Hi there! I've been teaching English for over 5 years and I've also been a blog and article writer, proofreader, and transcriber so English is all I do!
I graduated from UNSW in Sydney, Australia with a Bachelor of Arts and I got my TEFL - Teaching English as a Foreign Language - certificate in Prague, Czech Republic. I've taught English (reading comprehension, creative writing, test prep, one-on-one, classroom setting, grammar, etc.) in Singapore, Czech Republic, and now Japan.
English is neither easy nor difficult; it all depends on you. Try to learn English through things you enjoy like your hobbies and interests! If you take my lessons, we can brainstorm all the best and fun ways for you to learn!
Find something that speaks to your passions - hobbies, interests etc. Like movies? Watch Netflix with subtitles to practice your listening and reading! A social butterfly? Try LINE open chat features that can connect you to English speakers or scout around online for English exchange events around Tokyo. If you have other Japanese friends who are keen on English, why not try to practice together? Do you like games? There are a lot of English games out there you can use to help you practice! Many ESL teachers have created their own fun games that you can print out from the Internet.
This depends on you - how much time can you invest in your English studies? Can you spare maybe 5-10 minutes of learning on your commute to work or school or do you prefer snoozing on the train? Do you like multitasking - if so, maybe incorporate some learning during your lunch breaks. I'd say learning even 5 minutes a day will help you "lay down the basics" in a few weeks. Perseverance is key. Don't give up! Even learning one new vocabulary word a day is an achievement!
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