Week 99: Initiation of data analysis

This week was relaxing and fairly productive in terms of a transition from theory review to data analysis. Based on plans my supervisors and I made last week, I mapped out audio data to structure analysis chapters, and I set a weekly schedule for conducting each process and writing chapters for the next year. I […]

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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, great […]

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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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Summer Class Weeks 7, 8 and 9

While working on my literature review chapter, I have also been trying my best for my classes. Teaching has turned out to be a good change of scenery for me, and I have been really enjoying it, especially for the past three weeks! I came to show lots of contextual pictures and videos to the […]

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Summer Class Weeks 5 and 6

Classes have been going well! The students (who have survived) are very keen to study grammatical points, as well as conversational phrases. I have been feeling less stressed about teaching the Beginners course, as this is the second round of teaching the same contents for me, and also the students are nice, honest and frank, […]

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