Welcome to 121sensei.com

Teaching in Japan - private lessons

Language teachers in Japan that would like to teach private lessons can register online with 121sensei.com to attract private students. Teacher registration is quick and easy and then students searching for a language teacher from our site can select teachers based on language and location.

Quickview of 121sensei.com

121sensei.com is for teachers that are currently in Japan that are able to meet students in person and teach a language. English teachers are the most sought after, but speakers of many more languages are also registered with us.

Many students prefer private lessons and you'll have the freedom of teaching your students in your own style. You'll set your own schedule and fees to suit yourself, and there are no teaching contracts. 121sensei.com is for teachers Japan-wide.

What's the system?

Once you have signed up and been accepted (you must be in Japan), you will be sent log-in details for maintaining and updating your profile. Your sign-up form will ask you questions such as your nationality, what languages you can teach, locations you are available to teach in, materials you will use, etc.

Students search for teachers by language and location and generally select five teachers details at one time. Students will then get the teachers contact details from 121sensei.com (phone number and Email address) and they can then contact the teachers directly to arrange a meeting.

Who can use 121sensei.com?

121sensei.com is directed at anyone that is physically in Japan and in a position to meet students face-to-face for private language lessons. Students that use our site are looking for an 'across the table' private lesson experience as opposed to an online webcam type lesson, so please only register if you can meet that requirement.

So do you want to sign-up? If you are a student, spouse, self-employed, business-person, or currently teaching! Please register with us to teach private lessons in your part of Japan.

How much do I get paid?

Teachers determine their lesson fees and that information is included in your online profile. As an indication, the average rate in Japan for teaching private lessons is around ¥3000 per hour. Students pay lesson fees directly to the teacher each lesson, or as arranged between themselves.

Is there a contract?

There are no contracts, all you need to do is register and wait for students to contact you. Teacher sign-up and use is completely free, and once your profile is up and running on our site you may edit or delete it at any time.

Where do I teach?

You decide where and when you teach your private lessons. Your online profile will indicate to students your preferred teaching venue such as your home, cafe, or classroom. And locations, 121sensei.com is for teachers and students anywhere in Japan.

Should I include my photo?

It's optional to include your photo but we recommend that teachers do, as profiles with a picture attract more attention and interest from students. You can send a photo to us as an Email attachment after you receive your teacher log-in details and we will add it for you. You can also send it from the teacher update area of the site.