Teaching motivation returned

Teaching motivation returned

I stay in touch with some of my students from the last academic year who went back home across countries. It’s a nice feeling to hear about how they’ve managed to continue to study at home. We discuss useful textbooks and materials and how they work for their online learning. One student told me that [...]

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 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 this [...]

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 [...]