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 Week 10

    I have finished all my teaching jobs for the summer semester! For the last class, I brought some snacks and juice, which we enjoyed for the last 30 minutes of the lesson. I was so glad to know that they really enjoyed the refreshments. For the past six months, since I started my […]

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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 Week 7-9

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 Week 5-6

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 because 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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Summer Week 4

One of my students told me that she has been struggling to keep up with the lessons and that she wanted me to explain every single detail of the target language. Although it has not been easy to pay attention to the understanding of 14 students in the conversation-based class, I tried to analyse why […]

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