I am a qualified Japanese teacher (a certified 420+ hour training course) with a master’s degree in translation studies at University College London and a former elementary school teacher in Japan.
I have taught pupils in the 3rd grade and a class for children with special needs as a public elementary school teacher for several years after having completed my Master of Arts in Education Studies at a graduate school in Japan. Afterwards, I left the teaching job because I wanted to study translation and interpreting at University College London in the UK.
Finally, I settled in Tokyo in 2019 after shuttling between Tokyo and London for a couple of years to obtain my master’s degree in the UK.
I can empathize with those who study a second language very hard without prior knowledge because I myself started studying English from the elementary level after having decided to study abroad. Furthermore, from my experience in London as an expat, I know how challenging it can be, living in a foreign country with a language barrier and cultural gaps.
Let us discover together how learning Japanese can help you to overcome struggles and make your life more fun in Japan! I am looking forward to meeting you in our class.