I’m currently a medical student (MD - expected graduation May 2021) at Yale University. My interests in the medical field are very broad (I’ve done a lot of lab research as well as emergency medicine volunteering), but one aspect I find fascinating is the patient’s narrative and experience of disease. I graduated from Columbia University in 2016 double majoring in Biology and English/Comparative Literature. The biggest piece of advice I have for students in Japan is to do as much reading (books, journal articles, newspaper, etc…) they can in order to familiarize themselves with the language. Though difficult at times, forms of written media contain examples of the proper use of grammar, diction, idioms, etc… Even today I come across new words I’ve never seen before in more advanced texts (e.g. works of philosophy).
Satomi Malyssa Osaki
Hi! My name is Monami Miyamoto, and I'm in my third year studying Biological Sciences at Imperial College London. I will graduate in 2021, but I'm also planning on doing a masters degree afterwards. My advice to anyone who wants to improve English, especially speaking, is to 'act confident', and no one will question you! This is something I tell myself often too, as I'm currently learning to speak Spanish :)
Hello! I’m currently a college student studying biology in Fukuoka. Nice to meet you!
I earned an MA in Japanese Linguistics from the University of Hawaii and lived in Japan for five years, three of which I spent teaching English. My best advice for students is don’t be afraid to make mistakes! This is especially important with speaking. The more mistakes you make, the better your speaking skills will become!