Rinko Sakuma : Japanese

Rinko Sakuma
Subject : Japanese
Native : Japanese
(1649) Lessons
(1041) Reviews
Last class : Today
45 Min : $20.20 / £16.19 / €18.70

Hello, my name is Rinko Sakuma and I'm 38 years old and currently living in Japan. I am a native Japanese speaker and teach Japanese. I have taught online with Verbalplanet.com since January 2009. I can speak the following languages fluently: Japanese, English.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

I am a fully qualified Japanese trainer currently teaching corporate and private groups in Japan. I have worked in the USA, Australia and the UK due to my love of travel and international relations.

My teaching experience with Japanese has ranged from young learners through to MDs and company directors. Whoever I teach, the methodology remains the same...dynamic,communicative, student centered and fun!

I will be happy to guide you in your Japanese studies whether you are a complete beginner or seasoned learner.

Aside from languages I enjoy sports and pop music.

Qualifications & Experience

BSC Hons International Studies

Japanese Language Instructors Qualification

Postgraduate Certificate TJFL (Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language)

Postgraduate Diploma (Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language)

Experienced in public school and private sector teaching. Experience with young learners and adults.

Experienced in training teachers in Japan and UK.

I am currently working as a Japanese teacher in Japan.

Teaching Approach

I have experience teaching both Japanese and English at levels from beginner to advanced. I follow a modern student centered communicative approach which has been developed through years of public and private teaching experience. The emphasis in my lessons will always be on guided production allowing you to start speaking Japanese straight away.

My last class was :

01 Mar 2017
By : matthewearl
Subject : Japanese 

Wonderful first lesson! Rinko-san understood exactly what I am trying to learn (conversational Japanese) and got right to it teaching me things that really help. Thanks!

16 Feb 2017
By : Sebbor
Subject : Japanese 

This was my third lesson with Rinko-sensei, she is really friendly and good at teaching! ありがとうございました :)

15 Feb 2017
By : Ami K
Subject : Japanese 

First lesson today with Rinko-sensei and we had some initial connection difficulties but she very kindly gave me the full time. Rinko is patient and was good at pushing me to do better, I feel very positive about continuing with her.

06 Feb 2017
By : jeremy1
Subject : Japanese 

A great lesson from a great teacher - as always!

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