EducationMasters of Applied Linguistics. BCom. BMus. Diploma of Modern Languages (Japanese). TESOL. Grad Dip Ed (Jap & ESL). Cert IV Workplace Training
Author of ‘Foxy Phonics’ ; a junior high school phonics program used across Japan
ExperienceMelbourne is my home town, but for eight years I travelled around the world, including four years in Japan, meeting new people and learning new languages. During this time, I taught ESL in language schools and as a private tutor to all ages, gaining experience in English for general conversation, business and travel English as well as IELTS preparation.
Since I've had my children, I've been working with VCE students and university students in English, Japanese and English Language.
Before then, I was working as a Japanese language teacher and head of languages in a high school and as a sessional language teacher at the College of Adult Education.
Consequently, I have a good sense of humour and lots of experience in making your successful language learning rewarding, engaging and fun.
I really enjoy teaching ESL and watching my students progress and gain confidence with their language.
HobbiesI have two young boys and I love playing with them. I love music and I play the piano, the koto and the taiko with some competence. I also enjoy strumming on the guitar. I love languages. I speak Japanese and I enjoy the English language. Otherwise, I enjoy netball, watching movies and geocaching.
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