From JapanLiving in Yokohama, Japan (04:44 UTC+09:00)
italki teacher since Apr 15, 2022
Interest topicGamingPets & AnimalsMusic
I’m a native Japanese speaker from Yokohama.
Currently living in Japan but I stay in Switzerland time to time.
My major is the English linguistics.
I can speak not only Japanese but also English(B2) and French(B1).
I've studied English at an university in New Zealand in 2014 and in 2016, I went back there for working holiday. I’ve studied French at an university in Switzerland in 2019.
So I know how difficult to study/learn languages. And also I’m pretty open-minded as I see many people from different cultures.
My hobbies are playing games, drawing and visiting museums!
Lately, I started learning how to play the kalimba too.
I love Pokémon as well <3
Me as a Teacher
I’m a professional teacher having a certificate to teach Japanese.
I communicate with Non-Japanese in simple Japanese on a daily basis whether at work(not as a teacher though) or in private.
As a teacher, I would like to face to you gently and patiently :)
I think that it is not easy to keep up learning languages if you get nervous in the class.
So, in my lessons, you can get relaxed and I support you to study at your own pace.
My lessons & teaching style
【to learn how to read and write】
①Reading and Writing Japanese Characters
ーfor learning hiragana and katakana
②KANJI for Beginner
ーfor learning simple kanjis
【to learn basic Japanese (A1~A2)】
③Learning Japanese for Beginner with Textbooks
ーuse “MARUGOTO” or “NIHONGO FUN & EASY”
ーhave original online flash card (JP-EN) so you can review the vocabularies at any time
④ Free Talk(from level A2〜)
ーI won't prepare anything for this lesson.
ーWe can speak casually so you don't have to be nervous.
e.g. I know well about Pokémon so I can teach Japanese from names of Pokémon as well. If you’re interested in it, please let me know!
My teaching material
日本語教育能力検定試験合格証書 公益財団法人日本国際教育支援協会 2021
Reading and Writing Japanese Characters (ひらがな・カタカナ)
A1General1 lessons completed
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KANJI for Beginner
A1 - A2General2 lessons completed
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Learning Japanese for Beginner with Textbooks
A1 - A2General14 lessons completed
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A2 - C2Conversation Practice64 lessons completed
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10 Japanese lessons
ありがとうございます！Thank you teacher! Classes wih Erina teacher are always great and very informative. She explains everything fully and well so I can understand the meaning behind the words (which is something I'm personally interested in), and always has a lovely demeanor - a true joy to talk to.
I look forward to my Japanese classes every week and appreciate the opportunities to study in my spare time with the homeowrk she makes and provides (otherwise I'd probably not study as I always get distracted oops). I highly recommend her classes for those wanting to start learning Japanese- there's no stress or pressure at all!! :)
Oct 15, 2023
25 Japanese lessons
Erina さん is a great teacher to ask about grammar questions and learn different strategies to use what you learn. I really appreciate her enthusiasm for grammar as well as the detailed explanations she provides for each question I may have! 文法はErinaさんとが大好きです。ありがとうございました！
Apr 21, 2023
37 Japanese lessons
Great teacher！Effective, Helpful & willing to cover topics I bring up in class
Jan 21, 2023
1 Japanese lesson
It was a really fun an nice lesson. This teacher really offers a great technique to learn and japanese! :)
Nov 25, 2023
1 Japanese lesson
Erina-sensei was very patient with me and helped guide me through a lot of new words and grammar. She teaches new materials very well and I enjoyed speaking with her!
Looking forward to my next lesson.
Oct 24, 2023
10 Japanese lessons
Thank you teacher! We covered a lot today as I'm travelling to Japan tomorrow. Erina teacher introduced me to many important phrases that might be helpful on my trip. Great class^^