I graduated from Arizona State University in 2012 with a BA in Japanese Language. I lived in Japan for three years after that teaching English at local Kindergarten, Elementary and Middle Schools.
I grew up in Chiba prefecture near the city of Nagoya, Japan until Middle School where I attended classes with Japanese students. I started re-learning the language in High School and have been studying it for over 12 years now.
I still love the language. I took and passed the JLPT N2 in 2011 and am studying to take N1 next year.
My approach to learning, and teaching Japanese is perhaps a little different from others. Memorization and studying grammar can only get one so far in studying a language, so I emphasize speaking using real-life situations I encountered myself while living there. Kanji is also very important so there will be plenty of writing and reading in my lessons. I also use popular culture to practice common-speak and slang.
I taught English in Kindergarten, Elementary School and High School and Adults. During this time I learned how to organize lessons and make my own lesson plans. Come up with in class activities and games and teach all ages from 3 years to 80.
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