What will students learn in your course?

This course provides a comprehensive guide to beginner level Japanese grammar while introducing basic vocabulary, expressions used in daily life, and various lessons on Japanese culture along the way.

What will students get from the course?

  • About 9 hours of video lessons
  • In-depth explanations of 70 grammar points covering the knowledge required to pass JLPT N5
  • Several example sentences per grammar point
  • Practice listening to native Japanese pronunciation
  • Examples sentences shown in both hiragana, and romaji
  • a mini-quiz at the end of every lesson to review key points as well as self-assessment tool
  • You can download lessons and PDF materials (like digital guide), if you wish
  • You can ask questions on the comment section and your tutor will get back to you!

Who is this course for?

  • Suitable for both total beginners, and those who are looking to strengthen their foundation in beginner Japanese.
  • Learners who are preparing to sit the JLPT N5 exam.

Why ”Tekuteku Nihongo”?

Enjoy the quality and rigor of classroom teaching, but delivered in the style of private one-on-one tutoring. Learn at your own pace from the comfort of your own home whenever it suits your schedule.

I can not read Japanese characters, can I still enroll in the course?

Yes! This is an entry-level course, and all example sentences are shown using both hiragana and romaji, so that you can use whichever feels most comfortable to you.

Example Curriculum

  Introduction
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  Japanese Top 8 Particles
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  N5 Grammar Lesson 1(です、か、と、や、~ね/~よ)
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  N5 Grammar Lesson 2(~ませんか、~があります、います、ましょう、ましょうか、)
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  N5 Grammar Lesson 3(~から、~にいく、ないでください、~のがすきです)
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  N5 Grammar Lesson 4(~のがじょうずです、へたです、~ほうが~より、~のなかでいちばん、つもりです)
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  N5 Grammar Lesson 5(~く/~になる、stemたい~、たり~たり、~んです、~んですが)
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  N5 Grammar Lesson 6(~すぎる、~ほうがいい、~ので、~なくちゃいけない/なければいけません/なきゃいけません)
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  N5 Grammar Lesson 7(ことができます、私/わたしのしゅみは~ことです、~たことがあります、~でしょう、~でしょう?)
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  Lesson 8 The conjugation rule of the verb て/te-form
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  N5 Grammar Lesson 9(~てください、~てもいいです、~てもいいですか、~てから)
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  N5 Grammar Lesson 10(~てはいけません、~ている、Nが~ています、まだ~ていません)
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  N5 Grammar Lesson 11(~だろう、~まえに、~といっていました、けれども)
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  N5 Grammar Lesson 12 The conjugation rule of the verb (polite form/masu form)
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  N5 Grammar Lesson 13 different types of verb conjugation (casual)
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  N5 Grammar Lesson 14 The conjugation rule of Japanese adjectives
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  Message
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Your Japanese Tutor

Ayana Okamoto


Ayana is originally from Kanagawa, Japan where she received her Bachelor's degree in Education before moving to New Zealand in 2011 where she has since helped hundreds of students learn Japanese. Through her decade of experience teaching Japanese one-on-one she has built up a wealth of knowledge of what really helps students succeed in learning the language, and is now excited to share that with you.



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I definitely would be lost without her grammar courses, I've bought them all.


Ayana 先生 explains the grammar easily. I'm using her course to help me with my college classes because the grammar isn't explained well enough in my class information or textbooks alone, especially Genki, I hate Genki. I definitely would be lost without her grammar courses, I've bought them all.

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