The joy of teaching

The joy of teaching

The classes for the autumn semester started, and I am back teaching Japanese at uni. Meeting a new group of students was a true pleasure for me, all the more after a long summer break! Due to greater demand for beginner levels, I am teaching the first level of Japanese. This has turned out to [...]

Time to say goodbye to a really nice class

Time to say goodbye to a really nice class

I'm at a very early stage in my teaching career. I've been working as a language teacher of Japanese while doing my PhD for three years now. Most of us teachers have to deal with the same emotions. It's a sad feeling when we have to say goodbye to classes we really like. In January [...]

I love teaching

I love teaching

The first ten weeks of my course have passed, and we have the Easter break until we start the second half of the semester. My students gave me a letter, some Japanese biscuits and Cleistocactus!     What I am feeling now is that I love my students and teaching. I have taught in the [...]

Worth to try – When I applied for a teaching position

Worth to try – When I applied for a teaching position

I just want to share some positive thoughts about job applications! In December 2018, I applied for my current teaching position in London. When I read an article to recruit a teaching staff at a university, the application deadline was already two weeks passed. But it still had a direct email address and a name [...]

Students’ feedback

I have received students' feedback on last semester's course. Overall, they are sweet comments, and I very much appreciate their acknowledgements, like 'the teacher, and the material we focused on, made the course a highly enjoyable experience'. From my point of view, I believe that only students make a course an enjoyable place to learn. [...]