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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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Summer Class Week 10

  I have finished all my teaching jobs for the summer semester! For the last class, I brought some Japanese snacks and juice, which we enjoyed for the last 30 minutes of the lesson. For the past six months, since I started my language courses in January, I have had wonderful experiences in the classes, […]

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Outreach: Japanese culture & language

I delivered five sessions on the Japanese culture and language at a secondary school. A total of 125 students in Year 8 (25 students in each class) joined the session, which was more of an interaction style between us than the presentation style I did last time. I fully enjoyed all the sessions with the […]

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