I have been teaching Japanese for American students since I immigrated to USA in 1988. I started my career with ACE(American Cultural Exchange) where I learned the method of TPR and Natural Approach from Mrs. Jo Ann Olliphant. I also taught at Eton Montessori
school for eight years for K-8th graders until I obtained Washington State Teaching Certificate in 2000. In 2000, I started teaching at high school and also joined WATJ. Since then I have been attending many workshops, conferences, summer institutes, symposiums through WATJ,NCJLT, WAFLT and the Japanese Consulate in Seattle. Lesson plans are always included the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning (5Cs) Without these professional development opportunities, I could not have done my teaching for high school level so successfully. Especially I am owing so much for professor MasashiKato at UW and professor HirokoKataoka and Professor YasuhikoTohsaku. I am a detail-oriented and organized teacher focused on evaluating students progression and adapting lesson plans to facilitate learning and growth.I worked with over 500 students who studied Japanese in the last 10 years at O'Dea high school. I effectively combines real-life experience and situation to enhance students to use Japanese language and culture skills.
-Strong in teaching grammar and Kanji
-Lesson Plan refer to National Standards for Japanese Language Learning
-Gurian strategies for "boys brain"
|-Strong in teaching culture such as cooking, calligraphy, Haiku and literature|
-Take students to outside of class activities such as Immersion Camp, AkiMatsuri, Japan Trip
Taught K-8th graders. TPR method was mainly used for elementary children.
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