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City / Country of origin: Tokyo, Japan

Mother language: Japanese

Spoken languages: English, Japanese, French

ABOUT THE TEACHER

Hello, I am a native level bilingual speaker of Japanese and English with 20 years of experience in teaching both Japanese and ESL. I was born in Yokohama, Japan, grew up there and also in the USA. I am now living in Toronto, Canada permanently. My educational background includes Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics (incl Japanese teaching method), Bachelor of Education Graduate Entry in Languages (ESL, Japanese), Master of Science.

I teach Japanese to the learners of all backgrounds: tourists, temporary visitors on business, spouses or relatives of Japanese, people planning to teach English there, or lovers of the Japanese culture at any level: absolute beginners, intermediate, advanced, university and business levels. There are no books to buy - materials that are tailor-made to your level/needs are provided on an ongoing basis.

Languages are great! They widen the horizon of your life and bring adventures! Go for Japanese, especially in the prospect of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo!

TEACHER EDUCATION

Master of Science (Sociology), University of California, Davis, 1988
Bachelor of Arts (Linguistics; Japanese Teaching Method), University of Oregon, 1988
Bachelor of Education (ESL, Japanese),Griffith University, 2004

TEACHER EXPERIENCE

2015 – Current
Position Japanese Instructor
Employer Language Tutors
Duties Instructing intermediate level Japanese to a class of Canadian-Japanese family.

2006 – Current
Position Interpretation/Translation (English-Japanese) Freelancer
Duties Live and written bidirectional translation of English-Japanese. Work

2008
Position Japanese Instructor
Employer Mizuho Corporate Bank, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duties Instructing Japanese to 20 Australian employees for daily communication

1996-2004
Position Language Instructor (Japanese and English)
Employers North Brisbane Institute of TAFE; International Languages, Brisbane, QLD.; Language Studies International, Brisbane, QLD. Berlitz Japan Inc. Jiyugaoka, Tokyo, Japan; LADO International College, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan; YMCA Yokohama, Japan
Duties Instructing native English speakers requiring introductory Japanese for living in and visiting Japan; teaching English as a second language to Japanese students.

Courses by this teacher:

Japanese for Beginners