From JapanLiving in Other, Japan (11:51 UTC+09:00)
italki teacher since Apr 17, 2022
I love listening to old rock and prog rock, playing guitar and playing games.
Also, I'm passionate about coffee.
Recently I've been playing Zelda TotK, Apex Legends and Valorant.
My favourite manga and anime are Hunter Hunter and Naruto.
For several years, I lived in London and Dublin.
So I write a blog about life in the UK and Ireland and the English language.
Before living in London, I worked as a sound engineer, so I'm interested in having conversations about music and sound-related topics!
When I was a student I worked as a barista during which time I got a European barista qualification. So I can talk about coffee too :)
Me as a Teacher
I have experience in teaching languages to a wide variety of people.
I can therefore advise on how to motivate learners and their individual goals.
I like new cultures and games, so I could also teach new words such as Japanese internet slang.
I also have experience teaching English at an English school in Japan for beginners.
I continue to learn English.
Language is a living thing and constantly evolves.
I believe learning a language never ends apart from the goals that you set for yourself.
And as a learner, I understand how my students feel.
As a native Japanese speaker, I would like to help Japanese language learners as much as possible.
My lessons & teaching style
I think the most important thing about language learning is continuing and acquiring practical skills. Also, learn while having fun.
I focus on speaking because that skill could be the hardest to practice on your own whereas vocabulary and writing and reading are things you could study by yourself.
In my class, the atmosphere is like a relaxed coffee break.
The purpose is to bring out your true potential without tension.
I would like to provide lessons that are all about the student's purpose.
I will motivate and support you!
My favourite Japanese quote is "塵も積もれば山となる".
It means like "Rome wasn't built in a day"!
So I believe language learning is exactly little by little to growing up!
My teaching material
Articles and news
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41 Japanese lessons
Best Japanese teacher! She’s patient, flexible, friendly, and great at coming up with topics to discuss that are appropriate for your level. I always improve! Thanks Isla Sensei, see you in class.
Oct 3, 2023
51 Japanese lessons
I like the fact that Isla sensei explains the grammar and clarifies difficult points using easy Japanese and only if you really don't get it she switches briefly to English :)
May 19, 2022
3 Japanese lessons
Isla Sensei is amazing. Her patience is legendary, she's super positive, and really great at working with me even though my Japanese skill level is frustratingly weak sauce. Her thoughtfulness, and ability to create customized lessons is really amazing. Isla sensei rocks!
May 8, 2022
1 Japanese lesson
I enjoyed learning new vocabulary and my time practicing speaking.
Nov 19, 2023
2 Japanese lessons
I had a really great first lesson with Isla, she was really kind and friendly, creating a warm atmosphere for practicing Japanese. she's super prepared too and very easy to talk to ! thank you 😊