted: August 18, 2020 00:53

    Anna - Let's Get Acquainted

    1:15 marvellous
  • Posted: August 18, 2020 00:53

    Miressa Salazar

    I was learning Japanese and the hardest language I have done so far I would go to Japan for schooling but it's to late for that with what's going on in the USA right now
  • Posted: August 18, 2020 00:53


    Seems as always, if your really into something you'll learn better/ faster.
  • Posted: August 18, 2020 00:53

    Roku daime

    I'm good at listening and speaking, and loved to put what I learnt in school into practice, and talk to Japanese people when I was in Japan, despite my limited vocabulary. It can be really fun and rewarding imo, if you just have the courage to jump into it, without being too afraid of messing up. I find Japanese people to be very forgiving when it comes to foreigners in this regard, and they usually enjoy that you're making an effort, so I say go for it! No better way to learn to speak Japanese than that! :-) I'm awful at reading and writing kanji though... ( ^_^') Other students I knew were the exact opposite; good at memorizing kanji, but bad at speaking. It's like what that one teacher in the video said; being good at one aspect doesn't necessarily mean you're good at another, and it can go both ways.
  • Posted: August 18, 2020 00:53

    Latino america e Brasil hagamos armas atomicas ja

    Make videos about brazilians and latins mens, think girls japaneses beautifulls or uglies?
  • Posted: August 18, 2020 00:53


    Japanese teachers naturally speak so clearly, since they know how important it is for Japanese learners to understand. Good teachers.
  • Posted: August 18, 2020 00:53

    Araceli Pastoriza Fernandez

    You can sense they are teacher for how they explain their answers 😄
  • Posted: August 18, 2020 00:53

    Patrick Robinson

    Hey Cathy Cat - Does your carpet match the drapes ? How often do you shampoo the carpet ?
  • Posted: August 18, 2020 00:53

    Anna Davydova

    ideers ideers everywhere hahha German accent detected
  • Posted: August 18, 2020 00:53

    Sheila Vil

    Are these teacher are japanese ?
  • Posted: August 18, 2020 00:53

    Ben Goh

    Having spent more than 2 years in Japanese language classes here, your Japanese language ability and how interested you are in learning it is also in part, the teaching ability of the teacher, and how well they've formed a connection with their students. Honestly, there's a lot of different kinds of teachers out there. My favourite are those with a sense of humour, it just makes learning much more easier. Another important thing that needs to be considered is the pace of learning, if it doesn't match your level, you won't be able to remember stuff.
  • Posted: August 18, 2020 00:53


    my little baloney
  • Posted: August 18, 2020 00:53

    Harald Ibener

    Sehr engagierte Lehrer !!!. Danke für das Video ! :-D
  • Posted: August 18, 2020 00:53

    Mario U Comics and Cartoons

    Literally just did a bit of Japanese study before clicking on the video. Wish I knew about this years ago. Would have done it after college.
  • Posted: August 18, 2020 00:53


    Cathy is so fit
  • Posted: August 18, 2020 00:53


    The teacher at 2:55 was one of the many teachers at Kudan where I studied in Tokyo some years ago, she was my favorite out of all the ones I had. I'm glad she still teaching and doing well :)
  • Posted: August 18, 2020 00:53


    Why do many Japanese struggle to learn good English when it’s easy compared to their own language?
  • Posted: August 18, 2020 00:53

    mutiyangpiling babae

    Learning Japanese takes years based from my experience I've been studying for two years yet I'm still at N5 level. It really takes patience, hard work and time to learn a language. There are times I feel lazy to study kanji because it's too many to absorb for my brain, but I still push myself to learn it.
    My tips are:
    1. I focus studying kanji that are most used and common
    2. I write the kanji several times I usually fill a page just for me not to forget
    3. I watch Japanese youtubers
    Ex: That Japanese Man Yuta
    PDR san
    It helps me for my listening skills and I imitate their accents.
    4. Anime or Japanese movies
    5. There are times I jot down notes on what the characters had said and also I make up my own sentences I don't care if it's right or wrong

    Minnasan Ganbatte ne~
  • Posted: August 18, 2020 00:53

    Chyke EGL

    Se aprecia el video. Gracias.
  • Posted: August 18, 2020 00:53


    Very informative. Thank you Ask Japanese team 🙏🏻
  • Posted: August 18, 2020 00:53


    i want to learn Japanese but can't do it in japan any tips to learn at home?
  • Posted: August 18, 2020 00:53


    I liked how the one teacher enunciated her words, very clear. It is the one hard thing I'm having learning the language, how fast they talk rolling words together.
  • Posted: August 18, 2020 00:53

    cyberpunk jutsu

    the title reminded me of a dorama, Nihonjin no shiranai nihongo, the Japanese that the Japanese don't know.
  • Posted: August 18, 2020 00:53

    luis roman

    I love the way the teacher with the short hair talks, the intonation at the end of sentences is just lovely!
  • Posted: August 18, 2020 00:53

    Mathew Faulkner

    I recognized so much more than I thought I could. Listening to people speak as much as possible has been the most help so far.
  • Posted: August 18, 2020 00:53

    Ken Gates

    I have noticed that most/all Japanese you interview in the street do not use their mouth to speak, but the second teacher that you commented on as being clear to understand does.
  • Posted: August 18, 2020 00:53

    Ivan Karaschuk

    I wish she would do another live. 😔 ❤️
  • Posted: August 18, 2020 00:53

    Nanette Cole

    So, what did the teachers say?
  • Posted: August 18, 2020 00:53

    Warudo of Anime

    Suki desu!
  • Posted: August 18, 2020 00:53

    Martial Bachoffner

    Go! Go! Nihon is great too. They helped me a lot, in my native language, French.
  • Posted: August 18, 2020 00:53

    Martial Bachoffner

    Cathy looks like a candy!
  • Posted: August 18, 2020 00:53

    Clare V.

    Have to respect and value teachers for all their hard work! Wish more ppl will do that. Especially in countries like the US. Feel like the amount of appreciation for them decreases by the year. 😅
  • Posted: August 18, 2020 00:53


    Thank you for making a sequel! One thing I've noticed about Japanese teachers is that they're SO much more patient, kind, and persevering compared to most western teachers (namely French ones😅). It's something I really admire about the culture , and an aspect I feel that should really be implemented in western teaching methods. It's all about communication! :-)
    * I also find it really cool that they're using the internet to their advantage! Very cool.
  • Posted: August 18, 2020 00:53

    Eccentric Neko

    im pretty sure my japanse teacher wants to kill me on how stupid i am . the only kanji i still remember after 10 years are all food related . LOL
  • Posted: August 18, 2020 00:53


    woah i never been so really :0 すごいい !
  • Posted: August 18, 2020 00:53

    Purple Squid

    very early squad
  • Posted: August 18, 2020 00:53

    upward Blmr

    No sé Inglés XD

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