From JapanLiving in Auckland, New Zealand (14:58 UTC+13:00)
I have been learning to be a Japanese teacher now I am friendly and love talking with people!
italki teacher since Mar 24, 2022
Hey, everyone! I’m Maiko from Hokkaido in Japan. Previously I worked at a Japanese company for 5 years but now I’m studying to become a Japanese teacher and also planning to learn Japanese-English interpreting and translating. I like traveling outside of Japan and watching horror, thriller, action movies. I also enjoy watching video gameplay commentary. I have lived in New Zealand for 1 year, stayed in Hawaii and Russia for 2 month and been to over 10 countries so far. I love singing and going to Karaoke! When I was a kid, my dream was to become a famous singer. I love talking to people and can’t wait to talk with you about various things !
Me as a Teacher
I love talking with people and helping them improve. I am a friendly, interested listener. I would like to make our lessons exciting and fun. You don’t need to feel nervous and embarrassed in our lesson. I am also learning another language, so I understand how difficult it can feel. Speaking is important when you learn another language as I have experienced. Please don’t be afraid to make mistakes, it’s a natural part of learning. Let’s enjoy talking with me!
My lessons & teaching style
Let’s enjoy free conversation and talking in Japanese with me! I would like to know about your country and culture and share Japanese culture with you. If you don’t speak Japanese at all don’t worry, just relax and let’s have fun with me in our lesson. I can explain in English in it if you want to. Please ask me anything you want to know. I am happy to answer it. My teaching goal is to make you feel comfortable and enjoy Japanese language. Even the difficult parts!
I am so grateful for Maiko! She is very kind and patient. She takes the time to let you understand the lesson better. Thank you so much for teaching me and taking the time to explain things to me. It helps me get better in understanding and learning!
Jul 26, 2022
23 Japanese lessons
Thank you for a great conversation and for being helpful and keeping the conversation pace slow enough so that I can understand. Looking forwards to our next chat.
Jun 7, 2022
7 Japanese lessons
Maiko is very patient and encouraging. There is also no pressure when talking with Maiko. It’s fun talking with her even about small day to day things.
She’s flexible when it comes to her students’ learning needs.