Japanese Teaching Staff /

yatabe sensei

Beginner 2
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Konnichiwa. My name is Kumiko Yatabe. I live in Saitama, just North of Tokyo.

The best way to learn to speak a foreign language is to talk with a person from that country.

Books and CD learning materials as well as movies and music from that country are good learning tools. But unfortunately they do not talk back to you or correct your mistakes.

Please pop into the classroom. If you are aiming to talk fluent Japanese just like a native, or are interested in enjoying to study in a leisurely manner, I am really looking forward to meeting you and many types of students and help you in your quest to master the language. If you don't understand something, please feel free to ask. I will try to make the lessons as easy to understand for everyone.

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

Beginner 2

We practice sentence structures that we often use in everyday conversation.

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By copying the sentences that the teacher reads out, we aim to raise your listening and pronunciation skills. It may seem a little difficult at first, but as you practice more, it becomes smoother. Don't worry too much if you do not understand the meaning of the sentences. Let's enjoy mimicking the teacher much in the same way a baby mimics it's parent's conversation.


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Graduated from Tama Art University ; Department of Japanese traditional painting
Completed the NAFL Japanese teacher training program
Passed the Japanese Language Teacher Proficiency Test

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