From JapanLiving in Other, Japan (15:45 UTC+09:00)
Friendly Japanese teacher / teaching experience in the U.S. and Japan
italki teacher since Apr 12, 2022
Hi, my name is Yuko. I'm from Nagasaki.
I like traveling, watching Netflix, listening to music, cooking etc.
My family are farmers so I love being in nature. We grow rice, oranges, and some vegetables. And also, every year we make traditional Japanese food like miso, umeboshi and mochi. I've been studying about kimono(Japanese traditional clothes) too. Not only the language, but also I want to share our Japanese culture.
Me as a Teacher
I've taught Japanese in Portland, Oregon, US, then I came back to Japan and taught English for a junior high school and elementary schools. Now, I'm teaching Japanese for non Japanese speakers and teaching English for Japanese online and offline. I really enjoy my jobs and am happy to see my student's progress.
I'm certificated in teaching Japanese as a foreign language, and I have an English teacher's license in Japan.
My lessons & teaching style
My lessons are very flexible. I can change my teaching style depending on the student's level and needs.
Please feel free to tell me what you want to learn.
If you want something more advanced we can have conversations, read articles, practice vocabulary together. I'll help you to be fluent in Japanese!
If you consider yourself as a beginner, we can practice hiragana / katakana / kanji, basic vocabulary and conversations, and grammar.
I speak Japanese mainly in my lessons but I can help you in English if you need. Don't worry!
Let's have fun in learning Japanese.
My teaching material
Articles and news
48 lessons completed
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7 Japanese lessons
Yuko is a kind teacher who is flexible and willing to customize to your needs. Because I'm living in Japan for several months, she was willing to adjust her materials to teach me "everyday" situations that I might encounter (i.e., in a convenience store, restaurants, etc.) so what I learn is more practical and interactive as opposed to purely grammar-based/textbook-style.
Nov 3, 2022
5 Japanese lessons
another good lesson! yuko-sensei is great at bringing up interesting conversation topics so that the lesson can be fun and useful
Jun 24, 2022
12 Japanese lessons
she is very patient for teaching for me although I don't have any foundation of Japanese. try to learn Japanese from her again.
Jun 21, 2022
5 Japanese lessons
Yuko is a great teacher and I would totally recommend her for anyone who wants to learn Japanese! Learning with Yuko has been a fun and positive experience, and I’ve already learned so much after only two lessons. Her lessons are find and flexible, and I’ve had a great time learning Japanese with her.
Jan 12, 2023
6 Japanese lessons
Yuko understood my needs and worked accordingly, I look forward to seeing a full lesson
Jan 9, 2023
1 Japanese lesson
This was my first ever lesson with the Japanese language, and it was a pleasure to learn it from Yuko san. I learned some of the basics of Japanese, and common phrases, and Yuko spent the extra time to romanize certain characters and even reinforced concepts by having me repeat phrases. I plan to schedule future lessons.