From JapanLiving in Osaka, Japan (06:30 UTC+09:00)
italki teacher since Jul 18, 2018
Hello. My name is Mayuna.
I am a native Japanese speaker and a qualified Japanese language tutor. I've been teaching Japanese since 2018. I was born and raised in Tokyo Japan, and have spent about 6 years of my life in English-speaking countries, including Australia and the United Kingdom. In addition to teaching, I host a podcast on the Japanese language on some major podcast platforms and have been distributing articles in the italki community since 2021 (#JapaneseLeague).
Me as a Teacher
I am flexible and adapt to the student's level and objectives. From casual daily conversation to preparation for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, I can adapt to the needs of my students.
My lessons & teaching style
For intermediate and advanced students, we use textbooks, reference books and native materials. Through daily conversations, I check grammar, vocabulary usage and pronunciation accuracy.
For students with no previous experience or at a beginner level, classes are held in English. I use my own materials to explain the basics of grammar and support students in their self-study.
In both cases, homework can be assigned. I also accept questions through italki message and Skype.
Mayuna Sensei can always pick out a grammar point from our daily conversation, and elaborate it using Genki textbook.
Her class is a combination of casual conversation, new grammar & words, and homework review.
I can see concrete growth each class while learning from her.
Feb 15, 2023
1 Japanese lesson
I enjoyed the trial lesson a lot! I was able to learn something new from our first conversation. It was great. Thank you again!
Too busy occupied with filming gigs recently, so chatted a bit about the actor’s work & life.
Sensei’s class is always loaded with information - grammar points & new words etc.