Learning Japanese with Online Lessons – Skype, Google Hangouts

Are you looking for high-quality online Japanese lessons?  In this blog, we share with you about practicing your Japanese speaking and taking Japanese lessons online.

How to Use Coto Online Japanese Lessons to Learn Japanese Online

Coto Japanese Academy as a language school has been teaching Japanese in Tokyo since 2000.  In Autumn 2019, we have officially launched our system for online lessons.
Our online lessons provide Coto students with two ways to learn.

  • Speaking Sessions
  • Learning Sessions

Online Speaking Sessions – Practice your Japanese Speaking with a Native Japanese speaker

Are you looking for a convenient way to practice your Japanese? One of the challenging things about learning Japanese is often finding practice partners to speak with on a regular basis.
Language exchanges are hard to find and usually happen irregularly.  And even if you do attend them, it can be hard to have a fruitful conversation.
Either your level doesn’t match the person you are talking to – or you end up having the same conversation that you always have at a language exchange.

Coto Online speaking sessions are different because:

  • Lead by a native speaker who is trained to facilitate conversations
  • Happen on a 1-1 schedule that matches your availability.

An important part of learning Japanese is being relaxed and having fun during speaking practice.  That’s why at Coto Online – our speaking sessions allow you to schedule at a time that is convenient for you so that you can make the most out of it.
Speaking Sessions are great for people who:

  • Want to practice their Japanese after moving back to their home country
  • Need the flexibility of scheduling for their busy schedule
  • Learn through doing by practicing output and learning new Japanese vocabulary through context.


How to schedule a speaking session with Coto Online: 
  1. Register an account at https://online.cotoacademy.com/ (Click signup and fill out the questionnaire)
  2. Purchase a 5,000 yen ($46usd) welcome package from the points purchase page on the menu. This will allow you to take up to 5 speaking sessions.
  3. Visit the reservation page and select a “speaking” instructor at a time that is convenient.
  4. Confirm your booking

Everything is automatic – and can be done 24 hours a day.  Sessions must be scheduled – 48 hours in advance.  You can cancel and reschedule sessions up to 24 hours in advance with no penalty.

Online Lessons and Learning Sessions – Learn Japanese through Skype with a Professional Teacher

Maybe you are starting from zero and want to find a quality Japanese teacher that can teach you on a regular schedule through skype?
In that case, our Coto Online Learning sessions are perfect for you.
Learning sessions are great for:

  • All levels of Japanese learners from absolute beginner to advanced.
  • Those who would like to learn new vocabulary and grammar and improve their Japanese comprehension.
  • Students who cannot find a Japanese language school in their area and need to take Japanese lessons online.
What lesson materials do you use with Coto Online Learning Sessions?

Coto Online uses our in-house learning materials that focus on teaching practical Japanese for every-day life in Japan and having a real conversation.
You can select from a list of materials that are matched to your level directly on your account page.  These materials can be added to your booked session for the teacher to use and prepare.  You will be asked to select the material while booking the lesson.
You can also view a list of textbooks that the teacher uses through their account profile page.

Booking an online learning session with Coto Online (Flexible Scheduling)

With learning sessions – there are two ways that you can book lessons.  The first is just like speaking sessions.
To book a learning lesson on a non-fixed / flexible schedule.

  1. Register an account at Coto Online Japanese Lessons
  2. Purchase a 5,000 JPY New student welcome package from the points purchase page.
  3. Visit the scheduling page and select a teacher and time that fits you.
Booking a learning session on a fixed / regular schedule

Do you want to take online lessons on a regular schedule?  We also offer fixed/regular lesson scheduling.  This will allow you to take learning sessions at the same time each week with the same teacher.

  1. Visit this page
  2. Fill out our regular lesson request form
  3. We will get back to you with a proposed time and teacher
  4. Pay for a 64 point package on the system / a monthly subscription to confirm your schedule

Have other questions?  Email [email protected] and the online team will get back to you with support!

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