Meet our team - Koko, Japanese teacher


We have been asking our International team members questions about theirs lives, their experience of learning/teaching languages, about living abroad, travelling.

We have also asked them to tell us their favourite spots/experiences around the world.

This week, we meet Koko, one of our Japanese teachers.

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Where were you born?

Yamaguchi prefecture, Japan

Japanese Prefectures - Bonjour Toowoomba - Learn Japanese

Which countries have you lived in?

Tokyo and Hiroshima in Japan and Australia.

Hiroshima - Bonjour Toowoomba

Which countries have you visited?

Hawaii, Guam, South Korea - Bunsan, Thailand - Bangkok - Phuket, Vietnam - Hochimin, Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Taiwan, New-Zealand

Sapa Sisters - Vietnam - Bonjour Toowoomba Travel

What languages do you speak?

Japanese-fluent

English-intermediate

Tokyo - Rainbow Bridge - Bonjour Toowoomba

Which part of learning a language do you find the most difficult?

Listening.

What is your best tip for learning new languages?

Start young.

Are you still learning a language, which one, why?

English, because I cannot speak it fluently, yet.

Why have you learnt a new language?

Because it is very important and convenient in my life.

How has it impacted in your life?

When I visit overseas, I feel very confident.

What is the best part about living in a foreign country?

We can learn a lot of different things, and we can choose what is best our of all of them.

What has been challenging living in a foreign country?

Making a better life on a daily basis.

Which part of your birth country do you recommend to visitors? Why do you like it?

I do recommend. Because, you will see old and modern culture in same place and people are very kind, polite and clean. Food is also delicious.

Yunomine Onsen - Wakayama Prefecture - Japan - Bonjour Toowoomba Travel

Anything else you’d like to share with our readers?

Each country has a beautiful culture and beautiful people.

Thanks, Koko.

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