Why did you become a teacher?
After graduating from university, I worked for an airline company as a crew member. I had the chance to visit many countries all over the world and interact with many people from different countries. The experience enabled me to broaden my perspective. After that, I lived in the Czech Republic for two years and that was an amazing and exciting experience for me. Fortunately, I could take Czech lessons there and realized that studying foreign languages which I hadn’t studied is challenging but also interesting.
I became qualified as a Japanese teacher after returning to Japan because I would like to help foreigners who study Japanese.
What do you like about teaching?
Teaching Japanese is my chance to share my knowledge and at the same time learn new things about the thoughts of others oriented in different cultures. I feel that to teach a language is to learn the language itself. Each student in the class has different questions, and it always inspires me to dive into the features and depth of the Japanese language further.
Above all, I am really glad whenever my students become able to understand the grammar and to broaden their vocabulary from what they learn in the class and improve their Japanese.
How are your lessons?
I would like students to take my lesson in a relaxed environment so that they never feel nervous. I try to build a good relationship with students through our conversations. I would also like to know the reasons and motivation behind why you want to study Japanese so I can be aware of your needs and learning style. Let’s talk a lot about your interests, job, life in Japan and your home country.
In our lessons, I will correct your mistakes, grammar and pronunciation but I don’t want you to be afraid to make mistakes. I will proceed with the lesson while reviewing repeatedly when you can’t remember vocabulary and grammar. I know that learning a new language is always difficult, and I hope to help you to master Japanese.
I look forward to seeing you and talking with you at Japan Switch.
What are your hobbies?
I love flowers and plants because I was born in Takayama city in Gifu Prefecture, which is rich in nature. I enjoy growing plants and arranging flowers. I also enjoy doing yoga, cooking and watching anime with my children in my free time.
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