I am Masano, a Japanese native speaker and a qualified Japanese language teacher. I was born and raised in Shizuoka City (in the middle of Japan), but now I live in Tokyo.
I have been teaching Japanese from beginners to advanced level students. I am good at teaching people who have some basic Japanese and would like to try using more expressions. I can teach conversational Japanese, business Japanese, Japanese for certification exams, Japanese in specific fields (sports, music, traditional culture, medical science etc.).
I like learning languages and have been learning English, German, Spanish, Mandarin and Korean. Also, I like watching sports (soccer, sumo, tennis, volleyball), listening to music (jazz, latin), and seeing plays.
I am looking forward to talking with you!
!! Check out my podcast (For upper-beginner/intermediate/advanced learners) !!
- B.A. in linguistics
- Completed the 420-hour Japanese language education training course
- Passed the Japanese language teaching competency test
- 4 years of experience in teaching Japanese online (one-on-one/group)
- 16 years of experience in live captioning on TV programs and conferences
- 5 years of experience in system and software engineering
My lesson is ideal if you would like to:
-- talk about your favorites or specialty in Japanese
-- practice Japanese you have already learned
-- learn survival Japanese
-- focus on pronunciation
-- have your presentation in Japanese checked
I think listening and building vocabulary are quite important to speak a language, so we will focus on them. Furthermore, I will introduce books/websites/podcasts so that you can learn Japanese outside the lessons.
I basically speak Japanese during the lesson, but also speak English as needed.
My lessons are great for those who have some basic Japanese and would like to try using a variety of expressions. We will pick up materials which meet your needs. Please let me know what you would like to do on our lesson. Let's work together!