Keiko M : Japanese

Keiko M
Subject : Japanese Native
United States
(382) Lessons
100%      
(105) Reviews
Last class : Yesterday
Yesterday
Online
45 Min : $20.20 / £15.50 / €17.61
Trial: FREE
Hello, my name is Keiko M and I'm 51 years old and currently living in United States. I am a native Japanese speaker and teach Japanese. I have been an online Japanese teacher with Verbalplanet.com since January 2017. I can speak the following languages fluently: Japanese, English. I am currently offering a free initial trial lesson for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

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 programmes 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 speciality. 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 sevral 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.

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’.

My last class was :
Yesterday.
 
19 Oct 2018
By : ApplesforJam
Subject : Japanese 
Keiko-San is a wonderful teacher! She is organised, extremely encouraging and reliable. I feel very comfortable with her and we always have great fun during our lessons. I can honestly recommend her to anybody who is learning Japanese.
 
11 Oct 2018
By : CelinaA
Subject : Japanese 
Plus Ms Keiko is very kind and patient, she is very funny too, it is a pleasure to learn with her. thank you
 
01 Oct 2018
By : CelinaA
Subject : Japanese 
Ms Keiko is a great teacher and very kind and open heart. I am so grateful that I found her here for my goals on Japanese language
 
30 Sep 2018
By : CelinaA
Subject : Japanese 
Thank you for the hard work and inspired word for my translation :)

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