Hajimemashite. My name is Naoko Iwaki.
My hometown is in Kagawa Prefecture, but I'm living in Osaka now.
Lately I'm really into karaoke, and I often go out to sing. Singing out loud in a big voice is really refreshing and helps to relieve stress. What are your hobbies? Please let me know in class online, and then let's talk about lots of different things.
I'm really looking forward to meeting you.
Japanese Teaching Style
What kinds of activities do you include in your online Japanese classes?
I teach the Beginner 2 FlexLessons class. In this online Japanese class, each lesson focuses mainly on a Japanese grammar point from the textbook Minna no Nihongo Book 2. The aim here is not not memorize grammar points but to speak Japanese as much as possible using natural phrases.
Every student of Japanese acquires language at a different rate, and the FlexLessons allow for this flexibility. Each FlexLessons class is complete Japanese lesson in itself, a self-contained module. Whether you take one online lesson a day, one a week, or even one a month, FlexLessons let you improve your Japanese at your own pace.
I also teach private Japanese lessons. In these courses I match the lessons with the individual student's needs. Some students study using textbooks, others have mainly Japanese conversation classes, while others study toward the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), everyone learning Japanese has unique goals and needs.
If you have a webcam, we can see each others' facial expressions?it adds an unexpected sense of reality to your experience as you learn Japanese online.
Please share your thoughts on teaching and learning Japanese.
One of the things I hear often is how online Japanese classes at JOI let you have a little fun while learning Japanese. If you're not sure of your level, just try a few classes to see which suits you best. You may be nervous during your first online Japanese lesson, but don't worry: the teachers and other students are bound to welcome you kindly. Just relax and give it a go.
Graduated from Kobe University, Linguistics Department, Faculty of Literature
Completed the 420-hour course for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language (2005)
Passed the Japanese Language Teacher Proficiency Test (2005)