I am Taro Koyanagi, in charge of the Learning Catchball. I was manager at Japanese language school in Tokyo and started up this service to help people to learn Japanese.
Language exchange lesson
Let's learn Japanese conversation from language exchange lesson!
You can learn Japanese for free, in return you need to teach English for free.
Our Japanese members are all native Japanese speakers and keen to learn and teach language. They like to have language exchange lessons regularly, so you can have a lot of opportunities to learn and speak Japanese.
Please submit the application at the bottom of this page if you like to try 1 on 1 language exchange lesson.
You can select face to face and online language exchange.
Face to face(in person) language exchange
Regarding the face to face language exchange, we have language exchange members in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba area.
Online language exchange
After we receive your application, we will introduce you our Japanese members as per your requests.
After you check the member's profile, if you like to contact the member, we will exchange your email address with the member's email address.
Update Japanese member's list
Sample profile of our Japanese member.
25-29 years old
face to face / online
any station on Yamanote Line or online
anytime on weekends(face to face)
19:00 to 21:00 on weekdays(online)
I have experiences to do language exchange lesson for Japanese beginner to advanced level
I like to meet new people and I need English speaking skills at my work, so I am looking for serious language exchange partners. I try to do my best to teach you Japanese according to your requests. Please tell me what you like to learn.
I like to be able to understand movies without subtitles
Step Ⅱ:Trial language exchange
Please take a trial language exchange lesson with the members and decide to continue to do the language exchange with the members or not
At the trial language exchange, you can talk with your language partner's candidate about how to do the language exchange lesson each other.
Trial language exchange lesson
Learning material/lesson sheet
Introduction fee is a result based fee:After the trial language exchange, we confirm with you and your language partner(Japanese member) if you will continue to do the language exchange or not. Only in case you and your language partner agree on continuing the language exchange, we will charge you the introduction fee. (You can select bank transfer or paypal. ※ If you make the payment through paypal, there's a 5% surcharge)
If you decide not to continue the language exchange with the member, then we don't charge you the introduction fee. If you like to try the language exchange with other members, we will try to arrange other members for you.
Free Learning materials(optional)
If you need learning materials, we recommend you our learning materials. If you like, please select 『Yes, I like』on the application form below. Then we will send you the sample page for learning materials. With learning materials, you can learn the following Japanese.
basic Japanese speaking
We have many basic Japanese speaking questions. After completing these speaking questions, you can expect to have basic Japanese speaking skills. Let's try the questions with your language partners.
basic Japanese knowledge and grammar
We have many free video lessons. You can learn JLPT N5 and N4 level basic Japanese from these free video lessons.
Sample video lessons
①Basic vocabulary lists（verb100/adjective100/noun100) with picture and voice
②Online flash cards(vocabulary/sample sentences) related to daily life conversation topics.
① to live ：I will live in this apartment next month
Regarding the way of learning Japanese, If you have any requests to your language partners, please feel free to tell us on the application form.
When I make a mistake in conversation, I would like my language partner to correct it.
I like to practice speaking lots of Japanese,talk about many topics with language partners
I like to learn Japanese grammar at basic level, using learning materials, textbooks.
I like to have a role-paly conversation practice, Q and A practice.
Speech correction(homework):This is very good way to improve your language skills.
If you like to try this learning method, please select 『I have an interest』on the speech correction box in the application form.
Let’s decide a speech's topic with your language partner in the language exchange lesson.
After the lesson, let's record your Japanese speech and send the voice data to your language partner.
And ask your language partner to check your speech and correct it to more natural Japanese.
※We recommend you should keep the voice data within 1 minute.
Online Japanese lesson for a fee
If you like to focus on learning Japanese, we introduce you our Japanese members who teach you Japanese(you don't need to teach English). If you have an interest in 1 on 1 online Japanese lesson, please select 『I have an interest』on the box 『Japanese lesson(for a fee)』in the application form below.
Lesson fee(regular lesson)
1 lesson within 3,000yen for 60 minutes
We will reply to you by email within 24 hours after we get your application to confirm your application. Our email(firstname.lastname@example.org) is sometimes misclassified as spam. So please check the spam box when you don't get a reply from us.
Your personal information is not open to the public.
Please note that depending on your conditions/requests, it takes time to arrange language partners or we can not arrange language partners for you. If we judge you are less motivated to learn Japanese language, we can not provide you with our language exchange partner's introduction service.
We do not check each member's ID.
We do not take any responsibility for any troubles between you and your language partners.
We(Learning Catchball) do not check each entry person's ID and take any responsibility for any troubles between you and your language exchange partners.
We(Learning Catchball) can not be responsible for the truth of each entry information and the quality of each entry person's character(personality).
We can not accept applicants under the age of 18.
※Introduction fee 3000yen : Please select "I agree". You need pay the introduction fee after you decide to do language exchange with our Japanese members. If you select "I don't agree", then we can't introduce you.
※After you fill in the blank,please click the Confirm above.
※After you click the Confirm and check your information,please click the Send .