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Mon 10:00   12:00
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Sat 22:00   23:30
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About Me: 

Hello, my name is Deanna (ディアナ)! 

I graduated from Columbia University in New York City with a bachelor's degree in Japanese Literature, and am about to graduate from Kyoto University with a Master's degree in Contemporary Culture Studies. Some of my favorite authors include Akutagawa Ryunosuke (芥川 龍之介), Mishima Yukio (三島 由紀夫), Izumi Kyoka (泉 鏡花), and Tanizaki Jun'ichiro (谷崎 潤一郎) to name a few. I also took a Classical Japanese class while I was in school, so if you want to talk about Hojoki (方丈記) or Genji (源氏) or Konjaku Monogatari (今昔物語), I am all ears! 

I've been studying Japanese for six years now, and have studied abroad in Japan too! Besides Kyoto, I have also visited Tokyo, Osaka, Nara, Nagano, Okayama, Sapporo, Fukuoka, Nagasaki, and Kumamoto. I love Japanese food, onsen, manga, anime and films by Kurosawa Akira. As you can see from below, my favorite manga is Dragon Ball! ( ᐛ )و

 About my Lessons:

Because I have spent over six years learning Japanese, I know how hard it is to learn another language. That's why we will learn at your pace! I am super patient, so don't worry about making mistakes! I will help correct your pronunciation, and increase your vocabulary naturally. I have been teaching English online for over two years, so I have the experience necessary to make you feel comfortable speaking English with a native speaker. I have also passed the N1 level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (日本語能力試験N1), so I can also provide Japanese language support! 

Want to increase your speaking ability? Want to improve your listening comprehension? Want to be able to understand a newspaper article? No problem! I will help you fulfill all of your language goals, so let's start this journey together! ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ 

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ニューヨークのコロンビア大学を今年卒業して、専門は日本の文学を学びました。好きな作家は芥川龍之介、三島 由紀夫、泉 鏡花、そして谷崎 潤一郎も好きです。古典のクラスも取っていたので、方丈記や源氏物語や今昔物語についても話せますよ! 四年以上日本語を勉強しているので、他の言語を習うことの難しさはよくわかります。生徒さんのペースで進みましょう!失敗を怖がる必要はありません。オンラインで英語を教えた経験もあります!また、日本語能力試験N2に合格したので、日本語でのサポートもできます!あなたが今まで「これは英語で何というの?」と思っていたような表現も日本語と英語で教えることができます。 ヒアリングも、会話も、会話もヒアリングもリーディングも上達できます!さぁ、英語の旅をはじめましょう!ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ ...

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