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Akuri's Fun Facts

Teaching Experience
14 Years
Akuri has been teaching Japanese as a second language since 2005.
Languages Spoken
2 Languages
In addition to being a native Japanese speaker they also speak: English (Advanced)


Akuri was born and grew up in Yokohama, Japan, and after graduating from Ferris University in Japan, she moved to Arkansas, U. S. A. and received a degree in B. S. Marketing from Arkansas State University. Since her graduation from ASU in 1997, she has worked as a translator and interpreter through numerous jobs and has taught Japanese language and culture at local homeschooling groups, volunteer classes, and personal tutoring classes. She has over ten years of teaching experience and is currently working with a couple of local students for JLPT while she works as a Japanese student adviser at a local university. She will be able to teach various age groups, from children to adults, at different levels, from casual, academic, to business.

She is originally from Japan and currently resides in USA.

Her Current Time Zone is:
(GMT -6:00) America/Chicago

She Can Teach These Specialized Courses:

She Can Teach The Following Age Groups:
Children, Adolescents, College, Adults, Seniors

In each lesson, I would like to incorporate grammar, reading, vocabulary, listening, and speaking through the mixture of lecture, conversation, and games. I will be checking on the students' pronunciation and intonation as well since I would want them to be able to speak natural-sounding Japanese. I expect the students to speak/sound out as much Japanese as possible during the class so that they can train their mouth to speak with the correct pronunciation. I have several Japanese teaching curriculum, but I will personally build a curriculum depending on my students' levels, knowledge, and goals. By sending some study materials by email, I will assign some independent work if the student wishes to do so.

BA in English
BS in Marketing

I have a shodan (first degree in black belt) in Kendo which I got when I was in Jr. high and I have loved Kendo since then. I am self-teaching violin and Spanish now. I just enjoy trying new things.

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