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B.A, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ (Japanese-Linguistics)
I graduated from The College of New Jersey in December 2015 with a B.A. in Self-Designed Japanese with a concentration in Linguistics. At The College of New Jersey, I was fortunate to have been instructed by professors who instilled not only a love of the Japanese language, but also a passion for language pedagogy itself. In the future, I strongly wish to pursue graduate studies in Japanese pedagogy and eventually a career as a professor of Japanese at the collegiate level.
My desire to teach Japanese is largely attributed to the three years I worked as a Japanese oral proficiency leader for students enrolled in introductory-level courses at The College of New Jersey. During my time as an oral proficiency leader, I strived to prepare weekly lesson plans that would enable students to creatively apply the linguistic skills they acquired in the classroom in an effort to further facilitate the development of their communicative competence in the target language. Furthermore, my experience as an advanced-level Japanese student at Middlebury College allowed me to continue to develop the ability to be a sympathetic listener and utilize scaffolding in order to actively lower the affective filter experienced by learners of all levels. Moreover, the highly demanding and immersive environment I encountered during my year abroad in Japan and at Middlebury College helped me to develop the organizational and time management skills necessary for maximum productivity at any given task. It also enabled me to acquire effective cross-cultural communication skills, which are applicable to interpersonal relations both within and outside of a classroom setting.
I am delighted at the prospect of applying my skills and experience as a Japanese tutor. My personal objective is to employ my current skillset and linguistic ability to make the Japanese language more accessible to students like myself who are studying it as a second or foreign language. I truly believe that if given the opportunity, I will be able to make a positive contribution to your Japanese studies.
I graduated from The College of New Jersey in December 2015 with a B.A. in Self-Designed Japanese with a concentration in Linguistics. At The College of New Jersey, I was fortunate to have been instructed by professors who instilled not only a love of the Japanese … Read more
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