From JapanLiving in Utsunomiya, Japan (12:34 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 and studying English. I'm super passionate about music, movies, acting, creating content, and language. I'm also 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 three 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 expressions (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). Also, I break down common formal Japanese expressions and explain how you can make casual phrases with them. So that you can see the difference and pick proper expressions when you speak or write!
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 anime and comedy together! I always watch my student's favourite anime, shows and videos on youtube to learn natural expressions so that they can remember phrases and rewatch them whenever they forget the phrases we learned! I'm passionate about finding methods that suit my friends. (I call the people I teach, friends!)
My teaching material
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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.