From JapanLiving in Nagoya, Japan (07:23 UTC+09:00)
I am a qualified teacher and have six years of teaching experience.
italki teacher since Dec 27, 2021
こんにちは！ My name is Shogo. I'm 29 years old.
I am from Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Now I live in Aichi Prefecture.
My hobbies include playing the bass guitar, watching sports games, and driving.
Since childhood, I have played a variety of sports, including swimming, tennis, football, and table tennis. I didn't improve in any of them, though.
As for my personality, I think I am a quiet person. I don't mind talking, but I rather prefer to listen to others.
I studied language in the UK twice during my university years. (Edinburgh, Norwich)
So I also like the UK.
My university major is religious culture. I wrote my graduation thesis on the relevance and impact of heavy metal and religion.
Me as a Teacher
In 2017, I completed a 420-hour training course for Japanese language teachers.
I have six years of experience teaching Japanese.
I worked in two language schools in Taiwan.
When I was working at the school, I particularly focused on speaking practice and conversation training.
I decided to become a Japanese language teacher because I wanted people overseas to like Japan and Japanese culture more.
I have seen many students with different tendencies.
So I never teach in a way that says, "Don't you know this much?" I never teach in a "you should be able to understand this" kind of way.
My lessons & teaching style
My lessons focus on conversation and speaking practice.
Thanks to advances in the internet and apps, grammar can now be taught on your own.
However, to improve your conversational skills, you need a special environment.
That is why I have prepared a variety of materials to help you develop your speaking and conversation skills efficiently.
In my lessons, the so-called 'learning' time is short.
The lessons are always about using your head and 'expressing'.
I hope that after the lesson you will feel comfortable and tired, that you have practiced and spoken a lot.
※You will need to use a computer. Mobile phones and tablets do not allow for interactive communication on the material.
My teaching material
Articles and news
2012 - 2016
Bachelor's - 宗教文化学科愛知学院大学
日本語教師養成講座 ECC日本語学院名古屋校 2017
18 lessons completed
B1 - B2Conversation Practice30 lessons completed
Japanese speaking games
A2 - C2Conversation Practice34 lessons completed
Basic Japanese for everyday life (JLPT N5~N3 Level)
A2 - B1General16 lessons completed
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4 Japanese lessons
Shogo Sensei had some really good activities planned for our lesson that he had made. It was a super fun lesson!
Oct 6, 2022
2 Japanese lessons
Perfect for anyone who struggles with conversation. Shogo has many great activities that give you the opportunity to review and learn more grammatical structures and vocabulary.
Oct 1, 2022
1 Japanese lesson
It was very nice to meet you. I enjoyed our conversation, that was a lot of fun! Thank you for the lesson.
Aug 31, 2022
2 Japanese lessons
This first lesson with Shogo Sensei was super fun! In just 30min I learned new words and was able to practive speaking a lot, which was my main goal. Thank you very much and looking forward to futher lessons!
I really enjoyed my class with Shogo! He had interesting activities to do for the class and was able to adapt these to fit my level. When I made mistakes he knew what I was wanting to say and correct it easily.