Sayuri S : Japanese
Sayuri S
Japanese Native
Sessions: 2258
Last class: Yesterday
 221 Reviews: 100% Positive
£18.41 / €21.53 / $19.98
  Hello, my name is Sayuri S and I'm 34 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 March 2020. I can speak the following languages fluently: Japanese, English, Spanish.  
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27 Oct 2022
 Yesterday, we were reading "The Mouse's Marriage" (ネズミの嫁入り)together. I had a lot of questions on the vocabulary used in the story, so unfortunately, we didn't even get to finish the story. But, I had fun and learned a lot. Next time, we will finish the story and start on Genki 1 chapter 9 grammar. ありがとうございます、さゆり先生。 
12 Oct 2022
 Yesterday, we went over Chapter 8 in Genki 1. In chapter 8, we covered the short forms and their usage in informal speech, short forms in quoted speech (~と思います)、short forms in quoted speech (~と言っていました)、~ないでください (Please don't...), Verbのが好きです・上手です(nominalizing verbs), The subject particle が, and 何か and 何も (something and anything). Next week, we'll be going over a story called The Mouse's Marriage (ねずみの嫁入り) and chapter 9 in Genki 1. さゆり先生は優しい先生です。 
02 Oct 2022
 Today, we went over Chapter 7 of Genki 1. This covers more uses of the te-form, adjective/noun connectors, counting people, and more. I struggled a bit, because I had spent some of the week finishing Chapter 6 in the Genki 1 workbook, so didn't get to spend as much time studying and practicing Chapter 7 as I would have liked. But, さゆり先生 was very patient and understanding with me. She really is an amazing teacher. Next week, we're covering chapter 8. 
24 Sep 2022
 ありがとうございます、さゆり先生。Today we covered chapter 6 in Genki 1. We covered the various uses of the te-form and the construction for "because" and for offering assistance. It was very fun, and I feel more confident in using the te-form and in my speaking skills. 
17 Sep 2022
Andy M
 わたし は にほんご を まなぶ の が すきです。 
16 Sep 2022
 My class with さゆり先生 was very fun. We practiced speaking about various topics, and she was very patient with me. I was very nervous. I also got to practice pronunciation, and next time we will be working on the te-form grammar point. She was very polite, and helped me ease back into practicing speaking. The 9 stars are for my performance, as I kept messing up on things I knew. 
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About me - English


My name is Sayuri.

I'm an experienced and qualified Japanese teacher.

I have lived in Spain, Australia, Canada etc. I like traveling, eating, dancing and, off course, teaching Japanese language and culture. I would love to assist you with learning Japanese! I'm looking forward to hearing from you!

Let's enjoy Japanese together!

Qualifications & Experience


・Japanese Language Teaching Competency Test Pass, Japan

・Japanese Language Education Course completed, Japan

・ Elementary School Teacher Certification

・Junior High School Teacher Certification of English


I have been teaching Japanese at schools (Japanese language schools in Tokyo) for over 3 years.

I have a wide variety of teaching and coaching experience including JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test), kids courses, company trainings and so on.

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!

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