From JapanLiving in Other, Japan (11:54 UTC+09:00)
italki teacher since Oct 15, 2021
My hobbies are international exchange, mountain climbing, reading, biking, cooking, and vegetable gardening. I especially enjoy being in the natural environment.
My dream is a wall-free world. With the motto, "Every wall can be a door to a new world," I am working hard every day.
Me as a Teacher
After graduating from university, I worked for a company engaged in environmental protection for five years. After leaving the company, I spent seven years as a volunteer teaching Japanese to non-Japanese residents in Japan and assisting them in their daily lives. After that, I obtained a certification as a Japanese language teacher and taught Japanese professionally to more than 300 learners from 20 countries in 3 years. Currently, I have my own online school where I teach Japanese to learners from all over the world, and I also organize events to introduce overseas culture to Japanese children.
I have been studying with Chiyo sensei for about 6 months and because of her my Japanese has gotten so much better! While I still have a long way to go, she is especially good at making me feel like I can talk about anything, and we do talk about anything! Chiyo sensei is also very good at understanding what I am trying to say, even when I don't quite have the skill or vocabulary to say it yet. I highly recommend you try talking with her!
Apr 22, 2022
8 Japanese lessons
AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME!!! Today's lesson was greatly needed! I love the interactive slides and the game to guess the right form of verbs! ありがとうございます：D
Dec 2, 2021
50 Japanese lessons
Dec 30, 2022
16 Japanese lessons
I always look forward to and enjoy my conversations with Chiyo sensei! I enjoy them not just for the language learning, but also for the pleasure of talking about different topics. She is especially good at understanding what I am trying to say, even when I don't know the grammar or vocabulary to say it! Because I can talk about many things with her, it keeps me engaged and motivated! No matter what level you are, I highly recommend you try having a conversation with her!
Apr 14, 2022
16 Japanese lessons
I always enjoy talking with Chiyo sensei so much! The time flies by and we speak Japanese the entire lesson. We can even talk about complex things because she is so very patient and because she has a knack for understanding my poor Japanese. I always feel happy at the end of our conversations and am surprised by what we have been been able to talk about. Every time I talk with her I feel more motivated to keep learning! For all these reasons I highly recommend trying a conversation or lesson with her no matter what your level!