From JapanLiving in Tokyo, Japan (04:32 UTC+09:00)
italki teacher since Oct 1, 2018
I'm sorry but I'm not taking beginner students at the moment.
Hello everyone! My name is Teppei.
I love music, books, and learning languages just like you!
I'm open-minded, patient, and have a good sense of humor( I guess). Well... to find it out more, you just need to book a lesson!
Me as a Teacher
I love both learning and teaching languages.
After graduating from the university ,I went to London to study English. After coming back to Japan, I started a small but a unique cafe-style language school in Shimokitazawa in Tokyo with teachers from various countries. We taught English,French,Spanish,Russian,German,Swedish and Korean there.
Well...a small physical version of italki so to speak? haha
From this experience, I really understand how difficult it is to learn a foreign language as an adult. And how to help them.
My lessons & teaching style
My lessons are conversational.
Having a good conversation with a native speaker but knows how to teach is the best way to improve your speaking ability. Obviously, if you want to speak, you need to speak, right?
I'm super patient like Buddha though I'm not bald. (laugh point) So please don't worry about making mistakes, stopping, freezing etc..No problem!
I could correct your errors but I always try not to interrupt the flow of your speach.
I mention the grammar points, vocabulary, idioms which are important during the lessons.
Basically, Talk,Talk,Talk! I want to know about you!
My teaching material
2008 - 2015
Owner of a language school ELCTELCT - Tokyo, Japan学習者の気持ちが本当によく分かります。モチベーションを保つため、きめ細やかな指導ができます。
2000 - 2004
Bachelor's - 経営学部経営学科東洋大学
The 420 hour Advanced Japanese Teacher Training Course The World Japanese Language Centre 2018日本語の文法、語彙の使い方を体系的、効果的に教えることができます。日本語、また英語を使っての指導が可能です。
Lost count of how many lessons i’ve had with Teppei sensei. Numbering in the 500-600s, that says jt all.
Nov 26, 2023
64 Japanese lessons
I have been attending Teppei-sensei's lessons for almost a year now and can say it's always a pleasure to have a chat with him! We always have something to talk about, which definitely helps if you're trying to improve your fluency. Check out his podcasts as well!
Sep 9, 2023
33 Japanese lessons
Teppei-san is my favourite teacher. You should give it a try too.
If you want to improve your communication skills, I can highly recommend him. He is very open minded, intelligent and funny. Therefore, it never gets boring. With his experience of studying foreign languages abroad, he is very familiar with the difficulties and challenges of learning a new language.
By the way, he also has several podcast channels for free. Many many hours of listening available. Check it out!
Mar 5, 2023
10 Japanese lessons
I've given up on Japanese 15 years ago thinking that I just don't get the language.
I somehow stumbled upon Teppei's Podcast and gave it a listen. I immediately fell in love with the language again.
My listening abilities have tremendously improved over the last couple of months. Mixing that with speaking lessons with Teppei himself is very convenient. Still a long way to go but the fact that I have already got used to his voice tone and way of speaking through the podcast is making it that much easier to have a real conversation.
Teppei has a great personality and he is very supportive. The amount of content he is putting out there for free is a real gem and a great service to us all language learners. Support him in any way!
Teppei sensei 今日もありがと！
Nov 24, 2023
12 Japanese lessons
Great teacher - improves my Japanese speaking ability! ^.^