Hajimemashite. My name is Chiharu Takase.
I was born in the spring, that's why my parents decided to include the Kanji for spring (haru) in my name.
My hometown is in Yamaguchi prefecture on the western coast of Honshu, but now I live in Kyoto, one of Japan's early capital cities. I'm married with a son and daughter. My hobby is the Japanese tea ceremony.
Learning a new language, including Japanese, can be tough at first, but once you start comprehending the patterns and rhythm, you'll find that there is nothing more interesting. Do what you can, when you can, and enjoy the challenge.
Please feel free to join the classes. I'm really looking forward to meeting you in our online Japanese classroom.
Japanese Teaching Style
What kinds of activities do you include in your online Japanese classes?
My advanced level classes focus primarily on news. Let's read the news and find out more about Japan today. Rather than reading the articles slowly, we tend to set a pretty good pace.
Low Intermediate Grammar(N3)
Even when you basically master the Beginner Level grammar, it is still difficult to use it at the appropriate time and place. Let's practice the grammar phrases that you have learned and practice them over and over. By repeating the words and phrases let's memorize them well. The aim is to tidy up your understanding and usage of Beginner vocabulary and grammar.
Please share your thoughts on teaching and learning Japanese.
Please come and join my easygoing online Japanese lessons. I know that you have a busy life with work, household chores, school work and that everyday is not without its stresses, but I put my heart into creating online Japanese lessons at JOI that I hope might ease just a bit of that stress.
Graduated from Ritsumeikan University, Department of Literature
Completed the Japanese Teacher Training Course with the NAFL Distance Learning Program
Passed the Japanese Language Teacher Proficiency Test
Currently employed as an instructor at Japanese Language Institute, Kyoto