Live Lessons

Become my patron ($10 per month) and join the Online Live Japanese Lesson using Zoom!

– Try Japanese lessons taught by an experienced teacher at a reasonable price.
– You don’t need to sign up to a long-term contract.
– The lessons are interactive. Join my lesson using the chat function!

Live Japanese Lessons Schedule:
Want to join a lesson as a non-patron? Click here to apply for the lesson.

Every month I’m sharing the URL and passcodes for all live lessons with my “Ramen Patrons” on Patreon ($10 per month). If you’re a ramen-patron, you don’t need to register here. (You don’t need to pay the participation fee every time either.) Check the Patreon post for the month. If you can’t find it, send me a message via Patreon!


October 4th Sunday 21:00-22:00 JST
N4-level grammar, expressions, kanji
*It’s for people who have finished N5 level textbook like “Genki 1” or “Minna no nihongo 1”. You don’t need kanji for the lesson.
*The lesson has a capacity of 10 people except for my patrons


October 11th Sunday 21:00-22:00 JST
N3-level grammar, expressions and kanji, listening to an article
*It’s for people who have passed N3 or similar to the level.
*The lesson has a capacity of 10 people except for my patrons


October 18th Sunday 21:00-22:00 JST
N1-N2-level grammar, expressions and kanji, listening to an article
*It’s for people who have passed N3 or similar to the level.
*The lesson has a capacity of 10 people except for my patrons


October 25th Sunday 21:00-22:00 JST
N4-level grammar, expressions, kanji
*It’s for people who have finished N5 level textbook like “Genki 1” or “Minna no nihongo 1”. You don’t need kanji for the lesson.
*The lesson has a capacity of 10 people except for my patrons


I’ll update more lesson schedule later… stay tuned!

I will teach all of the lessons in Japanese, not English.

The participation fee for non-patrons: ¥1,000 per lesson
Register each lesson through the above application. I’ll send the bill via PayPal a week before the lesson.
*If you don’t pay the fee by the due date, your registration will be canceled automatically.
*If you’re a “Ramen Patrons” on Patreon ($10 per month), you don’t need to register here. Check the Patreon post for the month. If you can’t find it, send me a message via Patreon.

I’m using Zoom for the live lesson.
How to join a Zoom meeting through an email invite:
https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting

I’ll mute all viewers’ microphones. Please join in the lesson using the chat function.

After the class, I will send the summary of the lesson as Google Docs.

Feedback from the attendees

“This lesson was fun and useful as always, and went very smoothly! Thank you for your hard work in making fun, accessible, and affordable lessons. I’m looking forward to the next one!”

“Lovely and highly enjoyable lesson as always!! I wish it was offered more often, I would definitely sign up for them!! Thank you again for the lesson!!”

“Ako-sensei, thank you very much for offering this online lesson for such an affordable price! Honestly this format is new for me. I was surprised at first to join a class with no chance to speak, but I trust Ako-sensei so I decided to try. In the end I found it was excellent listening practice plus writing (typing) quickly in Japanese was also a good challenge for me. Due to COVID-19 I have been taking a break from Japanese lessons but this class inspired me and showed me how powerful online lessons can be. I want to join all your N2+ lessons from now on!!! I also started listening to prior lessons on YouTube and they were great too. Thank you! ”

“I was a little nervous beforehand that I wouldn’t be able to follow everything “live” because I had only watched your YouTube videos before, but I found your explanations very clear and easy to understand. I think you must have put a lot of time and effort into preparing the class – thank you very much!”

YouTube and Patreon

I’m making a video of each live lesson for YouTube after doing the live lesson so that the attendees can review the lesson and people who can’t join the lesson can watch the lesson, too.
https://www.youtube.com/c/akokitamura
On Patreon, the udon ($5 per month) and ramen ($10 per month) patrons get early access to videos!
https://www.patreon.com/akokitamura

Thanks to you, I’ve really enjoyed Twitter. Live lessons and YouTube are another big challenge for me in 2020.
My live lessons and YouTube videos will be adjusting based on how things work and user feedback. Please let me know what you think on Patreon’s chat.

With your support, I can make more online lessons and content.
Thank you so much for your support!