Learn a new language and see where it takes you. Whether you want to make the most of your holiday,

get that promotion at work or be able to have a conversation with your relatives from other countries.  

Speaking a new language will give you lots of benefits and new opportunities

Our lessons can get you well on your way to learning how to speak, read, and write English or Nihon-go:

the Japanese alphabet(including Hiragana and Katakana) as well as Kanji (Chinese characters),

vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, and common words and phrases.

Takeshi has completed his Japanese teaching qualification and began his

teaching career doing 1-1 lessons in 2006.   Currently he provides Conversational and Business Japanese language tuition to staff at companies based in Swindon in 1-1 or group sessions.

He also teaches evening adult classes at New College Swindon, where students start with the basics in Japanese and then improve their levels as the terms progress.

New for 2017 Japanese GCSE  

New Term starts 2018 January 

Akiyama Connects connects you to a new language


•    individual sessions in your home or online 

•    Lessons tailored to ability and age 
•    Corporate language training or Team Building sessions


As qualified and experienced language teachers, our strengths are providing the right level of support yet challenging students in a relaxed atmosphere. 


As passionate teachers  we always care deeply about our students and helping them achieve their best results. Whilst engaging in lessons, students benefit in many ways
-become confident
-feel comfortable in a foreign country
-improve listening, speaking, reading and writing skills  
After setting up a tutoring business in 2004, Helen teaches children from pre-school up to 6th form college.and advises Japanese families relocated to the UK, Before having her own business Helen

taught at Elementary and Junior High schools in

Japan from 1997 to 2000 and taught languages in

Secondary schools in the UK for 6 years.


For TEFL lessons, Helen is experienced in working with

families who are living in a foreign country for the first

time with a limited knowledge of local culture and are

looking for a professional teacher to enhance their time



TEFL Lessons can help you complete daily tasks such

as shopping, travelling, leisure, eating out and social 

interaction. We cover grammar and pronunciation to

help you develop your skills. We teach Japanese and

English as a Foreign Language for pupils aged 5 years

to adult. Lessons can be daytime and evening for one

hour or 90 minutes


Helen offers support in daily life and her motto is “I am happy and ready to help.” 

How would I benefit from language lessons with Akiyama Connects?

We are experts specialising in language tuition with the main aim of helping you increase your confidence and be able to live or travel smoothly in a new culture 


What kind of topic or curriculum would I follow?

For 1-1 lessons, we establish your strengths and weaknesses as well as discussing what kind of outcomes you require. Then we plan and deliver suitable lessons to enable you to communicate and understand a new language in an enjoyable way.  

Helen and Takeshi are both reliable, professional, trustworthy, compassionate, friendly and knowledgeable.

Language Beginners*

Thur 6.30 – 8.30pm         20 September                   11wks                   £125                       EN5322a T1

Thur 6.30 – 8.30pm         17 January                        11wks                   £125                       EN5322b T2


Language Continuers*

Mon 6.30 – 8.30pm           17 September                  11wks                   £125                       EN5340   T1

Mon 6.30 – 8.30pm           14 January                       11wks                   £125                       EN5340b T2

Advanced Conversational*

Tues 6.30 – 8.30pm           18 September                 11wks                   £125                       EN5340   T1


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