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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Success Story#1 ; High School Student.

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

She was struggling with NCEA Level 1 Japanese before coming to my lessons.
She took my lesson twice a week during her school terms for 1 year.
She brought her own school homework to my class, so we focused on it.
I encouraged her to learn grammar, vocabulary and practice speaking as well.

She received a Merit Endorsement for her Japanese NCEA exam!!   

The below is a message her mother sent me!

Dear Ayana,

We just wanted to let you know that with your wonderful tutoring (student name) received a Merit Endorsement for her Japanese NCEA exam, a great achievement as she was seriously struggling with Japanese before she had your assistance.

Thank you so much for all your help, and we will highly recommend you as a tutor to anyone who needs assistance with their Japanese!

With Kind Regards

S.C

 

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Success Story#3 ; We are enjoying very basic TV shows!

Do you have a dream of working or studying in Japan?
If so, I can help you with your Japanese.
When I was in high school in Japan, I had a dream of a doing a degree overseas.

I would like to share my students’ success story.

They are a married couple and the husband was studying to be a doctor specialised in neurology.
In his final year of study he could choose a country for medical training and he chose Japan. His wife was also interested in Japan, so they decided to go together for few months to Japan.

They had no Japanese background before coming to my lessons.
They took my lessons once a week at 7pm until they left for Japan.
During that time, my office moved from city area to the North Shore, New Zealand and they kept taking my lessons even after my office re-location.

Since they only had 5 months to prepare for going to Japan we covered the following topics;

Preparation course example ) The 2 and 5 are customised lessons.

  1. Basic greetings
  2. Self introduction
  3. Japanese culture in work environments
  4. Useful travel phrases
  5. Basic questions to ask clients

They also shared with me their travel plans.
His wife asked me if “he better bring business cards?” .
I said ;
In Japanese culture business people must have business cards, however I do not think medical students need it. Japanese medical staff or clients may not expect you to have your cards.

Then, they flew to Tokyo for medical training as well as sightseeing for a few months.
Don’t you think it is a great opportunity to go to Japan like this couple?
I hope their story has inspired you in some way.

 

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