Kenji Luis Taniguchi

Kenji Luis T.

Indianapolis, IN

About Kenji Luis T.

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Kenji Luis teaches: Ages 10 and up
Teaching since: August 2006
Last sign in: Today

Overview

I grew up speaking English, Portuguese & Japanese in a multilingual family and from a young age developed a strong affinity & penchant for languages. I attended an English-Portuguese Bilingual school through 6th grade and studied Japanese 4 years in high school, along with weekend Japanese school classes. In college I went on to major in International Relations & Diplomacy with a concentration in French studies, also honing my Spanish that I had picked up along the way (with Romance Languages, I have a very easy time of language absorption). I've gone on to work for international companies wherein my language skills have been highly sought after, translating & communicating often in all my language strengths.

Experience

Global Export Sales Assistant

Jun 2009 - Aug 2011
Nishimoto Trading Company

Maintaining communication primarily with customer accounts in Central & South America, receiving orders & processing visa documents for large shipments. Also, creating & proofreading foreign labeling for all items being sold abroad.

Spanish Tutor

Jan 2006 - May 2008
Private Tutoring

Japanese Tutor

Sep 1999 - Jun 2003
Private Tutor

Education

International Business

Aug 2009 - May 2011
California State University - Fullerton

International Relations & Diplomacy (French)

Aug 2005 - May 2009
Seton Hall University - Whitehead School of Diplomacy (New Jersey)

Languages Spoken

French

Professional Proficiency

Japanese

Professional Proficiency

Portuguese

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Professional Proficiency

Awards

Japanese National Honors Society

Mar 2003
The Japan Foundation
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24 Reviews on Kenji Luis T.

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Lola &. Sep 11, 2016
Spanish · Online
Verified Student
Very patient and kind. My 7-year old twins look forward to their weekly lessons.
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Aj Sep 7, 2016
Japanese · Online
Verified Student
Kenji is a wonderful teacher he has shown great patient with my 12 year old son he spends time going over work to make sure he understands it he is polite and wonderful with kids I highly recommend him
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Alex Sep 1, 2016
Japanese · Online
Verified Student
Great first lesson! He's patient, easy to understand, and knows his stuff. Pumped for more lessons
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H. Hall Aug 30, 2016
French · Online
My son really enjoyed his first lesson!
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Janelle Aug 26, 2016
French · Online
Verified Student
Great first lesson. Thanks!
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Phoebe Aug 17, 2016
Spanish · Online
Verified Student
¡Buena leccion! Tengo ganas de estudiar y aprender :)
Muchas gracias...
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Michelle Aug 11, 2016
French · In home
Verified Student
Wonderful patient first lesson together!
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Jesse K. Aug 1, 2016
Japanese · Online
Verified Student
Having been taking Japanese lessons with Kenji for just under one month, I can confidently say this has already been a fantastic experience. Language learning is no cakewalk, but Kenji has the ability to put students at ease while keeping the lessons focused and productive. Questions are always welcome and you are never left feeling as though you are "on your own." I have elected to take 1 hour courses and would recommend any beginners to do the same. It provides ample time for a mix of review, sample exercises, and new topics.

If you have any hesitation, simply schedule one or two courses. I guarantee you'll be renewing your schedule the second you wrap up your first class.
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Mohammed Jul 27, 2016
French · Online
Verified Student
Best instructor ever.
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Chris Jul 12, 2016
Spanish · Online
Verified Student
Kenji is a great instructor. Really enjoy our lessons and am learning quite a bit every time. The time flies by! Highly recommend.