Inner West Nihongo Academy
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Creative Kids Voucher
Early Bird discount
About the Teacher
I am a teacher at the Inner West Nihongo Academy. I was born, raised, and worked in Kyoto, Japan. So, I am obviously a native Japanese speaker!
I am a qualified Japanese teacher. In Japan, I taught students from overseas at several high schools as a JSL (Japanese as a second language) teacher. In Australia, I have worked at a Japanese community language school and also taught business Japanese at a company. My teaching style is friendly, interactive, and informative. Don't worry about making mistakes. I believe that students learn best when they feel comfortable trying out new things!
I love traveling, reading, watching movies, and studying languages. (I can speak Japanese, Mandarin and English) I can share my experience of how I learned 3 languages and give you tips & advice to you.
I enjoy teaching because I learn a lot from students and I love to see students smiling at their "Yes, I did it!" moment.
Let's have fun studying Japanese together!
About our Academy
“I want to speak more Japanese!”
“I want to understand manga and anime in Japanese!”
"I want to improve my results in exams!”
“I want to learn Japanese for traveling to Japan!”
What do you want to achieve in Japanese? Inner West Nihongo Academy will help you fulfill your dreams.
Our curriculum is designed to build practical Japanese skills in an interactive way to improve your communication skills.
Let's enjoy studying with friends who have common interests in a friendly environment.
Our school name “開出見” (academy) means
開 = open 出 = out 見 =see
In our lessons, you can open your mind, look out into the wider world, and broaden your perspective. You will see a whole new world!
This class is for students who are currently studying Japanese at the beginner level at school or have just started to learn Japanese.
In this course, you will learn the basics of conversation in daily life with visual and audio materials. You will be given various fun activities to develop essential skills such as speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
The teacher will talk to you in Japanese as much as possible but English is also used when necessary. Kanji (Chinese characters) are gradually introduced to give students a head start. ( Kanji is thought to be one of the trickiest part of learning Japanese) The aim of this course is to expand your expressive ability and turn your grammatical knowledge into real practical communication skills. So, you will actually be able to enjoy talking with native Japanese people! You will also learn the culture (old & new) and unique Japanese values to foster intercultural understanding.
90 mins per lesson /Group lesson/ In-class lesson
This class is for students who have completed the Beginner Course or have the equivalent level of the pre-intermediate class.
In this course, you will build up the new grammatical knowledge on top of the contents you have learned in the Beginner Course. You will practice more sophisticated expressions in how to express your own experience and opinion, how to make a clear explanation, how to use honorifics(Keigo), etc. Fluency in speaking is also focused so that you will be able to have smooth conversations in real situations. You will expand more Kanji knowledge as well. Authentic materials (ex. easy news articles, manga, J-pop songs,etc.) are introduced to increase your motivation to study because learning should be fun!
90 mins per lesson /Group lesson/ In-class lesson
JAPANESE FOR BACKGROUND SPEAKERS
“There are no Japanese classes that suit me in high school.”
“After graduating from a Japanese community language school or leaving school halfway, I have no opportunity to use Japanese.”
“I want to study Japanese and learn more about Japan.”
“I want to enjoy manga and anime in Japanese.”
“I want to talk to relatives in Japanese.”
“I want friends with a Japanese background.”
“I can speak Japanese but I am not good at reading and writing.”
“I want to be more confident in my Japanese” etc.
This class is for students with a variety of desires and needs. In the first half of the lesson, you will focus on grammar to gain proper knowledge of the language. In the second half of the lesson, you will study with practical and fun materials such as articles of various genres, easy news, videos, J-pop, and more. This allows you to experience different types of Japanese, such as Japanese for spoken and written, for men and women, and honorific expressions, etc. You will learn KANJI as well.
Since the lessons are basically conducted in Japanese, a certain level of Japanese proficiency is required.
I hope this class will be a place for you to learn about Japanese culture and value, then think about how you can incorporate such a great heritage in your life.
90 minutes per lesson/ Group lesson / Online
ONLINE SPEAKING PRACTICE
This course is for students who wish to practice HSC speaking or just wish to improve your speaking ability. You can talk with your teacher one-on-one or in small groups of 2 (with a friend) by using an online video call app.
Your teacher will give you advise about natural expressions, correct your pronunciations and improve your fluency when speaking. So you will never get so nervous in a real conversation or test.
25 minutes per lesson / 1:1-2 lesson / Online