Ho Chi Minh CITY

– Learn Japanese (Nihongo) in a group or one-on-one, offline or online (Zoom)
– Course books: “Marugoto,” which is designed to improve communicative language skills required in everyday situations
– Lesson flow:
1) Learn the objectives
2) Look at the photos and illustrations, and say the new words and sentence patterns while listening to the recording
3) Listen to a variety of natural contextualised conversations
4) Discover the rule of language usage including grammar points
5) Try using the expressions in the conversations you listened to
– Additional materials: Graded readers (short stories) to familiarise yourself with Japanese culture


– Marugoto: https://www.marugoto.org/en/about/
– Online resources of Marugoto: https://marugotoweb.jp/en/
– Short stories: https://tadoku.org/japanese/graded-readers/
– Irodori: https://www.irodori.jpf.go.jp/en/index.html


- Teaching Japanese to Vietnamese and expats in HCMC for more than four years since 2016 - Teach small groups and one-on-one - Specialise in elementary and intermediate levels (A1, A2 and B1) using "Marugoto" textbooks and their online resources - Taught essay writing classes for advanced level


- BA Minor in Linguistics (Sophia, Tokyo) - Passed JLTCT (Japanese Language Teaching Competency Test) - Completed CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) - News translator in Tokyo for 8 years - University administrator in NZ for 8 years

Teaching Style

- Help students up four skills using task/situation-based textbooks and graded readers - Can teach one-on-one or in a group (4 to 8 students per class)  - Teach offline in my home or online by Zoom - Give you obligation-free advice on your nihongo communicative skills at an interview with any learners who have seen this post. Contact me.
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