I lived in Yamagata prefecture, about 300 miles north from Tokyo. I studied English Literature in Tohoku University, Japan(1999-2003). After graduation, I taught English for 9 years at Sakata Technical Senior High School (2003-2012) and now I am working in Nanyo Senior High School(2012-) . I don't have much knowledge of applied linguistics. I'm certain that this 6-month study will help me to improve my English proficiency and teaching skill through studying TESL and linguistics class. I will make the most effort to learn many things in ISU, and I would like to feedback my study to students in Japan.
Why did I decide to become an English teacher?
I didn't imagine being an English teacher. I liked several things other than English, such as history, music and so on. I liked to know different culture, way of thinking and history. When I was a university student, I had a chance to talk to many foreign exchange students, such as American, Chinese, Korean, Malaysian, African people. This cultural experience stimulated me a lot, which gave me a decision to become an English Teacher. And studying several languages, such as German, Italian, Latin, Greek and Korean, helped me a lot to have a different perspective toward foreign countries. I have wanted to tell this fun to students.
My Teaching Belief
- To give students English lessons easy for them to understand
- To give students a lot of fun during the class
- To give students chances to express themselves
My Favorite Quotation:
- Where there is a will, there is a way.
- And we know that in all things God‚works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28) Homo sum.
- Humani nil a me alienum puto. (I am a human being. Nothing is alien to me that concerns Human.)
- Music Playing the piano, organ, clarinet and guitar(just a bit)
- Listening to classical, jazz and game music
- Arranging piano pieces Reading books Personal Computer