Rinko Sakuma : Japanese

Rinko Sakuma
Subject : Japanese
Native : Japanese
United Kingdom
(2630) Lessons
(1434) Reviews
Last class : Today
45 Min : $26.45 / £18.97 / €21.71
Hello, my name is Rinko Sakuma and I'm 39 years old and currently living in United Kingdom. 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 the UK. 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 the UK.

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 :
24 Apr 2018
By : Steve R
Subject : Japanese 
Good lesson as always! Rinko-sensei really helped with a few grammar points I was struggling with and pointed out pronounciation problems (te and ta!). Gave me plenty to work on until the next lesson. :)
23 Apr 2018
By : GMH
Subject : Japanese 
I had a meeting with Japanese people where I understood most of what they said or could have a good guess - this is progress!
20 Apr 2018
By : Steve R
Subject : Japanese 
Always look forward to lessons with Rinko. She is very accomodating and super patient with me at my most tired I’ve been. But still managed to keep me learning new stuff! :-)
20 Apr 2018
By : GMH
Subject : Japanese 
Good as ever

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