Yumiko Tanaka

Yumiko T.

Rome, GA
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
こんにちは (Konnichiwa) Let's start speaking Japanese today!
Anyone who tries to learn a new language always starts with one word (often a fun word like “sushi”) which will multiply as you submerge yourself into the world of Japanese. And the best way is to make your leaning experience authentic, handy, affordable, and fun! What would you like to talk or learn about? Please tell me more!

I am a native Japanese speaker who was born, grew up, and worked in Japan. I have also taught Japanese and worked for a major Japanese trading company.
Lessons can be provided either online (you can attend the lessons in your PJs) or face-to-face by meeting up at a coffee shop, a library, or other locations that we can agree on. Level, content, and speed of lessons will be tailored to your interest and goals. Friends or family members are welcome to join (with No extra charges), if you are shy or want to make it more fun.
Student age can be from age two to up (I am a parent). Lesson level can be from beginner to advanced, from daily conversation to business Japanese.

About Yumiko T.

My name is Yumiko. I was born and grew up in Yamanashi (Japan) where many peach trees grow like in Georgia where I currently live. After graduating from a local university where I studied French, I worked for a major Japanese trading company in Tokyo. About ten years ago, I moved to a small town in Iowa where I taught Japanese to junior high school students and also tutored university students. After moving to a larger city, I worked for another Japanese trading company, a translation company, and a Japanese manufacturing company by utilizing my language skills.

My passion is to share the joy of expanding your world by learning new languages and cultures. Being able to speak another language is like a magic that connects you to new people and brings you new opportunities. I am more than happy to help you on your experience, especially to make it fun!

Level, content, and speed of lessons will be tailored to your interest and goals. Friends or family members are welcome to join (with no extra charges), if you are shy or want to make it more fun. Student age can be from five and up (I am a parent, and I love interacting with kids). Lesson level can be from beginner to advanced, from daily conversation to business Japanese. French-speaking students are also "bienvenus!"

Please feel free to reach out to me to see if we are a good match!

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Experience

Japanese Teacher
Jan 2011 - Mar 2012

Iowa City Japanese School

Taught eighth grade students in weekly lessons in math, Japanese history, and Japanese language and literature. Also, substituted and taught younger students. Prepared yearly curriculum and weekly reports.

Japanese Language Tutor
Jan 2011 - Apr 2011

Volunteer

Taught Japanese language and culture to local university students. Helped them in planning their trips to Japan. Also attended a university class as a guest native Japanese speaker to assist the class.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in French
Apr 2001 - Mar 2007

University of Yamanashi, Kofu, Japan

Exchange student
Aug 2004 - May 2005

Université Jean Moulin Lyon III, Lyon, France

Exchange student
Aug 1998 - May 1999

Iowa Mennonite School, Iowa, USA

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Japanese

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Grade B2, Diplôme d'Études en Langue Française (DELF), Sèvre
Jan 2012

French Ministry of Education

仏検準一級, Grade Pre-1, Diplôme d’Aptitude Pratique au Français, Tokyo
Jan 2004

公益財団法人フランス語教育振興協会(APEF)

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