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Yale University (Linguistics)
Hello! My name is Diallo, and I am available for tutoring this summer. In 2014, I graduated from Yale with a B.A. in Linguistics. During my time as an undergrad, I worked as a Japanese tutor for Yale's Center for Language Study. In August I will be moving to Japan to start a position as a Coordinator for International Relations for the JET Program, where my primary responsibility will be translation and interpretation.
My formal Japanese education began in high school, when I enrolled in Harvard Summer Session's Beginning Japanese course. I continued my studies in college, where I was fortunate enough to spend two summers studying abroad in Japan; one in Hakodate, where I completed the Hakodate International Foundation's "Advanced-Mid and above" Japanese course, and another in Tokyo, where I studied anime and manga. I have passed the N2 (second highest) level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test.
I am very passionate about foreign languages, and I love getting others excited about them as well. In addition to Japanese, I spent the past school year studying Mandarin in Taipei, and the year before studying Korean in Seoul. I also spent my junior spring studying abroad in Paris through a program called CUPA, where I was directly enrolled in a French university and completed my coursework entirely in French. As someone who has studied a variety of languages, I am able to draw upon my own experiences and study techniques to assist others in their foreign language acquisition.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I look forward to hearing from you! Hello! My name is Diallo, and I am available for tutoring this summer. In 2014, I graduated from Yale with a B.A. in Linguistics. During my time as an undergrad, I worked as a Japanese tutor for Yale's Center for Language Study.
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I spent nine months in Taipei as a recipient of the Taiwanese Department of Education's Huayu Enrichment Scholarship, where I studied Mandarin at National Taiwan University's Chinese Language Division. I have passed Level 3 of the Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL). As I studied in Taiwan, I am more comfortable with traditional characters than simplified characters.
I have recently been hired as a Coordinator for International Relations for the JET Program, where my primary responsibility will be Japanese translation and interpretation. In college, I worked as a Japanese language tutor for Yale’s Center for Language Study. In addition, I passed the N2 (second-highest) level of the Japanese Language proficiency test in 2012.
My formal Japanese education began in high school, when I took an Elementary Japanese course at Harvard University's summer school. I continued to study Japanese throughout college, eventually completing Yale's "Academic and Professional Spoken Japanese" course. In the summer of 2011, I studied abroad in Japan for eight weeks at the Hakodate International Foundation, where I was placed into the "Advanced-Mid and above" class (the highest level offered). While abroad, I was even interviewed on Japanese radio.
I also have experience being tutored in Japanese, so I understand what the tutoring process is like from the perspective of the student.
After graduating from Yale in 2014, I won a fellowship to study Korean for a year in Seoul. I first studied at Ewha Woman's University's Language Center, and then went on to graduate from Korea University's Korean Language Center. I have passed Level 5 of the Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK), which is the second highest-level.