Hello, my name is Marina Kobayashi and I am currently a sophomore at Keio University where I study political science. I'm planning on studying for a year abroad starting this August in Amsterdam to study cultural anthropology. I grew up in the United States and Belgium so I have quite an international mindset and outlook in life! Good luck with your summaries. I look forward to grading them from abroad!
Elizabeth De Sa
Hi, my name is Elizabeth, エリザベス. I was born in London, but now I live in South Carolina in the United States.
I graduated from the University of Oxford with a Biology degree.
I also have teaching degrees from the universities of London and South Australia.
I have taught English, Math, Science and Biology in Europe, Asia, North America and Australasia.
My hobbies are playing the piano, training my German Shepherd puppy, and raising ducks and geese.
I lived in Niigata for three years and I loved it.
I know from first hand experience how it feels to learn a new language.
My #1 tip is practice as much as you can. It's ok to make mistakes. Mistakes are opportunities to improve.
Don't worry if people laugh at you.
(I once had a woman run away from me when I asked her, in Japanese, for directions to Nagaoka station!)
Celebrate your courage in trying something new and different.
I am looking forward to working with you!
Hi, I'm Moena and I am currently a sophomore at International Christian University in Japan! I attended an international school in Japan and spent several years living in New York. I am planning to choose media and communication as my major in the third year. I am looking forward to reading your writings!
Hello everyone! My name is Vincent and I'm currently a sophomore at Yale University majoring in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. I am especially interested in bugs and hope to work at a museum one day! I also enjoying hiking, traveling, and promoting social justice. In high school I studied for a year in Kochi, so I speak Japanese and understand the difficulty of learning a new language. I encourage everyone to push themselves and use the things they learn in conversation and writing until they become natural. Learning another language opens many doors in the world, and you shouldn't forget to be proud of yourself for studying so hard!
I'm Yuri and I'm a student at International Christian University. I lived in Hong Kong until the age of 18!
My hobbies are to go shopping and to watch rugby.
I hope to see all of you improve through rewrites summary! It may be tough but learning a new language is fun and it will help you out a lot in the future :-)