From JapanLiving in Tokyo, Japan (21:32 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。
I have had about 10 lessons with Teppei-sensei over the last two months to freshen up my Japanese (used to be decent, but has been dormant for years). I tried some other teachers as well before selecting Teppei-sensei - a great match for my needs. He has an absolute talent to keep on talking in very natural Japanese, which is yet easy to follow even with more complex topics. Conversations never get stuck and awkward, as he gets me talking.
A bonus: Teppei-sensei has a great podcast, where he keeps apparently "rambling" on about many different topics in his natural way of talking ... at the same time builds your passive listening skills effortlessly.
I can only recommend studying with Teppei-sensei. 哲平先生、有難うごいざいました。
Apr 2, 2019
25 Japanese lessons
Great chat with Teppei Sensei as always. Please check out his podcast Nihongo Con Teppei if you don't know about it already - great listening practice!
Feb 22, 2019
18 Japanese lessons
Great lesson !thanks Teppei san!
Listening to his podcast ( Nihongo con Teppei )and taking these lessons is really helping me improve!
Jan 28, 2019
10 Japanese lessons
Sep 29, 2023
10 Japanese lessons
Sep 22, 2023
56 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!