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MURAYAMA Yuki

murayama sensei

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Introductory
Beginner 1

Private Lessons:
Introductory
Beginner

Introducing

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Hajimemashite. My name is Yuki Murayama.

I enjoy eating and love cooking as well.
Sometimes I take time to bake bread too.
Two years ago I took up Yoga, and this year I started doing Belly Dancing.
Exercising the body feels really good, doesn't it !

I have lived in Wales and in America before.
And have visited China, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
There, I made friends with people from the various countries. They are very precious to me.

I currently live with my husband in Osaka.
I am really looking forward to being able to spend time online together with people from all over the world.
Lets enjoy studying together.

Japanese Teaching Style

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What kinds of activities do you include in your online Japanese classes?

Introductory

Learn how to pronounce Japanese with me in this class. It might be a little tricky at first but you'll gradually get the hang of it. And then we will be able to practice how to ask simple questions and introduce yourself in Japanese.

Beginner1

We practice how to have conversations using basic grammar patterns. I introduce common phrases used by Japanese and common situations you will find yourself needing to use these in Japan. By using an example sentence as the base of the class, we'll add some variations little by little. The goal is for you to finally be able to have the conversation without using any hints.

Please share your thoughts on teaching and learning Japanese.

If you have any questions about how to study Japanese or the Japanese lessons at JOI please go ahead and ask me anything, In the lessons I take particular care to choose scenes that are as familiar to you as possible. Try to practice the basic grammar forms by muttering under your breath as you go about your daily life ! As you repeat the words over and over in your head you will be able to start to remember them bit by bit.
I also love humor. If you have an idea for a joke for sentences other than the examples on the slides, please do not hesitate to let us all know !

Experience

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Graduated from Nagoya University, Linguistics Department, Faculty of Literature
Completed the 420-hour Japanese Teacher Training Course (2002)
Passed the Japanese Language Teacher Proficiency Test (2002)
Employed by a Japanese language academy in Nagoya city (2002-2005)
Worked for a British Univerity's Japanese Research Department (2003-2004)

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