- James Nelson
I’m from Cambridgeshire in the UK, about 1 hour north of London.
I wanted to experience living in another country and Japan seemed like an interesting place which had some similarities to my home country but was also very different.
I get to meet lots of different people with lots of different reasons for wanting to study and different goals. Every day is different. Teaching and learning is also fun so I enjoy helping and having fun with my students.
Seeing a student make real progress and achieve their goals gives me a great feeling. It’s nice knowing that I’ve helped people do something which they couldn’t have done on their own.
I want my school to be a place where students feel comfortable and enjoy themselves but can also learn and achieve their goals.
- Mike Hannah
I’m from Melbourne in Australia, but I grew up in Germany. This made me aware from an early age of the necessity of learning a second language in order to communicate with the people around me.
I came to Japan to learn Japanese, soak up the fascinating diversity of culture, and try a little sake on the side.
It is a challenge and a privilege to be in a position to help people move closer to their goals of being able to communicate fluently in English.
You get to know your students personally and adjust your own style of teaching to help them open doors to opportunities that weren’t there before they started learning English.
To create a comfortable and studious atmosphere that promotes a drive for self-improvement and interaction with others who share the common goal of using English in their daily life somewhere down the track.
- Lai Keun Li
I come from the UK.
I came to Japan to teach English and be with my fiancé.
I enjoy teaching for a wide variety of reasons, especially because I just enjoy being a teacher. I also like teaching because it gives me the opportunity to meet lots of new people.
It’s rewarding being able to see students make progress. I get a lot of personal satisfaction when students express that they find their lessons fun and interesting.
I want to do my best to ensure that students’ demands and needs are met whenever possible, and to create a friendlier work environment.