From ChinaLiving in Shanghai, China (05:40 UTC+08:00)
italki teacher since Feb 11, 2022
📖 Japanese Proficiency
- A native Chinese and Japanese bilingual speaker
- Primary school years in Tokyo, Japan
- Standard Japanese without any accent
- Master of Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation (MAJIT) from a top university in Australia🇦🇺 (language pair: JAP&ENG, native Japanese course)
- JLPT N1
- 3 yrs experience as Account Manager and Planner in Japan's largest advertising company
Chinese astrology🔮, tarot, ancient Chinese Taoism, Chinese medicine, music, reading, food, Japanese Anime & Manga, nature & traveling, documentary, Sudoku, interior design & furniture, aroma diffusers & candles, learning new things, etc.
Me as a Teacher
I LOVE Japanese language. You have no idea just how much it has made my life so much more colorful and brighter! I find it so beautiful and interesting. I love the sound, the looks, and the flow of it. It is my first priority to make you see the beauty of this language and fall in love with it ;) As I believe education only fails when students stop loving what they learn, whereas love is that magical touch that turns you into a Japanese-absorbing sponge (hahaha..😆
As a Chinese native, I'll be able to give you some Chinese input/perspective into Kanji, e.g. why they pronounce/write that way. It helps to make you understand better terms and idioms.
My lessons & teaching style
I will design every class for each one of you to suit your specific needs and your current progress.
Design concept: top quality, flexible, creative, FUN
🌟 For Non-Test-Takers
- Less or even no emphasis on grammar (Grammar is boring. Let's just acquire grammar naturally, instead of studying it)
- Well balanced input learning and output practice
🌟 For Test-Takers
- More of an analytical/logic-based style
- Prep schedule making
- Original Kanji learning materials (I can almost guarantee you pass even JLPT N1 Kanji part with flying colors, if not full marks💯 )
- Mock test
- Lots of grammar
- Memory techniques
I've now taken nearly 70 lessons with Grace sensei. The more I've got to know Grace sensei the more and more I've realised she is passionate about teaching and has a keen interest in helping me achieve my goals. Our lessons have been following a similar format, we end up having a free talk at the start of the lesson before progressing to grammar, kanji or translation (watching a TV programme and dissecting the various elements). As Grace sensei is Chinese, she is absolutely fantastic with kanji. I really enjoy picking apart kanji with Grace sensei as she can go beyond the Japanese kanji and deep into the related Chinese characters. However, Grace sensei is more than just a kanji master, she is a master of everything Japanese and, being Chinese, can add a lot of background information that many native Japanese people wouldn't be aware of. 本当にありがとうございました。また次のレッスンで会いましょう
Nov 13, 2022
21 Japanese lessons
My conversation sessions with Grace have been a valuable way to pick up new vocab and get more speaking practice. Grace's knowledge and enthusiasm make her lessons the perfect balance of educational and fun, which in turn makes it easy for me to keep up my weekly lesson routine -- I sincerely look forward to them every week :).
Jun 12, 2022
Juliet JB Robinson
20 Japanese lessons
Grace is a really good teacher! She has amazing teaching methods and any pupil would be lucky to have her as a teacher. She really inspires me to learn and is much better than any of the language teachers I have had at my school. The lessons are fun, interactive, and include great materials. Grace herself is just so nice and polite, I can't wait for my Japanese learning journey to continue with her!
Mar 26, 2022
2 Japanese lessons
May 28, 2023
14 Japanese lessons
Grace is SO amazing! I feel like I have already made lots of progress given this is only class number 4. I'm lucky to have her as my teacher.
Feb 16, 2023
36 Japanese lessons
Grace is amazing, knowledgeable and unbelievably helpful. If you really want to grasp the language and all of its nuances then there’s no better teacher