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! I’m Maribel, some friends and people usually call me Marie. I’m originally from Manila, Philippines. I have been in Hiroshima, Japan since 1989. I have a wonderful husband, two grown-up sons and three adorable grandchildren. I studied the Japanese language and culture in my early twenties. I really enjoyed it, especially ikebana and the tea ceremony. I enjoy traveling, walking, photography, watching movies, listening to music and singing. Actually, I sometimes peform with my pro-guitarist husband. I have experience teaching all ages from babies to adults. I’m a positive thinker and will try anything, especially learning new things. I believe having passion in whatever you do, will give you confidence to deal with different kinds of people. And of course making an effort is a must to help you improve more.
Learning a new language is a new adventure. My goal is to help you in a different kind of way, having a conversation for everyday life in a more fun way. Learning another language is really hard, but with my experience as a foreign resident here in Japan, communicating with native speakers, watching movies with subtitles and educational tv programs helps you to learn more difficult vocabulary that you don’t use frequently. So I hope I can help you to be more confident to use your English skills. I’m looking forward to meeting you and let’s start this new challenge in your life.
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!
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!
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….