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Teaching English to speakers of other languages has been my career of choice since the completion of my undergraduate degree. As a teacher, I feel it is important to not only understand the course material, but also understand the students' level and goal in the language acquisition process. Through my experiences teaching English overseas I have been able to develop ESL curriculum as well as implement successful lesson based around already establish curriculum. I have experience being the sole teacher in a classroom as well as co-teacher with another English teacher of a non-native speaker background. I have taught grades 1 through 6 as well as adult home room teachers of these grades.
My focus with teaching the Japanese language is to build the student's foundation level and explore specific interest areas. I believe language learning should be more of a fun process than a painstaking one. I am also an advocate of introducing kanji (Chinese characters) immediately after the introduction of hiragana and katakana (Japanese syllabary. From day one I want my students to feel empowered with their knowledge of Japanese language and culture and continuously learn more. Ganbarimashou! (Let's do our best!)