From JapanLiving in Other, Japan (15:51 UTC+09:00)
italki teacher since Jan 14, 2022
Hi! My name is Chika.
I was born and raised in Osaka, Japan.
Now I live in Hyogo.
I love reading, Japanese calligraphy, outdoor activity, and learning languages.
My bookshelf is always full of tons of manga and novels.
I've learned Japanese calligraphy since I was a kid.
I can relax in nature and now I'm enjoying my life in the beautiful countryside.
Me as a Teacher
I have experience teaching Japanese at a public high school in New Zealand and since I came back to Japan, I've helped people from around the world learn Japanese online.
Learning and teaching languages is absolutely a joy in my life.
From my own experience, I think having actual conversations is the best way for learning languages.
Feeling "It's fun! I can speak!" is your biggest motivation!
During the conversations, I will show you new vocabulary and let you understand grammar naturally.
My lessons & teaching style
I can give you a variety of topics for having fun conversations.
Also you can learn new vocabulary and grammar with clear explanations, and accurate corrections.
☆Please relax and don’t hesitate to ask me any questions whenever you wonder or can't understand well. You can ask me any time and many times. I'm always happy to answer you patiently!☆
★I could take kids but ONLY AGES6 AND UP. And PARENTS NEED TO STAY WITH KIDS DURING THE LESSON TIME. I appreciate your understanding.★
Lesson for writing Japanese letters! Let's experience the art of Japanese calligraphy!
A1 - C1General47 lessons completed
☆Basic Japanese for conversation☆
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86 Japanese lessons
My last lesson with Chika先生 for 2022! I began taking lessons with Chika先生 around September of this year and it’s been a wonderful, inspiring journey taking her classes! She has introduced me to various different learning methods and they’ve all changed my approach to learning Japanese, so I am very thankful for that! I’m sure my past self would be in awe on how much I have grown and it’s all thanks to Chika先生‘s wonderful teaching! I am looking forward to continuing my language journey with Chika先生 in 2023!
Dec 30, 2022
23 Japanese lessons
Gahhhhhh, what an epiphany today!!!!!
Chika-sensei explained to me what others (tutors/class/freaking textbooks) couldn’t in so many words!!
It. Blew. My. Mind. We definitely laughed about it for a good minute or two since I couldn’t believe she made it so simple to understand.
It’s only my third (really, only my third?) lesson with sensei and I’ve connected so much of what I’ve learned through my other dry methods of learning Japanese. Thank you for being a tutor Chika-sensei!!!!!!!! Or I think I’d be a grim studious lookin’ student right now.
You rock all the socks in the world.
Jan 31, 2022
2 Japanese lessons
Chika Sensei's class is wonderful. She assesses your level, and gives you a very personalized lesson. She has many topics to discuss, and guides you step by step in conversational Japanese! If you are nervous, or hesitant, she is so patient and kind and helps you with any doubts. I absolutely recommend Chika Sensei Her class seemed so short, I can't wait to see her next lesson, and to see her Trivia at the end of the class!
La clase de Sensei Chika es una de las mejores clases que he tomado en iTalkie. Ella te contacta de antemano para saber tu nivel y prepara la clase de manera muy personalizada, teniendo mucho material para trabajar, y te guía paso a paso en conversación y gramática de la lengua japonesa haciéndote sentir cómoda y quitándote los nervios. Me encanta su clase, por que es firme, pero a la vez dulce y te motiva a seguir adelante. Súper recomiendo a Sensei Chika! No puedo esperar a tener mas lecciones con ella. Ademá, tiene una trivia al final de clase, muy interesante!
Jan 24, 2022
38 Japanese lessons
Chika is very nice! She's patient, kind, and gives helpful feedback and examples to practice.
Nov 7, 2023
2 Japanese lessons
Chika-sensei is, without question, the best! It's only my second session with her but we're already learning how to form sentences + speak in Japanese. I really love how she covers the whole topic while making sure you're able to keep up with the pace. It helps that she's super patient and understanding too 😊