From JapanLiving in Other, Japan (05:52 UTC+09:00)
italki teacher since Apr 17, 2022
I love listening to old rock music, playing the guitar, playing games and drinking coffee.
My favourite game is The Legend of Zelda and some online shooting games.
I like to watch Anime too. Hunter Hunter and Naruto are some of my favourites.
I used to live in London and Dublin for several years.
Also, I write a blog about living in the UK and Ireland and the English language.
I was working as a sound engineer before London life so if you are interested to talk about music or any related sound things I'm happy to have a conversation!
Also, I worked as a Barista when I was a student and I have a European Barista qualification so I can talk about coffee too :)
Me as a Teacher
I have experience in teaching language education to over 100 students.
So I am able to advise learners on how to motivate themselves to keep going and on their individual goals.
Now I teach English to kids to Adults in person and online at an English school in Japan.
But I still keep on learning English.
I believe that there is no end to language learning other than the goal you set for yourself.
Because languages are living things and continue evolving.
And being a learner, I understand how students feel.
As a native Japanese speaker, I would like to help Japanese language learners as much as I can.
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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38 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
2 Japanese lessons
Isla-sensei is great! It really feels like she goes out of her way to make sure she's teaching you what you want to learn.
She also likes prog rock
May 9, 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
Thank you Isla for an interactive and fun lesson!
Jun 5, 2023
1 Japanese lesson
It was an enjoyable experience even when I asked for something that was unorthodox such as correcting my pitch accent and reading style. I can barely read yet she was polite to take her time. Hopefully, I can soon get to a higher level of reading without stuttering on a word every here and there but I appreciate the lesson!