Hello everyone! First of all, I'm very glad that you're interested in Japanese!
I was born in Japan and I am a native Japanese speaker. I was born in Kyushu and lives in the U.S now.
I love learning foreign languages, so I majored in English at my university and took a coursework for teaching Japanese to foreigners as a minor subject. Learning foreign languages means learning other countries. I believe it has a big meaning for all of us.
I used to work at a junior high school in Japan and taught English. Now, I work as an after school teacher. I love to teach children new things and learn together.
I hope to share my cultural, experience, and knowledge with you guys through teaching Japanese!
- Personal tutor for middle school & high school students (4 years)
- English teacher at junior high school in Japan (5 2/1 years)
- Coordinator at a translation company (3 years)
- Teaching certificate( English )
- Child Development Certificate
My goal is making students be independent learners. Once you gain confidence, I'm pretty sure you will be a successful learner.
I use English and Japanese when I teach you writing and reading, but I will encourage you to use Japanese when you focus on speaking and listening.
Using visual ads is sufficient when we learn foreign languages. I will use the materials which are good for you.
If you desire, I will make worksheets as an assignment and provide them to you.
If you're a beginner, I will start with teaching Japanese Hiragana and Katakana letters. You'll mater them in 5-7 lessons (depends on how hard you review them at home after each lesson).
Once you master them all, I will introduce some Japanese words and make you practice reading Hiragana and Katakana sentences. Then I will gradually start teaching grammars.
Please feel free to request what you want to learn.
I would make a plan based on your experience and goal.