There are several textbook series out there that do a good job in taking you through the Japanese language in a structured fashion, though they do so in different ways.
The two most popular series (Genki and Minna no Nihongo) are written in English, but have a long history and are well respected course books.
It will be up to the student to see with what book you would like to work, and I will do my best to point you in the right direction.
Genki means something along the lines of 'healthy' or 'energetic' and the series of books under the Genki banner sure are enthusiastic in dishing out lots of grammar at a high rate.
Minna no Nihongo in Japanese comes down to 'Japanese for everyone' and this series is also the one that's being used at Leiden University.
Marugoto has the association of 'entirely' or 'completely', meaning that these course books will take you through the Japanese language in a comprehensive manner. Many classes in group setting opt for marugoto.
When it comes to learning the writing systems (of which Japanese has three that work together) I always advice using the books from the 'Let's Learn' series to get accustomed to hiragana and katakana first.
These books do a good job in teaching you the correct writing style of these basic syllables.
My aim is to develop a teaching method the student is most comfortable with and takes into account your wishes and Japanese proficiency.
The private lessons can consist of the following:
Homework consists of mainly studying the grammar, trying to keep your vocabulary up-to-date, and making exercises in a workbook. I will also ask you to translate English sentences into Japanese so that we can discuss these in class.
Naturally I am very open to the student's input too, so let's make a great lesson together!
Ik verzorg Japanse privélessen in Utrecht (aan huis of bij mij) en Skype-lessen voor iedereen buiten Utrecht zowel in het Engels als in het Nederlands.
Japanese Private Lessons Hinode
I provide private Japanese lessons in Utrecht, Netherlands both at your home or at my place both in English and in Dutch.
I also provide lessons via Skype.