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University of Colorado, Boulder
Columbia University, New York City (Master's)
East Asian Institute, Columbia University, NYC (Other)
I have taught Japanese Conversation and English Composition to adults through the community colleges and BVSD Lifelong Learning. I've worked as a Japanese-English Interpreter and also written and published several how-to books in English. My strength is in conversational Japanese and discussing cultural subjects using Japanese videos, TV, or children's books.
My first language is Japanese but I quickly learned English when I went to school here in my hometown of Boulder. My parents immigrated here from Japan and I've also spent a lot of time overseas. 10 years in Japan (which includes working for a Japanese company, teaching Japanese and tutoring Japanese students), 1 year in Indonesia, 1 year in Romania, and 6 months in the Netherlands. I love travel, learning (I've got my Master's degree in International Affairs), reading and writing, and teaching. Language and culture are fascinating for me and I enjoy sharing my passion with students. I have taught Japanese Conversation and English Composition to adults through the community colleges and BVSD Lifelong Learning. I've worked as a Japanese-English Interpreter and also written and published several how-to books in
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I am fluent in Japanese and experienced in teaching English speakers. I've lived and worked in Japan for 10 years, currently teach at FRCC, and am enrolled in a training program for Japanese language teachers administered by the American Association of Teachers of Japanese. I am familiar with Yokoso.
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