I have lived in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire in the United Kingdom since December 2009. I am originally from Kumamoto, where I completed a training course at the EII Japanese Language Centre. I have now been teaching Japanese to students of all levels for nearly ten years.
Please see my school's web page: http://www.chelt-nihongo.co.uk
I graduated from Kumamoto Dental Hygiene Technical College, then worked as a hygienist before changing careers and becoming an English teacher. I completed a training course at the EII Japanese Language Centre and began building my experience at language schools and in private study classes. I have now been teaching Japanese to students of all levels for over ten years, with seven year's experience of giving lessons online.
I teach both children and adults and from absolute beginners to advanced level students. I begin by introducing essential sentence patterns and teaching how to use them in practise conversations. I use role-play to make the conversations real and teach how to speak Japanese naturally.You will soon realise my lessons are completely different from normal language studies at school and find that my method is both practical and effective.
I use an online whiteboard to illustrate my lessons. You can see examples of my lessons plans for different levels of study on my web site: http://chelt-nihongo.co.uk/lessons.htm
I look forward to meeting you and helping with your Japanese study!
She is an excellent teacher. I had a lot fun learning the lesson. She made me feel at ease and she has a lot of patience. I am looking forward to my next lesson with her.
My first session has encouraged me to believe this is a course which will actually get me speaking !
The lesson was great and it sounded like the tutor knew my current level.