Akane's experience as a Japanese teacher

Akane
Apr 26, 2023
France
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Akane-san joined Japademy in early 2021 after teaching Japanese at local language schools in Osaka as well as online. Her focus is about making students have fun and stay motivated during their learning process. Learn about her experiences and recommendations when learning Japanese.

Why did you choose to be a Japanese teacher?

When I was a student, I had the opportunity to support foreign students by teaching them Japanese. The experience made me consider becoming a certified Japanese teacher.

What do you like the most about being a teacher?

I can get to know a lot of students all over the world. Also, I can see their improvements as part of their learning process.

What is the most challenging thing about teaching Japanese?

Managing lessons with suitable pace by understanding students’ personality and comprehension skills.

What do you think is the most difficult thing for students about learning Japanese?

To master how to use Particles and Keigo (honorific expressions). Nonetheless, with enough repetition you will be able to understand and use them confidently.

What do you think is the easiest thing for students about learning Japanese?

Watching movies or listening to music in Japanese. These are two great ways for anybody to try practicing their Japanese listening skills in their free time.

How do you motivate your students to learn?

I motivate my students by knowing what they want to accomplish by learning the language and giving them lessons focused on their interests as much as possible.

What advice do you have for people who would like to learn Japanese?

If you hesitate to learn Japanese, it’s time to take action! Learning Japanese and discovering Japanese culture are both very enjoyable experiences! Let’s study Japanese together. 😊

Have you tried learning other languages? Which ones?

Yes, I’ve been to Canada to study English. Also, I’ve been studying French.

What is the Japanese food that you would recommend to students?

I recommend Okonomiyaki, Takoyaki and Kushikatsu. These are local specialties of Osaka where I live.

What is the Japanese food that you would NOT recommend to students?

Umm…Nothing. I recommend you try them all first!

Why would you recommend people to learn Japanese at Japademy?

Japademy has professional and friendly teachers who can support and encourage you to learn Japanese. We provide students with useful content such as slides, audio, handouts which can help master Japanese easily. 😊

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