Hello! My name is Ashley, and it's wonderful to meet you. I'm originally from Oregon but I have now been living in Japan for around 4-5 years. As such I speak native English and conversational Japan as well as understanding some business vocabulary. I currently work as an accountant for a Japanese company as well as teaching English (daily conversation to business). Teaching Style
I have worked with Japanese students (from as young as 6 years old to 40 years) for many years as an english conversation partners and pronuciation pratice. I've noticed the best style to learn a language is to be in a relaxed environment and be open for trying new things and not worried about making mistakes. I do my best to create an environment where I can help people learn while having fun. Hobbies and Fun Facts
Living in Japan with my outlook on life has given me many interesting opportunities.
I've had the opportunity of doing so many things in my life including modeling (both fashion shows and shoots), practicing and performing ballet for 14 years, to even going cage free shark diving!
More recently I really enjoy learning and experiencing different aspects of Japanese culture. I especially love kimonos! I've been slowly buying all of the different parts and clothes for a full kimono outfit. I'm always looking for a reason to wear a kimono or buy different accessories.
I am not qualified to put one on myself but someday soon I hope to take the necessary lessons. I have done some modeling for kimono shows and entered into a Kimono Queen Contest!
However my normal day to day is often low key and relaxing. On my free time off I am tending to my new garden, cooking new food, playing video games, drinking tea or just hanging out with my husband and our lovely cat.
I am looking forward to getting the chance to discuss about myself more as well as learn more about you!