1. Please tell us what YOU have learned about teaching English to Japanese speakers.


2. Have you ever been impressed by, or, had a special moment with a student you would like to share?


3. Please give your advice to someone who is thinking of joining Eikaiwa Artemis to practice or study English.


1. I have learned to speak slowly and pause between statements (even after drinking yet another coffee)

There is nothing wrong with silent moments. When I try to speak Japanese I too have to take time and think about how to say it right.


2. I have a student that writes compositions for every lesson. The compositions are about everyday things in her life but they are written in an almost poetic narritive way. She also uses some complex words. Each week I look forward to the next story. Over the weeks I have been impressed with her use of vocabulary and seen a marked improvement in English grammar.


3. Think about your reasons for wanting to study English and what you want to focus on (conversation, writing, grammar, business, travel, study)

perhaps even write some ideas down. If you can identify what aspects of English you want to improve you will reach your goals much faster. Try to contribute something to the lesson, either some material or just prepare a few ideas or questions. The lesson will be suited directly to your specific needs.

The more you can contribute the more you will gain.

Thanks for the opportunity to contribute some feedback. I really enjoy time with each and every one of my students.










1.What I've learned about teaching English one-on-one through EIKAIWA ARTEMIS is that each student is unique, has different interests and reasons for studying English, and often learns in their own way and at their own pace. This means the content and direction of each lesson varies a great deal from student to student. This cafe style tutoring also allows the student and teacher to communicate as people without the rigid restrictions imposed by corporate entities. Meeting in cafes is very different from teaching in a classroom setting. The student is free to expand their wings in almost any direction they choose.


2.I am constantly amazed at my students and their attention to English study. I have been impressed by them in many ways. For example: When I gave a beginner level student a homework assignment sheet that required full

sentence answers. He not only answered the questions but also wrote out each of the questions and answers in his notebook as well.

I've recomended books in English of personal interest to beginner through advanced level students; from childrens books to biographies. Some students have read them and we then use the book as a focus or topic of discussion in

our lesson.


3.My advice to anybody who wants to practice or study English with EIKAIWA ARTEMIS is to read, Read, READ !!!

Reading is a fundamental part of any language. Read about whatever you are interested in... in English! Start with basics; children's story books are great; or, read an English newspaper or magazine article. You can use them

in your lessons. Also, phonics and pronunciation. Work on the "L" / "R" sounds for example; ("Did she say lip or rip?", "late" or "rate"?).







読む、ということは語学の基本だよ。自分が興味を持っていることについて英語で読むんだ!ベーシックなものからトライすればいいよ。子供向けの本は凄くいいし、新聞や雑誌の記事なんかはレッスンでも使える。あと、つづりと発音の練習も大事だよ。例えば、"L" と "R"の発音練習。(彼女が言ったのは"lip" それとも"rip" ? "late"それとも "rate"?)