Japanese Teacher - Ishida Sensei

Japanese Language Teacher in Tokyo 5

Name : Ishida Sensei

School : Shinjuku School

Japanese Lesson Types : Group and Private Lessons

Why did you become a teacher?

I used to work for an American and British companies as an administrative assistant and learned how to communicate in English through business and I lived in Singapore for three and half years. I really enjoyed meeting many people from all over the world, and they always asked me to teach Japanese. I am a native speaker of Japanese but I did not know how to do it, and told them ‘I am sorry I can’t. This request has always been on my and last year I decided to take the training course to teach Japanese to make my dream come true. Now I got a chance to teach at Japan Switch in Tokyo. I hope to make speaking Japanese a pleasant experience and hope to support you in enjoying and living in Japan. I would like to try my best.

What do you like about teaching?

I have been teaching English to the small children and students by drama method (English/Japanese) for 17 years. I saw their growth and changes a lot in these experiences. It is my greatest pleasure to see their progress as a tutor. Now I would like to support the students at Japan Switch to understand Japan and Japanese language better. Once you know the basic Japanese skill, I am sure you can enjoy your life here better. I would like to also share my experiences of living abroad and what I did to make the most out of that experience. Overall, I would like to see you smile while learning Japanese 🙂

How are your lessons?

In my lesson, I would like to know why you want to learn and improve Japanese, and try to fit your needs. I know learning another language is very hard, especially Kanji will be very hard for you. But keeping the motivation is very important. I would like to make my lesson practical and let you speak a lot to get confidence.

How did I improve my English while in Singapore? I had many friends to talk with and it helped me improve my English a lot.

As for learning Japanese, you may make many mistakes in the beginning but trying to use Japanese is more important than making sure everything is perfect. I would like my Japanese language students relax and have fun in the lessons. I want to be your ‘friend’ in the class to talk a lot.

What are your hobbies?

I like cooking and baking. When I lived in Singapore, I took the cooking class to learn how to make the local foods. Now I can check the recipes on internet, so I can try many new foods at home. I also enjoy doing Hot Yoga now. I feel it is very relaxing and being in the very hot and humid room is good to sweat a lot.

Japan Switch

Japan Switch provides affordable morning and noon Japanese lessons in Tokyo. Centrally located, relaxed environment and quality textbooks. Japan Switch is quickly growing and providing help to the foreign community in Japan


Opening Hours : 9:30 - 1:30 PM

Opening Days : Monday - Friday

Location : Shinjuku, Tokyo