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Specialist in JLPT preparation from 0 beginner to advanced

  • Born in Tokyo, lives in CA, native Japanese speaker
  • Over 15 years of teaching experience in Japan and the USA
  • Taught over 1000 students
  • JLPT Teaching Specialist N5-N1 level
  • Teaching Japanese pronunciation

・Native Japanese speaker, Business level English

・Completed 420-hour Japanese language teacher training course

・Passed the Japanese Language Teaching Competency Test

・Various work experience in Japan, including hotel business and trading.

・Worked as head teacher at a Japanese language school in the USA.

・Extensive experience covering a wide range of levels and objectives.

・Tailored teaching skills for all students based on extensive experience



If you meet any of the following criteria, I recommend my lessons!

◇JLPT Course◇

  • Those who want to know their level
  • Those who are taking the JLPT for the first time and might have difficulty passing
  • Those who want to know how to study efficiently
  • Those who want to know how to answer the JLPT 


◇Standard Japanese Course◇

  • Those who are studying Japanese for the first time
  • Those who want to improve on their current level
  • Those who want to learn to speak with correct pronunciation
  • Those who want to learn grammar from the basics
  • Those who want support for self-study such as homework


◇Tailored Japanese Course◇

  • Those who want to study anime, drama, history or other subjects that interest them
  • Those who want to maintain the Japanese language skills they have studied
  • Those who want to be able to converse with Japanese friends and family
  • Those who want to be able to discuss and express their opinions by reading newspapers
  • Those who are looking for a study method that suits them

◇JLPT Course◇

Courses specialising in the JLPT

  • All levels are available from N5-N1 
  • Assessment of the level of the student
  • Propose a curriculum tailored to the student's needs
  • Lessons using both commercial textbooks and original teaching materials
  • Support for self-study (homework, etc.) outside of lessons
  • Teaching tips and tricks to pass the exam


◇Standard Japanese Course◇

A course focusing on basic Japanese grammar instruction

  • All levels from beginner to higher advanced level
  • Proposes a curriculum tailored to the student's needs
  • Lessons using both commercially available textbooks and original teaching materials
  • Support for self-study (homework, etc.) outside of lessons
  • Pronunciation coaching
  • Assistance with the creation of study portfolios


◇Tailored Japanese Courses◇

A course that can be tailored to students' desired objectives and goals

  • All levels from beginner to higher advanced level
  • Propose a curriculum tailored to the student's level, needs and wishes


  • Classes specialising in 4 skills such as reading, writing, conversation, listening etc.
  • Classes on subjects of the student's choice such as anime/manga/drama/history
  • Classes to enable students to text-message Japanese friends and family
  • Japanese pronunciation classes
  • Intensive Japanese particle classes (beginner level and above) ... etc. 

  • I have a wealth of experience and will propose the most suitable curriculum for you.
  • All levels from beginner to advanced level
  • I use a wide variety of teaching materials to ensure that you never get bored with the lessons
  • I can help you to create a study portfolio
  • I can teach you how to pronounce Japanese correctly
  • The purchase of each course includes:   
    - Original teaching materials and supplementary materials
    tailored to the individual (commercial textbooks are not included)     
    - Homework (if desired)       
    - Self-study support on LINE


Do you want to improve your Japanese?
Want to know more about Japan?
Or want to pass the JLPT?

I support your love of Japan!

If you want to study, but don't know how to do it or find it difficult to improve your skills, try my trial lesson.
I am sure that with my extensive experience, I will be able to suggest a curriculum that suits you.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
I look forward to meeting you! 

NEW_Noriko Price List - E

To start your journey at Enuncia:

  • First, take a trial lesson (25 minutes) with the tutor you are interested in.
  • During the trial lesson, the teacher will introduce themselves, ask about the student's current situation and desired lesson content.
  • We will then plan the lesson and show you the materials to be used.
  • If you have any questions about the lesson, please do not hesitate to ask during the trial lesson.


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  • After buying tickets, you can book them according to the teacher’s schedule.
  • Lessons can be booked up to 21 days in advance and several classes can be booked at once.
  • The Customer Panel can be used to cancel or reschedule reservations.
  • Lessons can be booked up to 24 hours in advance.


About Lessons

  • The duration of a trial lesson is 25 minutes.
  • You can book up to one trial lesson per tutor.
  • The duration of a regular lesson is 50 minutes.
  • If you purchase more than 5 lessons, you will receive a discount.
  • The Zoom link for each lesson is included in the email notification of the lesson booking approval.
    Access the Zoom URL when the lesson is due to start.
  • Cancellation or rescheduling needs to be made 12 hours before the lesson starts.
    Lessons held within 12 hours cannot be canceled or refunded.
  • Please note that there is an expiry date for each course.
    No refunds or cancellations can be made after the lesson has expired.


 Refund policy

  • Please note that no refunds or cancellations can be made after the lesson has been purchased.
  • If students do not show up within 15 minutes after the start of the class,
    the teacher will consider the student absent from class, and there is no refund or rescheduling available.

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Recent Reviews

Excellent, fun and caring teacher, great for any levels

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Noriko sensei is a very experienced teacher. I have taken general courses, JLPT courses, as well as customized courses from her. She is excellent at explaining grammar structures, helping her students understand nuances of the language (absolute plus when it gets more advanced), and adjusting her style, course content, or speed based on the student’s needs. She also has a good sense of humor and finds creative ways to structure the classes to cater to each student, which makes the learning process extra enjoyable. I’ve been taking classes with Noriko sensei for years and am taking more even after I passed N1 with all her help. Highly recommend, no matter what level you’re at!


Great Teacher

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Noriko Sensei is patient, knowledgable, and caring. If she had a superpower, I’d say it is the ability to take even the most confusing grammar and explain it in a way that is easy to comprehend. I began studying with her at the beginning level (Minna no Nihongo, chapter 14) and she helped me pass both the JLPT N5 three years ago and the N3 last year (I skipped N4). She encouraged me in that time to speak in Japanese as much as possible and I’d say our lessons are now about 90% in Japanese. She also has a good sense of humor and I always look forward to our lessons. Highly recommended!


Excellent teacher

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Noriko sensei teaches grammar very well. I really appreciate that no matter what questions I ask in class, she always answers them carefully and makes everything very clear. I highly recommend her lesson!!!



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