- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Hi, I'm Chieko. I'm Japanese and living in California but go back and forth between here and Tokyo. So I know the trend of Japan well. Furthermore, I have long working experience as manager in some major international companies in Japan. So I can help you communicate with Japanese workers using natural and effective language. I know the business custom is very different between countries and Japan's one is a little complicated.. So, if you'd like to get along with Japanese, please ask me what to do in a situation you encounter.
I have successfully passed the Japanese Language Teaching Competency Test authorized by the Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language in October 2016.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
I am a native Japanese speaker. I'm now living in the USA but also in Japan and go back and forth here and Tokyo. So I know the Japanese trend well from comics to business.
I have long working experience as engineering manager at some major international companies in japan. I know it is difficult for you to communicate with Japanese workers because there are a lot of business custom differences between Japan and other countries. If you feel something wrong in your communication with Japanese, please let me know it. I believe I can give you some tips on each specific situation.
I have the teaching credential of general science for middle and high school students certified by the Japanese University and I have successfully passed the Japanese language Teaching Competency Test authorized by the Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language in Oct 2016.
Regarding the textbooks, I will adjust the textbooks and materials used in my lessons according to the student's level, requirements and goals. I have many textbooks and workbooks for the Japanese language learners which I bought in Japan recently. They include textbooks for the Japanese language proficiency Test (JLPT) N1 -N5.
Chieko was sweet, patient, and organized. I felt very comfortable asking questions ranging from definitions to pronunciations to cultural implications. The first lesson focused on assessing my level, so I think it will only get better going forward.
Wonderful lesson- thank you so much Chieko-sensei!
I am thoroughly enjoying my lessons with Chieko sensei! She is a very kind and patient teacher and she makes learning a lot of fun! I am learning so much already!
very nice and understanding always asking if I have any questions at the end
My son is really enjoying his lessons!
I really enjoyed my first lesson with Chieko-sensei. She went at a fairly easy-to-follow pace, she was friendly and kind when I made mistakes, and she was eager to help with my grammar questions. I’m looking forward to the next lesson!
Excellent first lesson!
Chieko is a great instructor! Her lessons are clear and easy to follow, and she is very pleasant! We are looking forward to more lessons with her!
Chieko is really smart and fast on the uptake; she 'gets' what you're trying to do even when you yourself are not quite sure. I need someone to help me alchemically (i.e., LINGUISTICALLY) transform ideas that, after decades of trying and failing, it looks like I finally might be able to express. However, I can express them only in English. But since the heroine of the Magic Enchanted Metaphysical Fairytale (sic) by which those ideas are being expressed is a Japanese woman who speaks no meaningful English, I need to see how she thinks and feels in Japanese too. I think 中村千恵子 is just exactly the right person sent directly from 天 to help me do this! (袖触れ合うも多少のえん).Show More
She is good and my daughter enjoyed.
Chieko-san has an extremely good understanding of how to organize, present, and explain the various grammatical forms and sentence patterns of Japanese to a native English speaker. Her very effective study materials and practice tests helped me check my progress and clear up misunderstandings. As well, her positive comments encouraged me to keep working toward my goal.Show More
Chieko-san has brought high quality and challenging material that has enabled us to find out which areas of Japanese I should target for the next phase of my studies. With this approach, she helps me develop confidence while at the same time I find out what I don't know so well, and need to practice more. I expect that her teaching methods will bring even more benefits as the subject matter becomes more advanced and sophisticated, and making sense of the language and not just memorizing become more and more important.Show More
I have taken 5 lessons so far and I enjoy every bit of my class. I have learned so much in a short amount of time that I feel confident I will do great on my trip to Japan. Best Teacher ever!
She is an amazing teacher! She gets to know you personally to help achieve your goal. I would recommend Chieko.