Why did you become a teacher?
I was working in a multinational firm where I was responsible for crop production. I found it extremely exciting when mutual understanding could be reached among people of different backgrounds and nationalities. I had begun to think someday after retirement it would be great if I could be the one to foster communication between people of different cultures and backgrounds. I also realized that I was having an interest in language teaching skills.
That’s why I stepped forward and became an online Japanese language teacher at Japan Switch.
What do you like about teaching?
I like the moments when the student can share her/his thoughts, needs, ideas and experiences.
Students' questions always inspire me. Especially unexpected ones give me inspiration to rethink the way of teaching and even Japanese culture behind the languages!
How are your Online Japanese lessons?
Each student has different goals and study styles regarding Japanese language learning. I saw many different types of students like “one wanted to be able to survive in Japan” “ one to be able to communicate in business” “one wanted to communicate with friends in share house”
I strive to accommodate our Japanese language student individual needs.
What are your hobbies?
Playing the drums! My band usually has live performances 5 times a year playing like Carol King, Linda Ronstadt, Stevie Nicks ……………
It is so sad that we haven’t been able to have any performance since last year due to Covid 19. I love travelling to explore towns, architecture, foods, drinks, music.
Before the pandemic I travelled Berlin 4 times, Taipei 2 times, Hanoi, Singapore, Italy, Seattle, Portland and Akita, Hiroshima and Okinawa in 5 years.
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Japan Switch provides affordable morning and noon Japanese lessons in Tokyo. Centrally located, relaxed environment and quality textbooks. Japan Switch is your alternative option to a Japanese language school in Tokyo.
Opening Days : Monday - Friday
Shinjuku Branch : Opening Hours
9:30 - 1:30 PM - Group & Private Lessons
2:00 - 5:00 PM - Private Lessons
Online Branch : Opening Hours
9:30 - 1:00 PM - Private Lessons