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Keiko M : Japanese
Keiko M
Japanese Native
Sessions: 1312
Last class: Today
 191 Reviews: 100% Positive
     
£16.49 / €18.95 / $22.43
Trial: Free
  Hello, my name is Keiko M and I'm 51 years old and currently living in Japan. I am a native Japanese speaker and teach Japanese. I have been an online Japanese teacher with Verbalplanet since January 2017. I can speak the following languages fluently: Japanese, English. I am currently offering a free initial trial lesson for new students. 
My Latest Feedback
16 Sep 2020
 
Michael C
 Started lesson 4 and it was fun! 
09 Sep 2020
 
Michael C
 Great lesson! Learned how to ask would you like question. 
03 Sep 2020
 
ThreeFlowers
 Thank you!  
02 Sep 2020
 
Michael C
 Another fun lesson! 
30 Aug 2020
 
samteddymay
 Keiko sensei is an excellent teacher - kind, encouraging, and gentle for my son. 
28 Aug 2020
 
MaxK
 Another fantastic lesson from Keiko, already booked my next one! 
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About me - English

Hajimemashite.

I am Keiko and I have two children. I was born and raised in Japan. I grew up in the Tokyo area, so my Japanese pronunciation is standard.

I lived in Illinois USA for 3 years, Hague the Netherlands for 4 years and have lived in California USA since 2012. I like watching sports programs such as tennis, golf, football, baseball, hockey, basketball etc...

I love to cook for my family. I am proud that my children grew up with my homemade meals. The bento-box is my specialty. I made this every morning for 12 years.

Japanese is my first language and native country, so I am able to teach you about Japanese language and customs simultaneously. I will make your lessons both enjoyable and modify them for your specific needs.

Qualifications & Experience

I completed the Boat People Assistance Association training course for teaching Japanese to foreign people in 2001.

In Japan, I was a member of the Boat People Assistance Association for Vietnamese, Laotian, and Cambodian people.

I taught Japanese to them as a volunteer teacher from 2001 to 2005.

In the Netherlands, I have experience in helping the expatriate students at the Japanese School in Amsterdam as an assistant teacher in the Saturday program from 2006 to 2009.

In the US, I have taught Japanese as a professional tutor since 2012.

Teaching Approach

In my experience, adults wish to learn Japanese for a variety of different reasons.

Preparing for a vacation or business trip in Japan and preparing for their exam is the most popular motivation.

I want them to concentrate my lesson, so I will make the lesson plan which is within 5 times.

It works very well to them so far. They visit Japan several times and I am glad they also return to my student.

I also have helped my students who have the plan to visit Japan. I have given them the ideas where they want to visit and how to spend their time there and many wish to visit Japan again.

My specialty is good for the kids who are over 6 years old. I've taught them Japanese as a private tutor and a online tutor. I didn't expect that Kids would be good for online lesson when I started to teach Japanese at Verbalplanet. But they enjoy the lesson with me, and could speak Japanese very flexible. They want to talk to me about their daily activity in Japanese, and the same time they want to know new words. This process is very natural and they can increase the vocabulary. I am strict about the particle when they make the sentences, so they don't struggle with the particles.

In my lessons with children, I utilize cards, pictures, paper dolls, and a whiteboard. I provide original texts that I customize for every child. Some of the children I've taught had previously gone to Japanese schools but found it confusing because they couldn't understand what was going on the classroom. Now they love their Japanese lessons and tell me 'I like speaking Japanese’.

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