Hi, everyone:)♡ I am Ayana. I live in Osaka.
In my spare time, I do workout, listen to music and cooking Japanese food.
According to my students, I'm always cheerful and easy to talk to:)
So, don't hesitate to contact me☆
Me as a Teacher
I have been working as a professional Japanese teacher for 6 years.
I have taught Japanese to students from beginner level to advanced level.
Teaching Japanese is my passion and I enjoy sharing ideas with my students.
Since I also love learning languages, I studied English Literature at university and got teaching certificate of English. So, if you cannot speak Japanese, that's OK.
I can teach Japanese in English. Let's start the language journey together with me:)
My lessons & teaching style
My motto is to make my students satisfied with my lesson in which you can take advantage of one to one lesson. I want you to get confidence in having communication using Japanese:)
According to italki policy, students CANNOT CANCEL the lesson WITHIN 24 HOURS.
The lesson fee is not refundable even if you don't attend the lesson.
Thank you for your understanding :)
My teaching material
Articles and news
110 lessons completed
✿Free topic conversation【A2-C2】
A2 - C2Conversation Practice686 lessons completed
✿Textbook lesson for beginner (GENKI)
A1 - A2General1,013 lessons completed
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78 Japanese lessons
Sadly due to external circumstances I have to pause my lessons with Ayana-Sensei, and I am going to miss them dearly.
In the over 70 lessons I took with Ayana-Sensei I went from my first time speaking in Japanese to another person to feeling relatively confident in bringing my point across.
Ayana-Sensei was super nice and approachable right from the start, perfect for an introvert like me. Every lesson we talked about various interesting topics, and it gave me the chance to not only learn and practice Japanese, but also learn a lot about Japanese culture. Likewise, Ayana-Sensei seemed genuinely interested in learning a bit about Germany.
I can wholeheartedly recommend Ayana-Sensei to anyone, especially if you are looking for someone who is extremely kind, caring and easy to engage with.
Feb 9, 2024
94 Japanese lessons
I've been really impressed by Ayana. I initially started online lessons while I was unable to go to Japanese school during the Covid pandemic. But I soon realised that I get so much more out of every lesson I do with Ayana than at the school. So I have been continuing my journey with her every since.
Ayana really pays attention to my personal strengths and weaknesses and adapts to the style of learning that suits me best. She's really easy going and creates a very comfortable environment. I always feel my Japanese improving after every lesson.
She's a very capable teacher and above that, she has become a good friend as well!
Jul 27, 2023
72 Japanese lessons
I’ve now been having lessons with Ayana-sensei once a week for over a year now and I can wholeheartedly say that it’s been a wonderful experience. Each lesson has been an important stepping stone on my journey to be fluent in Japanese. Ayana-sensei patiently guided me in transforming my book knowledge of Japanese into a competent speaking ability. At the start, I could barely string together half a sentence during conversations but now I can construct (mostly) grammatically correct sentences and express my opinions and thoughts during conversations. Ayana-sensei's biggest strength is her kindness and will go the extra mile to prepare interesting topics to discuss each week and makes sure to remember things about her students to follow up on conversations. If you’re looking for someone to start your Japanese journey with or improve your conversational ability, Ayana-sensei has the English ability to help when needed and the teaching experience to make it happen. Strongly recommend!
Jul 19, 2023
1 Japanese lesson
Had a great first lesson with Ayana! She came to the class well prepared and was attentive through the whole lesson providing relevant feedback and insights.
Mar 1, 2024
3 Japanese lessons
Fantastic first lesson - friendly, clear, practical. Looking forward to continuing to learn with Ayana!
Feb 25, 2024
32 Japanese lessons
I've been studying with Ayana-sensei for a few months now, and I'm excited to go to class every time. It's like catching up with a friend while learning a new language and about a different culture.
Ayana-sensei is very patient, shares notes, explains things in an easy to digest manner, and she's creative with our classes. I started with just the casual conversations but recently added the book review classes to enhance my studying. I'm very grateful for Ayana-sensei, I feel like I'm really progressing and achieving a life goal.