I give Ms. Takeishi my highest recommendation as a Japanese language instructor. I have been learning Japanese at the college, graduate, and professional levels for the last 15 years. She is the best instructor I have worked with due to her creative and engaging curriculum, professional teaching certification, and flexibility. My goal when I started my current job was to raise my language score to a Foreign Service Institute (FSI) 4/4 in speaking and reading. This was a goal that I had been working towards for the last five years, and due to my lessons with Ms. Takeishi, I was able to finally achieve my goal. She is certified as a ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) instructor, and she makes lessons engaging as she ties in current events and Japanese cultural expertise with our lessons. She comes prepared to each meeting with a agenda to meet my professional needs, but also stays flexible in case I need to prepare for a media interview or speech. I know that you will learn and accomplish your language goals with Ms. Takeishi.