With a Strommen teacher you will speak Japanese on the first class. A private session is more effective, efficient and convenient than enrolling in a group class. Your Strommen teacher will be a perfect fit for your needs and learning style. We equate 10 hours of private classes with a full semester in a traditional college or group class.

Scheduling is convenient (7 days a week, any time of day), and you can start right away. You can easily reschedule, so you will never miss a class and get left behind. In a private class you do the speaking. There are no other students to hide behind or take up all of the teacher’s time. Your teacher will make sure you progress at your pace, rather than the pace of the best (or worst) student in the class. Strommen further enriches your learning experience with free podcasts, videos, online resources, Strommen Language Meetups around LA, group classes, workshops and even an annual immersion trips.

Getting started is easy, just fill out our student application or call and we will help choose the best teacher for you. We decide on a specific teacher based on a number of criteria including a professional gut-feeling. We will make sure it is the perfect match. As a student, your Strommen teacher will be highly dedicated to you, but if they happen to go to Japan for vacation or you feel like switching it up a bit, rest assured you can always get a substitute or alternate teacher. The locations for our private classes are very convenient (believe it or not we probably have a location down the street). Many of our teachers meet at cafes, at their home office, or anywhere you like. We believe it’s fundamentally wrong to really learn a language from a text book, audio CD, or computer program. It’s time to get away from the computer, grab a coffee and meet your Strommen teacher to have a real conversation!


Check out our Group Class Schedule here.

Strommen Group Classes are a fun, social, and an even more affordable alternative to our private classes. We organize traditional classes like “Beginner Japanese” as well as Workshops like “Traveller Japanese”. Our classes try to meet at culturally relevant locations. For a full list of our group classes and enrollment info head over to our Group Class Schedule.



Some tutors have specific rates (higher than below), however the below rates are typically available for most of our Japanese tutors.

Private Japanese Classes Los Angeles:

  • 1 hour $59
  • 10 hour package $490 ($49 hourly)
  • Best Deal! 20 hour package $780 ($39 hourly) – Intended for students that will take at least 1 hour per week.

Group Japanese Classes Los Angeles:

$230 Early Bird rate for 12 hours (8 weeks)
$260 for 12 hours (8 weeks)
Check out our Group class schedule for more info.

More options and discounts:
At your home or office? Add only $20 for travel.
Save $10 hourly by taking class with a friend! Ask about our family and corporate discounts.
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Fill out your info on our contact page here and we will be in touch within 24 hours with a personalized recommendation for your needs, or just give us a call M-F 9am to 5pm at 323 638 9787 – You can also check our FAQ page for more info!

You can also browse our teachers for Japanese Classes Los Angeles below. Don’t live in the Los Angeles area? No problem, our teachers are available online.



Pay as you go: $65/hr
10 hour pack: $550 ($55/hr)
20 hour pack: $900 total ($45/hr)

Locations: West Los Angeles, Westwood, Brentwood, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills

Originally from Yokohama/Tokyo, Japan, I am a native speaker of Japanese. I am a Japanese teacher, interpreter, and translator. My profession, experiences and passions include teaching Japanese and Japanese culture including Japanese films and pop-culture, subtitling Japanese films, organizing a trip to Japan, and assisting my clients as an interpreter. I have worked with secondary students as a full-time school teacher and also have tutored working professionals. The courses I have taught are; Introductory Japanese, Japanese 1 - 5, Honors Japanese, and AP Japanese. As a private tutor, I design each curriculum and plan lessons tailored to meet each tutee’s goals. In addition, I have designed and organized trips to Japan for different groups of students and travelled to Japan with them. I would love to share my knowledge and expertise with as many people as I could. I recommend everyone to visit Japan! I assure you that you will have an amazing time in Japan and your trip will be even more amazing and incredible if you have language skills in Japanese!

Locations: Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Culver City

Hi! My name is Aiko. I was born and raised in Tokyo Japan (maybe you've heard of it?). I am also a stand-up comedian, so I am sure you will find my classes to be very entertaining. I am a friendly and experienced language tutor dedicated to student learning. I enjoy teaching both one-on-one and in groups. I am completely bilingual in English and Japanese. I enjoy translating and as well as helping people to speak fluent Japanese on set. I love helping people learn and sharing my love for Japanese language and culture! - I am proficient in reading, writing and speaking the Japanese language. - I have extensive experience in Japanese language translation and interpretation. - I'm fluent in Japanese language and proficient in Japanese grammar.

Locations: Studio City, Los Angeles, Hollywood, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Little Tokyo, West La, Koreatown, North Hollywood, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Universal City

Konichiwa! My name is Yori. I'm from Ichikawa City in Chiba prefecture. When traveling to Japan you are most likely to arrive at Narita International Airport which is located in the Chiba prefecture. My city is 30min away from Tokyo by train and is also known as 'Peartown' famous for its pears. After studying oil painting at Musashino Art University of Tokyo I decided to move to NYC to continue my studies at the Art Students League of New York. I have been teaching art and Japanese classes (one-on-one and group lessons) in Los Angeles since 2011. I look forward to helping you reach your goals. Whether learning the basics or advanced reading and writing, we'll get there in a fun and encouraging environment.

Locations: Los Angeles, Hollywood, Los Feliz, Silverlake

I am a native Japanese speaker with a Japanese teaching credential. All ages and levels are welcomed! Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. I am also qualified to tutor graduate students (Master’s and PhD) doing their thesis.  I believe when we learn other languages, it is important to learn their culture, history, etc. for better understanding. I’ve learned Japanese drums, Tea and flower ceremonies so that we can explore Japanese culture more than just learning the language!

Locations: Silverlake, Echo Park, Hollywood, East Hollywood, Los Feliz