Hello! My name is Matthew, but please call me Matt. I am from a small town in the Northeast part of America. I have been living and teaching in Hiroshima for over five years now. I have taught students of all ages, from babies to adults. I have always had a very open mind. Because of this, I started studying about Japanese history, culture, and language and eventually, decided to move here. I enjoy playing shogi, playing sports, playing poker, collecting old video games, cooking, travelling, and so on. In my classes I try to find out what interests the students. You might be learning English because your company wants you to or you need to because you are travelling, but if you do not enjoy it, you will have a hard time developing your skills.
We should be like children when we want to learn something. First, keep it simple. If you have a clear goal set in mind, you can achieve it. Next, make it fun. If you enjoy what you are doing, the experience will be memorable and your ability will become more natural. And finally, do not worry. We all make mistakes, but if you try hard and learn from your mistakes, you will make quick progress.
Hi there! Originally from Los Angeles, I have travelled throughout the US and visited many foreign locales including Australia, Korea and Thailand. I have been living in Asia full time since 2008. My daily passion is riding my motorbike throughout Hiroshima, and my long term interests are many, including woodworking, ceramics and horticulture to name a few. Let`s talk together about YOUR interests!
Learning a language is like learning anything else. Improvement comes with practice and motivation. Learning any new skill broadens your horizons, so to speak, but many people have trouble taking the first step. I recommend you take your existing hobby and try learning it in your new language. Making friends and participating in social events in your new language is a healthy and fun way to become involved. Stay focused and make a schedule to help you keep your goals and measure your daily progress. Seeing the results of your hard work is quite a satisfying reward.
Hi! My name is Anthony and I’m from a vibrant seaside town called Southport, which is pretty close to Liverpool, in the United Kingdom. I am certain that you probably haven’t heard the name Southport before but am certain that you have heard of Liverpool. Liverpool is most famous for The Beatles sure that you have heard the name Liverpool before. Before I came to Japan I was a high school teacher in the U.K. and also spent some time teaching in schools in the U.S.A .I have been in Japan since 2001 and have worked in kindergartens, elementary schools, junior high schools, high schools and universities as well as English conversation schools. My hobbies include traveling, running, cycling and escaping to the countryside whenever possible.
My message to anyone who wants to study English, or any language for that matter, is find something you are interested in or that you enjoy doing…and do it in English. If you love action movies, get down to your video store and rent some DVDs. Experiment with the subtitles, English, Japanese, etc. If you are interested in Hollywood stars get on the Internet and find information in English about your favorite actors or actresses. The most important thing is to have fun! If you are enjoying yourself, you will forget that you are studying but keep on getting better!
Hi! I’m Florence, but people usually call me Flo. I’m from San Antonio, Texas. San Antonio has a lot in common with Hiroshima — the population is about the same, the city is beautiful, the people are friendly, and lots of people come to visit as tourists. I really love my life here in Hiroshima. I love photography, art, bicycling in the city and along the rivers, camping and hiking, yoga, and watching movies. In 2008, I summited Mt. Kilimanjaro with my mother and a group of friends. It was an experience I’ll always treasure. Lately, my two most recent pursuits have been a Masters degree in Applied Linguistics (I hope to finish in 2010!) and learning about essential oils and aromatherapy. I’m looking forward to meeting you and learning more about you and what inspires you.
In Japan, people often ask the question, “What is your dream?”. I used to think that it’s not an interesting question, but these days, I have realized that a lot of people are looking for direction in their lives. If you can gain confidence in speaking English, you will have one more tool in your toolkit. With greater English ability and the confidence to use it, you can have more paths to choose from. More paths lead to more opportunities for exploration. If you can explore, you can find your dream. I hope I can help you to explore the world in English!
Hey everybody! My name is Gregory, but please don’t call me that. When I was a child only my mother when she was angry called me that. Please call me “greg”. I am a science person, but I really enjoy teaching English. I hope to help students enjoy studying as much as I enjoy teaching. I have lived in Japan for more than 10 years. Maybe I can speak a little Hiroshima dialect. I would be happy to help you to speak naturally. Originally, I am from California but, I have lived in many places in the U.S. Please feel free to ask me any questions about America or anything else. ciao.
I agree with Matt 100%! Studying English (or anything else) should be fun. So, find a way to join your hobbies and interests with English. Another point is try to talk in class as much as possible. You only have a small amount of time in class every week, so to make progress efficiently talk to the teacher and other students as much as you can. It is important to listen to the other students when they are talking and think of questions to ask them. In addition, you should master simple question English like, “How do you say ○○ in Japanese/English”, “What does △△ mean?” and so on. So when you don’t understand something you can speak more by asking the teacher a question, too.
「How do you say ○○ inJapanese/English」, 「What does △△ mean?”」のような簡単な質問のフレーズをマスターすれば、たとえ話が理解できなくても、話す機会を得ることができます。
Umberto Caiafa ウンベルト カイアファー
Salve mi chiamo Umberto Caiafa,sono italiano,
Napoletano per essere esatti.
Ho 42 anni e vivo in Giappone da circa 5 anni.
Insegno l`italiano ad hiroshima,sono sposato
con una bella ragazza Giapponese e ho 2 bambini.
Mi piace molto la cultura giapponese,amo dipingereed i miei hobby sono..cucinare e collezzionare piccoli robot meccanici.
Allarga i tuoi orizzonti..vieni a studiare l`italiano
scopri il fascino di questa lingua bellissima.
L`Italia e` il paese dove ci sono piu` opere d`arte
al mondo,la Patria dell`Opera,della Moda,del Design,
della Pizza e di tante altre cose interessanti.
Scopri lo stile di vita degli italiani,viaggia in questo bellissimo paese,divertiti e trova nuovi amici…
insomma arricchisci il tuo stile di vita!
안녕하세요. 황 연순이라고 합니다.
저는 한국어와 중국어 2개국어를 구사 할수 있는 바이링구얼입니다.
어렸을 때부터 한국어와 중국어가 공존하는 환경에서 생활하다보니 자연스럽게 2개국어를 습득하게 되었습니다. 일본에 유학 와서 일본어로도 말할 수 있게 된 후부터, 시야가 더 넓어지는 것은 물론, 즐거움도 두배로 되는 느낌이었습니다. 또 하나의 언어를 안다는 것은 단지 의사소통뿐만 아니라, 그 나라의 문화, 사회, 경제, 역사등 다양한 면까지 요해할수 있는 또 하나의 세상을 접할 수 일이라고 생각합니다.
현재는 대학교에서 시간강사로 경제무역관련 과목을 가르치면서 아우다사이다에서 한국어 교사로 근무하고 있습니다.
저와 함께 아름다운 한국어를 배워볼까요? 한중일 3개국 문화를 서로 비교하면서 알기 쉽게 발음부터 확실하게 가르쳐드립니다.
bonjour à tous je suis Laurent et je viens de Paris. Je suis diplômé en musique et j’aime beaucoup les arts, les langues et les sciences humaines.
j’habite à Hiroshima depuis 2005 et j’aimerais partager avec vous mon expérience de vivre dans un pays étranger
Si vous aimez la culture et le style de vie à la française, j’aimerais vous aider à l’apprentissage de cette langue dans la convivialité.
Ètudions ensemble le vocabulaire de tous les jours, afin de faciliter votre accès à la conversation. Apprenons ensemble les mots clés de la langue française dans une ambiance chaleureuse.
Mein Name ist Stephan und ich komme aus Deutschland. Ich wohne seit ueber 3 Jahren in Hiroshima. Ich bin Kuenstler und vor ca. 8 Jahren war ich Austauschstudent an der Hiroshima City University. ICH LIEBE JAPAN, vor allem japanisches Essen und das schoene Wetter hier. Insbesondere Hiroshima erinnert mich sehr an meine Heimatstadt WUERZBURG, wo Weisswein auf den Hugeln angebaut wird. Meine Hobbys sind Tauchen, Computer, Billard spielen, Musik horen, Movies und BIER trinken zusammen mit Freunden. Auf bald hier bei Outsider´s !!!
Ich lehre die deutsche Sprache nun schon fast 10 Jahre lang, zuerst als privater Lehrer fur Japaner in Deutschland und seit nunmehr 3 Jahren auch professionell in Hiroshima. Ich weiss, dass speziell fur Japaner Deutsch lernen eine Qual ist, da die Grammatik sehr schwer zu verstehen und dazu auch noch voller Ausnahmeregeln ist. Deswegen ist mein oberstes Ziel, den Unterricht nebenbei auch noch interessant und lustig zu gestalten !! Wenn immer moglich zeige ich Euch gerne Bilder aus Deutschland, meiner Familie und Freunde und erzahle Euch einiges uber die deutsche Kultur und den Unterschied zur japanischen. Also, falls du Interesse an der deutschen Sprache hast, komm doch vorbei im Outsider zu einer Probestunde mit mir….