From JapanLiving in Utsunomiya, Japan (00:10 UTC+09:00)
italki teacher since Feb 10, 2022
Hello! My name is Takeshi. I lived in Toronto for two years, and now I'm back in Japan! I also spent 9 months in the states. While I was in the states, I spent my time recording music in Chicago, because I'm super passionate about the music industry. I'm addicted to improving myself. I want to meet people who are serious about learning Japanese and whoｍ I can share my vast knowledge with! I'm looking forward to meeting you!
Me as a Teacher
I've been professionally teaching Japanese for about two years. My specialties are casual Japanese and teaching phrases that only native speakers use! I help my students avoid directly translating things, as this often results in creating unnatural phrases (E.g When we hang out and friends look a bit bored, we don't say "Are you bored? We say "do you wanna do something different? （何か違うことする？）in Japanese).
My lessons & teaching style
I teach Japanese for a variety of use cases. For example, one of my students wants to be a flight attendant, so we practice a mix of formal and casual Japanese. Another one of my students wants to be funny when he speaks Japanese, so we speak casually and watch a comedy together! I'm passionate about finding methods that suit my friends. (I call the people I teach, friends!)
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1 Japanese lesson
Takeshi-san is easy to talk to and helped me with writing lyrics! We have a lot in common which made conversation easy to flow too!
Aug 9, 2022
1 Japanese lesson
It was a lot of fun talking to Takeshi san, I felt like I'm speaking to a friend and I was encouraged to speak Japanese as much as I could.
I was also amazed by the variety of the learning materials and the creative fun approach for teaching.