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こんにちは、イド ベテイー です.あなたの英語力に合わせて指導しますので初心者の方でも気軽な気持ちでトライして下さい。必ず楽しんでいただけると思っています。

Hello!  My name is Bettie Ido, and I am a Canadian living in Japan.  I have been teaching English for 43 years now, first as a volunteer in Malaysia for 3 years, and then in Japan since 1976.

In my lessons in Japan, I usually focus on listening and speaking, since these are the things most students want to practice.  In conversation classes, listening skills usually improve first, and students gain more confidence to join in as they understand more.  Speaking takes a bit longer, as we must search for the right word.  Everyone does--I grope for the right word sometimes as well.  But with practice, we can learn new words, improve our pronunciation and speak more smoothly and naturally.

I find that people in Japan are very eager to learn English, but are often shy to use the English that they already know, and they worry about making mistakes.  I try to boost their confidence and give them an enjoyable experience so that they feel relaxed and more able to express themselves.  I know from my own experience that when learning anything new, it is very important to enjoy the process.  I hope to give lessons that will be helpful and fun for both of us.

I first taught English Literature and Composition in a high school in Sabah, East Malaysia (Borneo), for three years.

I then went to Japan, and this was my first experience with Japanese culture.  I taught English conversation in company classes, and also English conversation schools.

I met my Japanese husband in Kyoto, and we later opened a small school of our own in Gifu, Japan.  For the next 30 years (!) we taught all kinds of students, from 3 years to 83 years of age.

We have two daughters, one living in Edmonton, Canada, and another living here in Fukuoka, where I am now, and I have four grandchildren.

Now I have joined Cafetalk offering online lessons, and enjoy the opportunity to talk to many different people from all over.  I love teaching English because I can meet very positive, motivated people who are interested in the world around them, and I learn from them too!

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Open Lesson

15min 500P

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Getting to know you!

Open conversation

30min 1,000P

Skype Lesson

A slightly longer talk about anything you like

Idiom Quiz

25min 1,200P

Skype Lesson

Learn to use idioms a few at a time

Easy travel dialogues

25min 1,200P

Skype Lesson

Are you planning a trip overseas?

English a la carte

50min 2,000P

Skype Lesson

What do you want to do?

Learning English through the News

50min 2,000P

Skype Lesson

Choose your level!

Ted Talks, and more

50min 2,000P

Skype Lesson

Interesting talks by interesting people

Talk about Japanese Culture

50min 2,000P

Skype Lesson

Build a Story

30min 1,200P

Skype Lesson

What kind of story can we create?

Reading Aloud

25min 1,200P

Skype Lesson

Read a children's story out loud


0min 500P

No Skype

correcting your writing

Proofreading together

30min 1,000P

Skype Lesson

Let's do it together!

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Bettie Ido

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English Native
Japanese Daily conversation
German Just a few words
French Just a few words
Dutch Just a few words

Bachelor of Arts




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