Hajimemashite! I'm Haruka from Nara, Japan.
I have passed the Japanese Language Teaching Competency Test and have been working at a language school in Sydney since September 2018. Since then, I have been teaching different types of learners in both one-on-one and group lesson settings.
My students are studying with me to achieve various goals such as...
- Learn basic Japanese to prepare for travel
- Prepare for exchange study in Japan
- Receive support for university study
- Pass the JLPT
- Understand Japanese in Anime and manga
I have many students who have started from a complete beginner and they are now able to communicate in Japanese.
I recently tutored a student to prepare for a speech contest organized by the Embassy of Japan in Norway and she successfully won the first prize.
Both private and group lessons available in person and online! Feel free to reach me for any questions!
*My teaching Philosophy*
I believe that speaking and the application of language is the best way to improve!
I do my best to maximize the students' speaking time. This helps grammar and pronunciation sink in better.
*Tailored lessons for you*
I like to tailor lessons individually, depending on students' levels and learning styles through choosing proper materials and carefully monitoring and guiding their progress.
I use not only the existing materials, but also handmade materials which I made using various software.
- beginner to intermediate levels: a combination of textbook material and speaking practice to introduce and consolidate the grammar.
- advanced levels: often complex written material such as manga, novels or magazines that are either the students' choice or my recommendation.
- children : games and interactive materials for full student engagement
A brief summary of how each session goes.
1. Introduction of grammar
Grammar of the lesson with example sentences and visual aids are introduced.
2. Grammar Practice
Students practice grammar by changing the syntax with new vocabulary.
3. Conversation Practice
Students learn and practice creating conversation using the grammar
4. Listening exercises
Students listen to either pre-recorded or personally spoken conversation at native speed.
*Languages used for teaching*
Mainly Japanese to immerse students in the language
A combination of English and Japanese is used to assist beginners
It is relatively easy to study in Sydney as there are many materials available!
You can find various books from textbooks to manga in bookstores.
It depends on learner's native tongue.
I would say writing system is a little bit difficult, as it has 3 different types of writing.
However, the grammar is not too hard compared to other languages.
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