Learn Japanese Fast

Enjoy an online Japanese course that’s tailored to your individual needs by an experienced, native tutor. Lingoci is rated an average of 4.8 stars out of 5 by students from around the globe.


Independent Reviews From Students

“Despite my beginner level, my tutor made me feel at ease from day one. Lessons are affordable and are customised based on my level and interests, whilst booking is fast and easy. My experience has been superb and I’m learning fast!” James, UK

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“I’ve been a student of foreign languages most of my life, using all sorts of different methods – and I cannot recommend Lingoci highly enough. It’s a very well run website and my tutor is superb…I’m making noticeable progress and am very satisfied!” Mary, USA

“I just love my online classes. The convenience of learning when it suits me, in my own home. Each class is tailored to my level so I learn a lot more. It’s affordable and flexible, and my tutor is patient and encouraging.” Emy, Australia

“Thank you so much for helping my daughter. Her grade has gone from F to a C within just a month and she is positive that she can improve it to an A by next semester. She says the lessons are more exciting and flexible than her school lessons. Keep up the great work!” Helene, South Africa

“Lingoci simply makes my life easier. I can schedule private lessons whenever and wherever I want. It’s probably the most efficient way of learning a language quickly.” Boglarka, Switzerland

“Before taking lessons I was mainly relying on language software, but by speaking with my tutor each week I have been able to learn a lot faster. The lessons are completely flexible. We’ve been able to focus on building my ability to hold a conversation and as a result I feel more confident.” Daniel, UK

“After trying to learn for many years I felt I wasn’t getting anywhere. However I’ve learnt so much with my tutor in a short while. She has been a God send. I wish I’d found your school years ago as it would’ve saved me time and money with wasted resources that didn’t really help.” Sandra, UK

“I have an excellent tutor – very patient, flexible, and motivational. The flexibility of learning at my own pace and according to my own changing timetable has been a great benefit and I would certainly recommend this way of learning to anyone I know. I cannot imagine learning a new language any other way.” Sanita, USA

“My colleagues and I at Fastdev took lessons with Lingoci over several months. We found them to be very enjoyable and the teaching quality was excellent. The support team was also extremely responsive to our needs. Highly recommended.” Darya, Russia

“My tutor is the best I’ve ever had. The lessons are really enjoyable and the time flies by. In addition, booking is very easy, times are flexible, and the support team is very helpful. 10/10 from me!” Rosie, Spain

Interactive, customised & effective lessons.

Improve quickly with a Japanese course that’s tailored to your goals, level and interests. You’ll learn online with a dedicated tutor, communicating and sharing learning materials just as you would in a classroom.

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Talented, native tutors.

The Japanese tutors on our platform have an average rating of 4.8 stars out of 5 on an independent review site. They’ll make you feel comfortable, even if you’re a beginner. When you sign up for a trial session, you’ll be able to pick a tutor yourself, or we can match you with a tutor based on your needs & availability.

Learn anywhere, anytime.

Learn at times that suit you from any location. Our advanced scheduling technology allows you to book lessons with ease. You can even add them directly to your online calendar and receive email and SMS reminders to help keep you organised.

Your Questions Answered

Below are answers to questions often asked by prospective students. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

Can you tell me more about the lessons?

All lessons are taught 1-on-1 with a dedicated tutor. Each lesson lasts 55 minutes and is taught via Skype or Zoom, allowing you to communicate with your tutor & share learning materials as if you were in the same room.

Normally, the tutor will first assess your level and discuss your goals with you. Then they’ll aim to tailor the lessons to your individual needs.

Many students choose to take 1-on-1 lessons to improve their speaking skills. However, tutors can also help with other skills such as grammar & listening, as well as specific challenges such as using the language at work & passing exams. Whatever your background and motivation, and see if online lessons are the right choice for you!

Where can I see tutor profiles?

You can see tutor profiles (including videos and availability) when you sign up to book a trial session .

Can you tell me more about the trial session?

During the 30 minute trial session, you’ll be able to practice your Japanese and get a feel for what it would be like to learn via 1-on-1, online lessons. Your tutor will assess your level and try to understand your needs and interests. This will allow them to customise any lessons you decide to take. You will be encouraged to speak in Japanese as much as possible, but of course you can speak in English too!

To arrange a trial session, first sign up . You’ll be able to pick a tutor yourself, or request for our support team to match you with a tutor based on your availability and needs.

Who are the lessons suitable for?

Most Japanese tutors on our platform can teach students of any level & motivation. They are accustomed to adapting the lessons to their students’ needs. That said, certain tutors are not suitable for complete beginners or students wanting help with passing a specific exam. And only some of the tutors are able to teach teenagers. When choosing a tutor, you’ll be able to check profiles to make sure that the one you pick is suitable.

When can I take lessons?

You can learn at a pace that you’re comfortable with – it’s completely up to you when and how often you take lessons. When we give you access to book your trial session, just make sure that the tutor you pick has booking times that fit your schedule. If your weekly availability is very limited, our support team can instead match you with an appropriate tutor. You can also change your tutor later on if desired.

How much do lessons cost?

You can see pricing at the bottom of this page.

How can I pay?

You can pay by debit or credit card. We accept Visa & Mastercard. Payment is fast and secure as we use Braintree, a sophisticated technology owned by PayPal.

How does the booking system work?

Our booking system makes scheduling and managing lessons simple. After making a purchase, you will be given credits that you can apply by entering your email address on the booking page. We’ll show your tutor’s availability in your time zone and all you’ll have to do is select a time and confirm.

If you have a Google, iCal or Outlook Calendar, you’ll have the option of directly adding lessons to your calendar. An email reminder will be sent to you so that you don’t forget to turn up.

Tutors need just 24 hours’ notice for bookings. You can cancel/reschedule up to 24 hours before your lesson.

Can I take lessons of a longer duration?

Lessons are booked in 55 minute slots, but if you want to take longer lessons, you can simply book two back to back. This way you will have just under 2 hours with a 5 minute break in the middle.

Is learning via Skype/Zoom different to learning face-to-face?

Skype and Zoom can both facilitate the same learning experience as if you were meeting locally with a tutor. You can do everything you would do in a classroom: read, write, speak, listen and view learning materials together. At the end of each lesson, the lesson notes can be saved so that you can revise everything you’ve learnt on your mobile or laptop.

I'm new to Skype & Zoom. Which is better & are they easy to set up?

Skype and Zoom are very similar and both have all the required features for effective online lessons. Both are simple to set up and use. When you have your first session with a new tutor, Skype will be used unless you ask your tutor if they can use Zoom at least 24h before the session. Whichever tool you opt for, we recommend downloading it well in advance of the session.

Is video used or just audio?

The vast majority of the time tutors use both video and audio. Tutors may very occasionally suggest turning the camera off and just using audio in order to focus the mind on the language or improve the connection.

Will I need to buy any materials?

No, you won’t need to – your tutor will share materials with you online.

What do I need to have in order to take lessons?

To take lessons, all you’ll need is the following:

1) A good internet connection.

2) A free Skype or Zoom account.

3) A computer, tablet or smartphone. Most people will find that the speakers and microphone on their device are sufficient. However, occasionally students choose to use a headset or headphones with a microphone in order to enhance the sound quality.

You won’t have to buy any books whatsoever!

Are tutors able to teach two people instead of one?

If you and your learning partner both have the same level and are in the same room, you can book with a tutor and ask them if they would be willing to teach you together. If they accept this, the cost will be the same as if there were only one of you. If they don’t accept, you can try another tutor. Note however that for an optimal learning experience, 1-on-1 is recommended.

If my tutor is a native speaker and I’m a complete beginner, how are we going to communicate?

All of the tutors can speak English, so there won’t be any communication problems. We believe it’s best to start speaking the language from day one – there’s nothing stopping you!

I’ve already been studying Japanese for a while. How will the tutor assess my current level?

Your Japanese tutor will assess your language level and discuss your specific learning goals during the trial session. They will then customise the lessons based on this.

How does it work for businesses and other organisations?

Organisations often use our site to help their employees improve their language skills. Online lessons are ideal for busy employees as they can learn from their home or office at times that suit them. The lessons can be customised to focus on work/business language. For business enquiries, please contact us at support@lingoci.com.


Get quality, 1-on-1 tuition at affordable prices. Each lesson lasts 55 minutes. Prices below are in Euros, but you can also pay in US Dollars or British Pounds.

  • 5 Lessons

  • €21.90 per lesson
  • (€109.50 total)
  • 10 Lessons

  • €19.90 per lesson
  • (€199 total)
  • 20 Lessons

  • €18.90 per lesson
  • (€378 total)
  • 40 Lessons

  • €17.90 per lesson
  • (€716 total)