Instructors

Kumi

  • IMG_20190226_144121Education: Bachelor’s Degree, Faculty of Foreign Studies – Osaka University
  • Training: Completed 420 hours as a Japanese language teacher
  • Certifications:
    • Certified Japanese Language Teacher
    • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Oral Proficiency Interview (ACTFL OPI) Tester
  • Language Instructor for the highest-ranking American officials in Fukuoka, Japan

<Notes from Kumi>

I am really interested in studying the differences between Japanese and other
languages and I enjoy sharing what I learn with my students.
I am excited to offer high quality and helpful Japanese classes!
We will have fun together on your journey to learn the Japanese language and culture.

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Sayaka

  • Education: Associates of Technical Arts Degree– Edmonds Community College, Seattle, WA-USAIMG_20190304_144601
  • Training: Completed 420 hours as a Japanese language teacher
  • Certifications:
    • Certified Japanese Language Teacher
    • Japanese Language Teaching Competency Test – passed

<Notes from Sayaka>

Learning a language can be challenging, but you can learn anything when you are having fun! In my teaching, I like to keep my class informal and enjoyable so that you have fun learning the Japanese language and culture!
I also can help with JLPT and EJU preparation as well.
I always look forward to having fun with my students in their language learning journey!

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Yoriko

  • Education: English Literature and Language – Chikushi Jogakuen UniversityIMG_4196
  • Work Experience:
      • Japanese Teacher – Le Tutor Language School AZ USA
      • Translator – Transperfect Translation NY USA
  • Certifications: Yoga Teacher)200HR – US Yoga Alliance

<Notes from Yoriko>

While living in the United States for 14 years I discovered that teaching is my passion!
I create fun and enjoyable classes that are filled with many activities.
I love to see my students improve and smile!

 

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Yoko

  • Education: Master’s Degree in Japanese-language education for non-native studentsKIMG1413 – Kyusyu University
  • Training: Completed 420 hours as a Japanese language teacher
  • Certifications:  Certified Japanese Language Teacher / Japanese Language Teaching Competency Test-passed

<Notes from Yoko>  I’d love to share my ideas and experiences to help you develop your Japanese skills. I will be your partner in achieving your goals to learn the Japanese language. I am looking forward to learning Japanese with you and have a great time as well.