Keiko M : Japanese

Keiko M
Subject : Japanese Native
United States
(322) Lessons
100%      
(87) Reviews
Last class : 8+ days
8+ days
Offline
45 Min : $20.18 / £15.55 / €17.41
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 taught online 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 :
8+ days ago.
 
14 Jun 2018
By : japanxxi
Subject : Japanese 
The lesson was very fun! The sentence examples given was helpful for me to understand the grammar and how to use it.
 
13 Jun 2018
By : CurtisL
Subject : Japanese 
みますにほんごできます。 すみません あのお、すこしできません
 
31 May 2018
By : Jaioneig
Subject : Japanese 
Keiko san is a fantastic teacher. Very organised, efficient and encouraging. Time flies during her lessons
 
09 May 2018
By : Bianca18
Subject : Japanese 
Our lesson was very smooth. I was able to practice a lot as well. I would recommend taking a class with Keiko sensei if you want to prepare to live in Japan.

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