Master's in East Asian Studies
For the past 20 years, I have focused on teaching Japanese. I lived in Osaka for five years, and that experience greatly influenced my teaching. It helped me improve my language skills and taught me a lot about Japanese people, traditions, and details. This knowledge has affected every lesson I have taught since then. I have taught at different schools and also provided private tutoring to help my students do well in their A-level exams. Because of that, many people have chosen to continue their studies or find work in Japan.
I prioritize conversation skills in my teaching approach. Speaking and listening are fundamental aspects of language learning, and I encourage my students to engage in daily conversations in Japanese. We practice common dialogues, discuss everyday topics, and work on pronunciation to build your confidence in speaking Japanese fluently.
Mr. Wan's lessons were always a treat! Not just learning the language but feeling like you're part of Japan. His insights from Osaka truly make a difference.
Wing sensei offered a free demo lesson today! My interest in learning Japanese conversational skills has never been higher. He lets you take your time explaining things. He paid close attention to what I had to say and acted accordingly. I'm excited to have him as a professor.
I respect his expertise, but I wished for a more traditional approach to teaching. The deep dives into culture often sidetracked us from language learning.
Master's in International Relations and Diplomacy
I have been teaching Japanese for more than ten years. I began my journey as a language assistant in public schools in Tokyo. I have switched from regular classrooms to online platforms as the world has become more digital. I lived in Tokyo for six years and during that time, I learned the language and became familiar with Japanese society and etiquette. I have been sharing this knowledge with my students to help them understand the subject better.
Language learning can be challenging, but I'm here to support you every step of the way. I offer regular feedback, address your questions and concerns, and provide additional resources to help you improve your Japanese skills. My goal is to create a supportive and nurturing learning environment where you can thrive.
Mr. Tai's method of integrating current events into our lessons kept them fresh and engaging. His focus on practical applications was invaluable! Loved the contemporary touch he adds to each lesson. A tad more focus on traditional aspects would've been perfect. I have made significant improvement in Japanese due to Wong.
With Mr. Tai, it wasn't just about cramming words. It was about understanding their significance in real-world settings. Highly recommend.
Lessons were interesting but sometimes felt we strayed a bit too far from the core syllabus.
M.A. in Japanese Linguistics and Literature
For almost ten years, I have taught the Japanese language to enthusiastic students, focusing on the details and long-standing customs. I studied in Kyoto for my graduate studies and got to experience the beauty of Japanese culture, poetry, and arts. Living in Japan, taking part in traditional tea ceremonies, and visiting old shrines had a big impact on how I see things. These experiences made my teaching better.
I use an engaging approach to teach Japanese. We will study grammar and vocabulary, but we will also learn about Japanese literature, watch films, and practice calligraphy to understand the language better. This exposure helps learners not only understand the language superficially but also connect with its culture and history. I want to make learning Japanese not only educational but also life-changing.
Mr. Yiu's classes are a delightful blend of traditional and modern Japanese. His personal experiences and stories about living in Kyoto add a beautiful touch to the learning process.
While I appreciate the cultural insights Mr. Yiu provides, sometimes I feel we could use a bit more time drilling the Kanji characters. But overall, a very enriching experience.
Mr. Yiu's approach to teaching Japanese is like no other. The film sessions, in particular, were enlightening. They made me feel closer to Japan than I've ever been.
Master's in East Asian Studies
I'm a native Japanese speaker with a deep passion for sharing my language and culture. Growing up in various regions of Japan, from bustling Tokyo to serene Kyoto, has given me a profound understanding of the language's regional variations and its cultural context. With a Master's degree in East Asian Studies, my academic background complements my practical experience.In the last nine years, I have been able to mentor many A-level students and help them understand the basics and complexities of the Japanese language. As a native speaker, I can offer genuine insights into how the language has changed over time and how it is used in real life.
I customize my teaching to match different ways of learning. I can help you if you prefer to learn by seeing, hearing, or doing. I want to make learning Japanese easy and fun for everyone. I use things like pictures, interactive activities, audio materials, and hands-on tasks to help people learn.
Ms. Oi's storytelling approach is incredible. Every lesson feels like a journey through Japan's history and culture. She's made Japanese so much more than just another subject for me.
I've learned a lot about Japan and its culture, but at times, I feel we stray too far from the language itself. I wish for a bit more grammar and less history.
A refreshing approach to teaching. Ms. Tung combines linguistic lessons with aspects of Japanese life, making each class memorable. Students looking to practice their Japanese conversational skills in a casual setting would benefit from this course. If Tung sensei could provide me with some notes or perhaps homework to complete after class, that would be fantastic.
Master's in Japanese Cultural Studies
I am Japanese and I have a Master's degree in Japanese Cultural Studies, so, I have a strong connection to the language and culture. I have always been fascinated by the beautiful complexity of the Japanese language while working in Osaka for three years because I love language and culture. While I was in Osaka, I learned about the different aspects of the language, such as regional dialects, slang, and everyday expressions. Paying attention to these small details makes the learning experience more genuine and meaningful. The little things make the language more interesting and help learners understand real-life conversations.As a teacher, I want to share my knowledge of Japanese culture and language with my students. I create a learning environment that teaches the language and helps students experience Japanese culture. We will explore the beauty and details of this amazing language together.
I believe that motivation is key to successful language learning. In my classes, I inspire and motivate my students by setting achievable goals and tracking their progress. We celebrate milestones together, making the learning process rewarding and encouraging a sense of accomplishment.
Studying with Mr. Yat was like taking a cultural journey. The language suddenly made so much sense when viewed through the lens of Japanese traditions.
He's well-versed in his subject. But I felt sometimes we could've stuck more to the textbook. Nevertheless, the cultural lessons were a bonus.