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