Success Story#2 ; I got a professional job offer in Tokyo, Japan!

Do you have a dream of working in Japan?
If so, I can help you with your Japanese.
When I was in high school in Japan, I dreamed of working overseas as well.

I have many students who work in Japan.
Also, I have helped some of my students prepare for job interviews in Japan.

I would like to share one of my lovely student’s success story.

He had no Japanese background before taking my lessons.
He took my lessons once a week in the evening using the Genki 1 textbook.

He started to learn Japanese characters; hiragana, katakana and it took about 3 months.
I taught three grammar points every lesson and gave him homework.
He practiced what we learned with the Genki-workbook as well as some homework I provided via Google Documents. I usually teach both ways; getting students to write things out by hand and have them practice typing on the computer in Hiragana.

One hour lesson structure is something like this;

  • 5-10 minutes Free talking
  • 7 minutes vocab test
  • 20 minutes Grammar
  • 10 minutes translation practice with the grammar points
  • 10 minutes speaking practice with the grammar

After 1 year of studying Japanese, he took Japanese exam Level 5 (JLPT N5) and passed!

He works full-time so sometimes, he did not have time to do homework. In that the case, we did the revision during our lesson.
Initially, he was thinking to try the JET programme but he changed his mind and decided to apply for a job which is related to what he was doing in New Zealand.

He received a Job offer in Tokyo from a major international company!!

Then, he moved to Tokyo and is enjoying life in Tokyo now and continues to take my lessons once a week online via Zoom.

I hope this story inspires you to chase after your dream.


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Published by 岡本彩奈

ニュージーランドで日本語教室”Auckland Japanese Tutor"運営。日本語教師歴10年。学生や社会人向けに間接法にて日本語を教え、過去2000名の外国人学習者を支援。ビジネス初心者のフリーランス日本語教師や日本語の先生で副業・起業したい方向けに個別相談を提供中。

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