Takako T : Japanese
Takako T
Japanese Native
Sessions: 2203
Last class: Today
 325 Reviews: 100% Positive
£19.81 / €23.29 / $26.30
Trial: 50% Off
  Hello, my name is Takako T and I'm 53 years old and currently living in New Zealand. I am a native Japanese speaker and teach English, Japanese. I have been an online Japanese teacher with Verbalplanet since November 2013. I can speak the following languages fluently: Japanese, English. I am currently offering a discounted initial trial lesson at 50% off my normal lesson price for new students. 
My Latest Feedback
18 Nov 2021
Emma R
 Another extremely fun lesson. Takako-san corrects my conversation and types out tricky words and grammar. Thank you. 
13 Nov 2021
Emma R
 Another fun and enjoyable lesson. Thank you for the corrections and new vocabulary. 
03 Nov 2021
Emma R
 Another great class. Takako sensei corrects my conversation so I can keep making progress. Her lessons are always enjoyable and fun! 
28 Oct 2021
Emma R
 Such a fun conversation lesson. Thank you for the very enjoyable lesson.  
07 Oct 2021
Emma R
 It was a great lesson. 
30 Sep 2021
Emma R
 Today's lesson was very enjoyable. It is fun to talk with Takako. I like how she corrects my mistakes and types them so I can study later. Thank you for the fun lessons. 今日のレッスンは楽しかったです。ありがとうございました。 
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About me - English

Hello everyone!

I am a native Japanese speaker currently living in New Zealand. I am a highly qualified language teacher with over 20 years of experience in Japan and New Zealand. I am confident in providing quality lessons you will enjoy! I love arts, music and dance. I am a Master of Ikebana, used to play the guitar and double bass in an orchestra.

I look forward to offering enjoyable lessons!

Qualifications & Experience


・Master of Arts (Hons) (Masters), New Zealand

・Graduate Diploma of Teaching (secondary), New Zealand

・Japanese Language Teaching Competency Test Pass, Japan

・Japanese Language Education Course completed, Japan

・Bachelor of Arts (Bachelors), Japan


I have been teaching Japanese at schools (Japanese language schools in Japan, secondary and intermediate schools in New Zealand) for over 20 years. As for NCEA , I have taught up to scholarship level with great success. I have created numerous NCEA materials and published NCEA textbooks.

I have a wide variety of teaching and coaching experience including Japanese speech contests (many winners), JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) and creating online interactive language resources. My students include school students, university students, university lectures and professors, exchange students, English teachers in Japan, Japanese language teachers, researchers, business consultants, accountants, lawyers, IT specialists, photographers, media reporters, Japanese travelers, Karate athletes, rugby players, an Olympic athlete, musicians, fashion stylist, a movie director, animators, animation producers and more. It has been my pleasure to assist them to improve their Japanese language skills and to enjoy Japanese culture further, and also to talk about their own passion and/or work in the target language.

In addition to Japanese, I would like to teach English as well. At schools in New Zealand, I have taught English to non-native English speakers and was in charge of the Department of International students. I would be happy to help native Japanese speakers to practise English before they actually communicate with native English speakers. Especially, if you are visiting New Zealand, I can also provide useful information on the life, culture, school and much more in this country through English lessons.

Teaching Approach

- consider each student's goals and interests.

- encouraging, well prepared, give constructive advice and suggestions, help students to increase their confidence in communicating in Japanese!

Please note:

lesson cancellation --> If you need to cancel a lesson, please inform me as soon as possible. If a cancellation is made within 24 hours prior to the lesson, full lesson fee will be charged.

lesson fees --> I am happy to offer extra assistance so that you can improve your Japanese quickly and efficiently. However, in case the outside-lesson assistance requires more than 10 minutes outside lesson time (e.g. lesson preparation, marking, research, translation etc.), extra lesson fee will be charged. Please inquire in advance, if you have any questions.

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About me - Japanese


ニュージーランドでの日本語教師歴が十五年以上になりました、指導経験豊富な、日本語教師です。生徒さん一人ひとりの目的、興味、レベルを考慮した、楽しく役立つレッスンを 責任を持ってご提供いたします。

こちらの学校では 日本語だけでなく、地理、社会、IT、ESOL(英語)、それにダンスも教えてきましたので、英語を勉強したい方も、ぜひ、ご連絡ください。旅行、テスト、留学、ビジネスなど、目的にあったレッスンをさせていただきます。 

Qualifications & Experience


- マッセー大学 修士課程修了(優等) 

- マッセー大学 高校教員養成課程修了

- 東北大学 学士課程修了

- NZ高校教員資格

- 日本語教育能力検定試験合格

- 日本語教師養成講座修了


- 日本語 -

日本では日本語学校で、ニュージーランドでは 中学校、高校で 日本語を指導。

NZ全国試験用の問題集等を 出版。


日本語能力検定試験等の各種語学試験・テスト、スピーチコンテストの指導でも 実績多。

- 英語 - (日本語に加え、初級・中級の英語も教えます。)



Teaching Approach

-  一人ひとりの 学習目的、興味等を考慮し、親切、丁寧に指導させていただきます。

-  レッスンの積み重ねで 効果的に語学が上達し、自信をもって 楽しくコミュニケーションできるようになることを目指します。

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