Hello! I'm Yasu Yoshida. I was born and raised in Japan and have long experience working abroad and teaching Japanese.
I have a BA degree in Anthropology and am a certified teacher of Japanese as a foreign language.
In my life I have worked in multiple business industries. I have lived abroad and traveled extensively for my jobs.
My teaching career started as a side interest 15 years ago through personal interactions with people wanting to study Japanese.
After becoming a certified Japanese language teacher, I have been teaching Japanese as a foreign language to students at any level of proficiency.
I am passionate and focused on providing a tailored teaching content that is relevant to the student's daily life and work situation.
In my free time I enjoy traveling, meeting new people and cultures, and being in nature through cycling, hiking and camping.
Japanese as a Foreign Language, Teaching Certificate
Anthropology, Bachelor of Arts
Fukutoku Language school, Japan
Nagoya International Academy, Japan
Freelance language teacher
I am passionate about teaching Japanese in a fun and effective way.
My teaching strategy uses natural approach to learning languages.
It means that you are an active participant!
You are using the language constantly in class.
You are learning vocabulary that is relevant to you, so you can use it outside of class immediately.
You learn the language as a skill to develop, not as a subject to study.
You learn and become confident fast!
Language textbooks are often boring. This is often because the topics are not interesting for the student.
I focus on selecting topics that are important to you and your learning goals.
If you are studying Japanese for business purposes, then we will use real business materials.
If you study Japanese to read manga, then this is what we will focus on.
With me you will learn Japanese that is relevant to you, while having fun!