Japanese teacher Sho


Professional Teacher
Over 12 years, more than 10,000 hours of lessons and teaching experience to more than 1,000 students
From JapanLiving in Other, Japan (02:16 UTC+09:00)
About Me
italki teacher since Jan 27, 2022
Interest topicFilms & TV SeriesTravelGaming
Hello. My name is Sho. The most important thing to me is my beloved wife and spending time with my family. My hobbies are cooking and traveling. I have traveled to 30 countries (India, Laos, Cambodia, Spain, Czech Republic, Iceland, Morocco, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, etc.). I lived in Bangkok, Thailand from 2009 to 2021. I look forward to meeting you all in my lessons.

Japanese Lessons

Trial Lesson
159 lessons completed
USD 25.00+
Basic Japanese for Elementary Level(Minna no Nihongo Lesson 1 - 50)
A1 -  B1


2,591 lessons completed
USD 34.00+
B1 -  B2


381 lessons completed
USD 34.00+
Conversation practice(not free talk.)
B1 -  C2

Conversation Practice

165 lessons completed
USD 30.00
B1 -  C2

Conversation Practice

54 lessons completed
USD 28.00


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310 Reviews

Student Chris G.
Chris G.
68 Japanese lessons
Teacher’s pick
I recently finished Lesson 25 of Minna no Nihongo with Sho-sensei and I've really enjoyed learning from him. Each class is a fun experience where we learn a new grammar point and then steadily practice hearing and using it in conversation. Sho-sensei has an expressive and welcoming personality, so classes and the exercises we do are never dull. He is also patient and articulate, so whenever I do stumble and have any questions, he guides me and clarifies using a level of Japanese that I can easily understand. Since starting lessons about half a year ago, I've definitely noticed a huge improvement in my Japanese ability. Shows and books are much easier to follow without translations, and conversations aren't as daunting. I'm very thankful to Sho-sensei for my progress, and am excited to continue studying with him!
Jan 12, 2024
Student Travis
43 Japanese lessons
Teacher’s pick
I’m finally finished with the first 25 chapters of Mina no Nihongo. Sometimes I’m very hard on myself, as I still have trouble finding certain words or saying the right thing during my interactions with the people I work with (in Japan). But when I look back on where I was when I started, it’s crazy how far I’ve come. I’m so much more confident doing things in my every day life. I have lived in Japan for three years, but have only really started studying for the past five months or so. It’s incredible what a difference these lessons have made. My co-workers will speak to me in Japanese completely, whereas before they would insist on speaking English. I can speak clearly with my barber, waiter, friends etc. Even on days where I’m struggling to find the right words, I can look back on where I was, hardly even able to talk about the weather, and find joy in my journey of improvement. It’s crazy how much I didn’t know that I didn’t know. Thank you very much Sho sensei. Ganbarimasu!
Mar 30, 2023
Student Zach Cohen
Zach Cohen
200 Japanese lessons
Teacher’s pick
I have been learning with Sho-sensei for 6 months now, meeting 3 to 4 times a week on average. I just achieved the milestone of completing the Minna no Nihongo beginners course. This is been an incredible experience. Sho-sensei is patient, kind, warm, and a delight to work with. I could not speak or understand any Japanese at all at the beginning, and now I can have basic conversations and understand almost 100% of the beginner Japanese audio content I’ve engaged with. It’s amazing how much progress I’ve made with Sho-sensei in such a short time. I love the immersive approach of his teaching materials and lessons. It would be tempting to resort to English to try to understand things, but the immersion focus really sped up my progress. Sho-sensei is excellent at moving at a students pace and carefully using vocabulary and grammar that the student can handle. I will continue with him for intermediate studies and would highly recommend him to anyone looking to advance their Japanese
Feb 15, 2023
Student Daniela
55 Japanese lessons
I always have a great time studying Japanese with Sho-sensei. It’s rewarding to see how much progress we’ve made so far. I’ve been able to understand more when hearing Japanese than before, and I feel closer to my goals. It’s very exciting!
May 23, 2024
Student henry.koenig1996
18 Japanese lessons
Sho-sensei is an excellent teacher and I would recommend anyone to take lessons from him. As I had already studied beginner Japanese independently, Sho-sensei was able to accurately gauge the level that I had reached and begin lessons at that level challenging me every day. Since working with Sho-sensei, I have significantly increased my knowledge and confidence when speaking, reading, and listening to Japanese. I look forward to continuing to work with him as I progress along my Japanese learning journey!
May 22, 2024
Student Ellie Stefanou
Ellie Stefanou
7 Japanese lessons
I personally find Japanese extremely hard once you start to progress. Coming from an English-speaking background, it is a huge step-up to even begin to learn this language, with all its intricacies and rich grammar and sounds and meanings. Sho-sensei, however, makes learning Japanese feel effortless, which is why I highly recommend him. He is always professional, corrects you at the right time, and his teaching gets results. I hope I can progress to the higher levels of Japanese and one day be able to speak with native Japanese speakers at my future work if Sho-sensei and I work hard together.
May 22, 2024
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