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No lesson  Nov.23-27

Last day of the Fall session 12/22

Winter Break 12/23-1/8

Customized & Effective Lessons

What are your goals, and your reasons for studying Japanese? Is it for work or for business? To pass a specific level of the JLPT? For travel? Are you already at an intermediate or advanced level, but would like to focus on improving pronunciation? No matter what your goals are and why you want to learn, I will help you every step of the way through fun, focused, and interactive lessons! My one-on-one lessons are full of originality, and are designed to match your level and meet your specific needs, ranging from beginner to advanced levels. I always strive to make my students feel comfortable, and most of all, have fun. I am honest, responsible, and act with integrity in all interactions with my students. I create a curriculum for each student based on their level and individual goals. I take notes on what we learn in the lesson, and work to help strengthen your language skills. Get started learning Japanese today, and improve your fluency and build confidence with a certified professional Japanese teacher.


<2022-2023 Lesson Calendar>

秋学期(Fall Session)  9/12-12/23

冬学期(Winter Session)  1/9-3/24

春学期(Spring Session) 4/3-6/16

夏学期(Summer Session) TBD

          Naoko Araya

「I'm Naoko, a Japanese language teacher.

I specialize in business Japanese, JLPT test preparation, and natural accent training to help with your daily conversation.
I am interested in animals, business, nature, food, fashion, history & culture of your country. Let's practice conversation on various topics and strengthen your Japanese skills together!」


B.A.Humanities, English and American literature, Matsuyama University in Japan.

Moved to the United States in 2010.

Then started private tutoring in Ithaca NY and several E-learning companies.

Relocated to Michigan in 2022 and am offering online lessons in Japanese for business.


- Studies for the 420-hour Advanced Japanese Teacher Training Course

- Course for Japanese Pronunciation for Communication at

Waseda University correspondence course