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Have you ever felt like this?


・I can't say fast enough what I want to say in Japanese
I can get good exam scores, but it still takes me a while to come up with the right words when speaking Japanese.

・I lack confidence in speaking
I know what I want to say in my head, but I find it difficult to talk because I know I need to improve my pronunciation.

・It doesn't feel like my language skills are improving
I've been to a Japanese language school, but it feels like my conversation skills haven't improved much at all.

That's because you haven’t been talking in Japanese nearly enough.


What you need now is a Speaking-Training course!



To boost your speaking time, try a...


Japanese Speaking Course


The Japanese Speaking Course can be done at a time that suits you, no need to find time in your busy schedule to book lessons.

I have no time for conversation lessons...


Work on your conversation skills anytime, anywhere with our self-study + professional support method.

The amount of speaking practice in a month during our highly-efficient Japanese Speaking Course far exceeds that of private lessons.


What is a Japanese Speaking Course?

・24 hours a day, whenever it suits you
Once you have finished the training exercises within the original lesson material on your computer, tablet or smartphone, send the audio to your teacher at a time that suits you.
Your teacher will check your audio and get back to you by the next day.

・Daily Feedback from a Japanese Language Professional
A Japanese language specialist will provide daily feedback on what you're doing well and where improvements need to be made.
Only after learning correct pronunciation and intonation can your Japanese conversation skills improve.

・Material Based on Conversations Used in Everyday Real Life Situations
Language used in everyday life, such as shortened words or phrases, proverbs, teen slang and idioms are included.
Learn not only greetings and formal conversation but full phrases so you can enjoy chatting with friends and colleagues.


Japanese, like learning a sport, should not just be understood but learnt through use and experience.

A shortcut to speaking well is to resolve the problem of not getting enough practice.

By taking this course your Japanese will improve in the following ways:


・Put into words exactly what you want to say
We use the shadowing technique in this course, where you repeat aloud what you just heard. This process will help you become familiar with the speed of Japanese conversation and you'll spend less time thinking in your head -you will speak naturally and quickly.

・Improved Intonation
By imitating the audio as closely as possible, you will learn natural Japanese intonation. Not only will you master standard phrases, but you'll also sound more natural. For example, using the correct intonation at the end of a sentence will become second nature to you.

・Converse in Various Situations
Repeated speech training helps you to absorb and accumulate new vocabulary and grammar. You'll know exactly what to say in various situations.

・Improved Listening Skills
Words that you can pronounce well will also be easy for you to understand, so your listening skills will improve as you go.

Testimonials

Every day, little by little, it comes more naturally to me, so where yesterday I couldn't say something, today I can!


I don't live in Japan so I have no opportunity to speak with Japanese people. I'm also busy with work and my children, so I don't have time for private lessons. I was concerned that while I might be able to pass an exam, I wouldn't get the conversational skills that I needed.

I love that with this course, you can control how much time you study and you can do it in your spare time or even on the commute to work.

Every day, little by little, it comes more naturally to me, so where yesterday I couldn't say something, today I can! For me, this is the perfect way to learn conversation skills.


-Adralyn Wendel


I really like that Chika Sensei checks the pronunciation and gives on-point directions on what to pay attention to.


I'm enrolled in the Japanese Speaking Course, and I'm enjoying it. The lessons are bite-sized and easy to follow every day. Also, there are daily e-mail reminders. It only takes a few minutes to watch the lesson and practice the dialog. The best part is the feedback. I really like that Chika Sensei checks the pronunciation and gives on-point directions on what to pay attention to; it really motivates me to continue practicing.


-Satomi Asuy


The lessons are bite-sized which help keep me motivated and they are based around everyday conversations which means it is very practical.


I have been studying Japanese for a while but struggled with feeling confident with speaking. The exercises in the fluency course have been great to help build my confidence. The lessons are bite-sized which help keep me motivated and they are based around everyday conversations which means it is very practical. The feedback from Chika Sensei is really helpful and she is very encouraging. It is a great way to improve your Japanese speaking! I am currently learning to play the sanshin and sing in Japanese, and it has helped with my confidence and expressiveness. I would definitely recommend the course if your aim is to improve your Japanese speaking skills and most importantly to be understood.


-Rachel Carr



Course Details:


Speaking practice using original video material, 10 minutes a day for 90 days.
Your homework assignment will be to send an audio recording of reading the phrases from that day's material to your teacher.
Your teacher will carefully check and correct your speaking within 24 hours.

<How Training Works>
Receive a reminder
Open that day's video lesson
Practice speaking by following along with the video
Record your voice and send it to your teacher
Receive feedback from your teacher
Review your work based on the feedback you received

* The daily reminders will help you keep up with the course, but you don't necessarily have to follow the email schedule as you will have full access to the material as soon as you enroll.

Aim for around 10 minutes of training per day.
You will see the benefit of daily study, even for short periods of time. After just 90 days, you’ll be surprised by how smoothly you’re speaking Japanese.

In previous Japanese conversation lessons you attended, how much Japanese could you speak?
Even in a private lesson, you probably end up spending more than half of the time listening to the teacher and if it's a group lesson, you might not even get to talk for five minutes.
But this course will make you speak Japanese for at least 300 minutes a month. When you include going over corrections from the teacher, it's even longer.
If you really want to improve your conversation skills, this is more effective than face-to-face lessons.
Daily reminders from your teacher will help you stick to the course. It’s so easy that anyone can stick with it.

Level

This course is for Advanced Leaners.

The conversations are equivalent to a N2 - N1 level.
Conversation difficulty increases gradually.

The advanced Japanese Speaking Course uses conversation based on JLPT N2-N1 level vocabulary and grammar.

Structure of Lesson Pages



Sample Videos (Advanced Course)

A:最近、近所の子ども食堂でボランティアしてるんですよ。

B:子ども食堂?何ですか、それ。

A:貧困家庭だったり、一人で食事をとるしかない子どもたちに、無料か少額で栄養バランスのとれた食事を提供してるんですよ。

B:いい取り組みですね。自分も鍵っ子だったんで、親がいない心細さ、わかりますよ。


A: I recently started volunteering at a children's cafeteria in my neighborhood.

B: A children's cafeteria? What's that?

A: They provide nutritionally balanced meals for free or for a small fee to children of poor families that need to eat alone.

B: That's a good initiative. I was "latchkey kid" myself, so I know how it helpless it feels to have no parents around.


*The lesson pages include Japanese scripts, English translations, and word explanations.


A:最近、新入社員にアドバイスするとさ、なんか嫌な顔をされるんだよね。

B:あー、そういうことあるよね。

A:失敗するのが目に見えてるからさ、先輩として教えなくちゃって思ってるんだけど、それがおせっかいらしい。

B:一回失敗してわかることもあるしさ、しばらくは放っといたら。


A: Recently, when I give advice to new workers, they make faces like they're annoyed.

B: Oh, yeah, I know that happens.

A: It's obvious that they're going to fail, so I feel, as a senior colleague, I should warn them, but they take it as meddling.

B: Sometimes they understand better after a failure, so why not leave them alone for a while?


A:来年には太陽光パネルを設置して、自宅の電力を自給自足しようと思ってるんですよね。

B:面白い試みですね。最近は電気代も高いし、原発の電力を使ってると思うと気が引けますよね。

A:ええ、ただ太陽光パネルは初期投資が結構かかるんですよね。天候にも左右されるし。

B:確かに。でも、長期的に見れば電力費用の節約になるわけだし、今が替え時かも。


A: I'm thinking of installing solar panels next year to make my house energy self-sufficient.

B: That's an interesting idea. (Lit: experiment) Electricity bills are high these days, and the thought of using power from a nuclear plant is discouraging, isn't it?

A: Yes, but the initial investment for solar panels is quite expensive. They also depend on the weather.

B: That's true. But in the long run, it will save money on electricity costs, so now might be a good time to switch.


A:ゆうたくん、最近バンドの練習をすっぽかすこと、多くない?

B:ああ、なんか親にまともに働けって言われて、就活中らしいよ。

A:バンド活動は単なる趣味ってこと?こっちは本気でやってるのに。

B:まあまあ、人は人、自分は自分でしょ。来る者拒まず、去る者追わずだよ。


A: Yuuta-kun has been skipping band practice a lot lately, hasn't he?

B: Yeah, his parents told him to get a real job, so now he's job hunting.

A: You mean his band activities are just a hobby? I'm really serious about this.

B: Well, people are people, each to his own. Easy come, easy go. (Lit: Don't reject those who come, don't chase those who leave.)

How to use the video materials:

<How to Use the Videos>
1. Check the audio with the script. (repeat in your head) 
2. Check the intonation of the script. (repeat after the audio)
3. Check the audio without the script. (repeat after the audio) 
4. Read faster with the script. (repeat immediately after the audio)
5. Read faster without the script. (repeat immediately after the audio)
6. Practice the role of B. (A=Teacher, B=You)
7. Practice the role of A. (A=You, B=Teacher)
8. Read the script by yourself. (no audio)
9. Record your voice reading the script and send it to your teacher.


* You will find the English translation, words, and expressions included in the lesson material.



Use LINE to communicate with your teacher:


Feedback Examples


For sending and receiving audio, use LINE, the most popular messaging app in Japan.
Audio homework can be submitted anytime, 24/7.
After listening to your audio, the teacher will explain in writing where corrections need to be made, and then by the next day the teacher will send an audio recording covering the places that need to be corrected. (Depending on the level of the student, the teacher may write in English.)
This will help you find your weak points when speaking and because you have an audio recording from the teacher, exclusive to you, you can listen to it as many times as you like, making it a great way to revise and improve.
An explanation on how to use the LINE app and how to send homework is included in the course work.
You can also ask questions any time of the day through LINE or in the comment section of the course.

You can do your work any time of day and you'll also get daily feedback from your teacher!

Your mistakes won’t be left ignored and your progress will be clear to see.

The easy workload, and reminders and support from the teacher, makes this course easy for anyone to stick to.
Speaking a little daily, rather than a lot now and then, is the fastest way to improve your conversation skills.

The phrases used in the course videos were carefully selected by Chika Sensei, a Japanese teaching professional with 20 years’ experience.
The phrases are based on vocabulary that can be used in everyday life, in a variety of situations and that are commonly used by Japanese native speakers. Coursework includes vocabulary for a variety of situations - with friends, family, at work, at the hospital, out shopping etc. - that can be used in everyday conversations as well as in business.
It will also help you get used to situations where different topics come up randomly.


Listen + reply straight away = you've mastered conversation!

The value of having a teacher to guide and correct you makes this course more than worth the money.


When Chika Sensei explained to me how my intonation sounds to native speakers, I was pretty shocked! 

When I receive feedback that helps me pinpoint where I'm going wrong with my speaking, it really highlights to me the importance of receiving correction. Taking part in interactive activities with the teacher encourages me to keep going. Somehow it makes me feel like she is always there waiting for my work (because she replies by voice message), and that makes it harder to skip the work! 

So, that has made it much easier to keep up with the lessons and I feel like my conversation skills have improved.


-Nicolas Guidinger



After these first 30 lessons, their effectiveness is undeniable and the effort is worth it.


“I don’t write in English even though I can read it, so I’m writing in French! I’m 60 years old and my learning abilities have declined. I need more time to memorize, so each lesson is a significant effort. However, after these first 30 lessons, their effectiveness is undeniable and the effort is worth it.Thank you for this challenging program.”


Note: Below is the original text in French.

Je n’écris pas l’anglais même si je parviens à le lire, alors j’écris en français! J’ai 60 ans et mes capacités d’apprentissage ont diminué. Il me faut davantage de temps pour mémoriser alors chaque leçon est un gros travail. Néanmoins; à l’issue de ces 30 premières leçons, leur efficacité est indéniable et l’effort en vaut la peine. Merci pour ce programme exigeant.


-PHY+


This speaking course has helped to build my confidence.


Learning to speak Japanese has been a goal of mine. Chika-san’s speaking program with daily lessons, reflecting real life situations has helped to build my confidence in speaking Japanese. It’s also been fun to learn.


-Tom Paulik


MEET CHIKA SENSEI!

こんにちは、ちか先生です。

Hi, I'm Chika Sensei.


Have you ever thought that it's impossible to learn how to converse without actually having a conversation? 
Actually, that's not the case at all.
Think back to your time in the classroom. Did your teacher give you helpful feedback on everything you said, from intonation to problems with pronunciation?
In a face-to-face lesson, it's unlikely the teacher will break the flow of the conversation to correct your mistakes.
So, you may end up speaking incorrect Japanese the whole time.
But this course is different.
In just 10 minutes a day, you will be speaking 100% correct Japanese and your teacher will always let you know if anything sounds a bit strange.
If you keep this up every day, I promise your Japanese conversation skills will improve faster than if you took face-to-face lessons.
You don't have to struggle to find the time or to book lessons - and you're not left on your own!
Learn to speak like a native speaker with 24/7 professional support!

Chika Sensei Profile
  • Native Japanese, born and raised in Japan
  • Master's Degree in Japanese Language Education(2011)
  • Certified in the Japanese Language Teaching Competency Test(2002)
  • 20 years of experience in Japanese language teaching (2002-)
  • Completed numerous researches in the Japanese Language studies
  • Publication in Japanese Language Studies
  • Teaching experience abroad including in Korea and Taiwan
  • Over 100K followers on Instagram (@chika_sensei)


 

Price

$279 USD (one-time payment)
$99 USD x 3 installments

*Prices do not include VAT.


The amount of speaking in this course is approximately 6 times that of weekly group conversation lessons and 1.3 times that of private conversation lessons.*
It could cost you 3 times the price to achieve the same amount of speaking time through conversation lessons.
For just $3.10 a day, the price of a drink, this course will bring you closer to a future where you speak fluent Japanese! 
You don't even need to book lessons - simply set aside 10 minutes of spare time each day, any time of day.
What's more, you're not on your own, you'll have a dedicated teacher to check and correct your conversation along the way.
It's too good of an opportunity to miss out on!

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7-day money-back guarantee

What if this study method is not right for you?
Don't worry! We offer a money-back guarantee for the first 7 days, no matter how many times you've had your work reviewed and corrected.

Go from simply hearing and understanding, to being able to use it instantly!

Before you know it, you'll experience the joy of being able to speak fluently!

FAQ


Q. How long can the course be accessed for?

Once all payments have been made, you have unlimited access for an unlimited amount of time.

Teacher support and daily reminder emails are available for 90 days. (Questions posted in the lesson comment section will be answered even after 90 days!)


Q. Can I submit a week's worth of homework in one go?

Yes, that's not a problem. You can do it whenever you have time.

However, the teacher will give priority to homework set for that day. Please understand that if you submit several days' worth of homework in one go, it may take over 24 hours and up to several days to get back to you.


Q. How do I pay?

We accept credit and debit cards. You can also pay by PayPal.


Q. Can I pay in Japanese yen?

Yes, you can.

If you prefer to pay for courses in Japanese yen, click here.


Q. When does the course start?

It starts from the day you apply. Whenever you are ready, let's get started. 


Q. I don't have time to study every day, is that okay?

It's ok! The amount of study is 10 minutes a day.

That means, even if you can't study every day, if you can spend 30 minutes every 3 days, or 70 minutes a week, and it will be enough. 


Q. From the beginning, will I be able to access everything included?

Yes, you can access all course contents from the beginning.


Q. What if I have any problems or questions during the course?

You can contact me anytime using the comments section of the course program, line app, or by email. 


Q. Do you charge VAT tax?

Yes. Please note that if you live in Europe, you will be charged VAT tax. This is out of my control and something I am legally bound to collect and remit to authorities.


Q. How can I cancel, and get a refund?

You can cancel to click the "Cancel" button in your account.

Please note no refund will be made automatically.

Please send an email requesting a refund within 7 days.

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As as educator and someone who has lived in Japan for decades, I've been extremely impressed with the quality of the learning material. 


Chika Sensei's speaking course is a fantastic way to improve fluency if you're unable to study in classroom. As as educator and someone who has lived in Japan for decades, I've been extremely impressed with the quality of the learning material. The dialogues are great examples of everyday Japanese in a wide variety of contexts - conversations between family members, friends, as well as in retail and company settings. The personalized feedback from Chika Sensei is especially helpful - it can help intermediate learners build native-like speaking patterns, and it can help advanced learners tackle errors in pronunciation and grammar that have become fossilized. This is my second course with Chika Sensei, and I'm sure there will be more in my future.


-Wes Thorpe


I am very satisfied with these lessons and with your personal feedback on daily basis.


I have finished your N4-N3-N2 courses and am currently studying the N1 course. At the same time I’ve started the speaking lessons “intermediate level” because pronunciation is still a bit of a problem for me. I am very satisfied with these lessons and with your personal feedback on daily basis. I would highly recommend this course 👍. Thank you very much for your input and encouragement.


-Ann De Letter


The best thing is that lessons come every day and they are very small and manageable.


I have been on Chika-sensei's courses for several months now and I really enjoy them and see good results. The best thing is that lessons come every day and they are very small and manageable. It is easy to find time and when you study a little bit every day you actually get better results than if you study for example a couple of hours once a week. I have already learnt a lot of new vocabulary and useful phrases through Japanese Speaking Course. And feedbacks about the pronunciation are sooo very useful and really help to improve. I plan to keep studying. Thank you ❤️


-Anastasia Iefimova


Chika sensei is very patiently correct my pronunciation especially on the devoicing pronunciation.


Chika sensei is very patiently correct my pronunciation especially on the devoicing pronunciation. With the beginner speaking course, it improved my listening skill too. The sentences did incorporate all the grammar and vocabulary for beginners. I found that it is useful in showing me how to use the grammar and vocabulary in the conversation.


-Yon Chun Mei




Sensei's feedback has really helped me focus on my intonation and pronunciation, and has even helped me speak faster! 


I'm almost halfway through the Japanese Speaking Course For Beginners (N5-N4), and so far it's been incredibly helpful! I've always struggled with speaking Japanese, but Sensei's feedback has really helped me focus on my intonation and pronunciation, and has even helped me speak faster! The lessons are very manageable, and even if you miss a day (or three) you can easily catch up. I'm looking forward to learning more with Chika Sensei.


-Steven Crawford


I love that this course includes sending voice recordings for Chika Sensei to correct.


I began taking Chika Sensei’s courses around the end of last year and I feel like my Japanese has improved greatly in a relatively short period of time. Chika Sensei’s courses are organized, easy to follow, and so much fun! Her daily emails also help keep me motivated and on track. I especially love her N5-N4 speaking course because I don’t have many opportunities to speak with native speakers in my daily life. Her detailed scripts allow me to practice speaking out loud everyday while also learning helpful conversation scenarios. I love that this course includes sending voice recordings for her to correct. I can tell she really takes her time coming up with corrections and I already feel a lot more confident in my speaking skills. I highly recommend her courses and I know I will be taking many more on my journey to becoming proficient in Japanese. 

先生、ありがとうございます。😊


-Gabrielle Gochenaur



Chika sensei always checks my homework and gives very good pronunciation tips!!!it really motivates me to continue practicing.


I want to express my gratitude to the teacher Chika Sensei! We have known each other for a very long time, I have completed courses N4 and N5, and now I am actively using the course for conversation. The videos are very interesting and the dialogues too. I think my Japanese has gotten better. I can speak it a little. My vocabulary has been replenished with a lot of new words. I love Japanese very much. I try to do my homework every day. Chika Sensei is a very kind, very good teacher. I am grateful that I met Chika Sensei Thank you very much!!!Chika sensei always checks my homework and gives very good pronunciation tips!!!it really motivates me to continue practicing.

I love Japan and the Japanese language forever.


-Polina Zueva



Chika Sensei’s courses are among the best I have found.


After completing 30 days of Chika Sensei's Beginner Japanese Speaking course, I can already see great progress in my fluency and comfort level with speaking Japanese. The daily speaking practices (~10 minutes) are manageable even with a busy schedule and the daily feedback provided by Chika Sensei is extremely helpful. The course is very well structured and includes relevant words and phrases for various everyday situations. I am also completing Chika Sensei's JLPT N5 all in one course, and these two courses complement each other very well. Compared to some other languages, there are not that many comprehensive, high quality resources for learning Japanese, but Chika Sensei's courses are among the best I have found. Thank you Sensei!


-Sylvie


Definitely recommend it to anyone who is having problems with speaking and pronunciation.


I am finding Chika sensei japanese speaking course so helpful with my pronunciation and listening. Speaking and listening are my weak points and this course is helping me improve in both areas. Sensei feed back on pronunciation is awesome in teaching you correct way to pronounce words. I was becoming quite frustrated with my inability to converse adequately when I had no problems with my writing,

vocab and grammar. With this course I feel like I am improving after only 1 month. Definitely recommend it to anyone who is having problems with speaking and pronunciation. Keep up the good teaching sensei


-Barbara Lynne Hawthorne


The lessons are well paced and interesting.


I like the speaking intermediate course as I can repeat the lessons as often as I need. The lessons are well paced and interesting. Chika Sensei is very attentive and gives feedback to all my homework resulting in improvement in my pronunciation and intonation. ありがとうございますちか先生。


-Chiam Siew Tiat



忙しいスケジュールに合わせられるコースが気に入っています


ちか先生、お疲れ様でした。私の日本語の発音は良くなってきています。忙しいスケジュールに合わせられるコースが気に入っています。再度、感謝します!


-Carol Chan