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Teaching In Japan - Private Lessons

Language teachers in Japan that would like to teach private lessons can easily sign-up to attract private students. Teacher registration is quick and easy and then a student searching for a language teacher can select a teacher based on the language they want to study and the location they are in.


This site 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 students in your own style. You set your own schedule and fees, and there are no teaching contracts. 121sensei.com is for teachers Japan-wide.

The System

Once you have signed up and been accepted (must be in Japan), you will be able to maintain your online profile. The sign-up form gathers info 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 can get teacher contact details from 121sensei.com (phone number and email address) and can then contact a teacher directly to arrange a meeting.

Who This Is For

For 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 as opposed to an online lesson, so please only register if you can meet that requirement.

Want to join? If you are a student, spouse, self-employed, business-person or currently teaching, register to teach private lessons in your part of Japan.


You determine your lesson fees and that information appears on your online profile. Currently 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.

No 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 free and once your profile is up and running, you can edit or delete it at any time.

Where To Teach

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

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