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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

 

 

Which countries have you lived in?

Tokyo and Hiroshima in Japan and Australia. 

 

 

Which countries have you visited? 

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

 

 

 

What languages do you speak?

Japanese-fluent 

English-intermediate 

 

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.

 

 

 

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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