Why did you become a teacher?
First of all, through my volunteer work helping students with their homework and daily conversation at a Japanese language school, I met foreign students from many continents who inspired me and taught me there are different cultures and ways of thinking in each country. Until that time I had never thought of this obvious fact. The next reason is that I had the chance to work as an assistant to Japanese teachers at public high schools in New Caledonia. To be honest, it was hard for me at first. But, more than that, it was a lot of fun! I learned a lot from the French and Melanesian students.Through these experiences I finally decided to get qualified as a Japanese teacher in Japan.
What do you like about teaching?
To me, teaching Japanese also means learning the culture of my students and sharing my own at the same time. Thanks to my students, I can learn more. Additionally, I always appreciate hearing about their interest in Japan.
How are your lessons?
I try to use as much Japanese as possible, depending on the student's level of understanding. I also help them to guess what the dialogue is about from listening and hints, rather than giving them all the information right away. In this way, I try to prepare them for the Japanese conversations they'll come across in their daily lives in Japan. I also try to make them feel relaxed so that they can express themselves easily.
What are your hobbies?
I like to visit new places, walk in nature, and try delicious local foods wherever I go. I also like visiting museums. Next, I'm interested in trying hot yoga when I have the chance.
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