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English teachers

Michael

Hi everyone! My name is Michael and I was born and raised in Stittsville, a suburb of Ottawa in Canada. After teaching in high school and elementary schools in Ottawa I decided to try teaching English as a second language in Tokyo. That was in 1994 and I am still doing it. I have been lucky to be able to teach here with the excellent staff and teachers from various parts of the world.
Many of my students ask me what level is the most difficult to teach. I always reply that all levels are a joy to teach and it is my job to help develop the strengths and strengthen the weaknesses.
Our door is always open to you so please come to see us anytime.

Antonio

My name is Antonio Burgos and I come from N.Y.C. I have come to Japan to study the Japanese Language and make a documentary film about life in Japan as a foreigner. My hobbies are physical fitness, filmmaking and cartooning. Among my travels are trips to: Spain, France, England, Belgium, Amsterdam, Bermuda and Puerto-Rico. My favorite music is Classical, Rap, Alternative and Classic Rock. My favorite movies are: The Last Emperor, Raging Bull, Sid and Nancy and Basquiat. I am very passionate about teaching English. My hope is that each and every student at Lead attains the highest level of speech and understanding, possible. If you take my(our) lessons, they will be fun and a true learning experience. I wish you all the best and welcome.

Mark

Hello and Kia Ora!
My name is Mark and I’m from New Zealand.
I have 15 years of teaching experience in Japan: from pre-schoolers to business level.
I can offer an experienced, knowledgeable and fun approach to language learning to cater to all of your individual English needs.
I spend my free time playing drums in bands, DJing, collecting records, watching movies, reading, visiting galleries and museums and cycling.
I look forward to seeing you at Lead English soon!

Chinese teacher

YAO KANG

大家好,我叫姚康,来自中国。因为喜欢日本的时尚和文化来日本留学。我在北海道大学留学期间,结识了来自世界各地的新朋友,感觉自己的价值观和想法也在逐渐改变,同时也深刻感到多学一门外语的重要性。我一直觉得多学一门外语,世界就为你多开了一扇门,你的机会和可能性都会变得很多。现在我依然喜欢学外语,同时我也喜欢教别人自己的母语中文。我在北海道大学有过教中文的经验,觉得会话在语言的学习中及其重要。我上课时,会找学生感兴趣的话题来对话,从中学习生词和语法,以达到灵活运用。最近在学习法语,有兴趣的话可以和我交流。

皆さん、初めまして、中国から参りましたヨウコウです。私は日本のポップカルチャーが好きで日本へ留学し、もう三年半経ちました。北海道大学で留学している間、私はいろんな国からの留学生と知り合い、皆とのコミュニケーションで、自分の価値観や考え方も少しづつ変わった気がします。また、そこで私は語学の重要さを実感しました。習得する言語が増えるほど、いろんな国からの人と会話を深めることができ、自分が今まで気づかなかった先入観、或いは既成観念を変えるきっかけにもなります。私は海外旅行を非常に好きで、この前、一人でバックパッカーとしてヨーロッパの四か国を回ってきました。その時、私は片言のフランス語しか話しませんでしたが、自分の目標の言語に囲まれるのはとても幸せでした。最後、私は北海道大学で中国語を教えた経験があります。先生と会話することで語学を勉強するのは効率が良いと思います。私のレッスンでは、毎回学生が興味を持っている話題をピックアップして授業を進行し、新しい単語や文法を覚えさせることが特徴です。中国語に興味を持っている皆さん、一緒に楽しく中国語で会話しましょう。

Staff members

M

Since I was a kid, I’ve been always wanted to be able to speak English.
I was born and raised in Shinjuku, so I spent my childhood at a multinational school.This might be connected to my interest in and motivation to learn English. I like making friends from all over the world.
If you are able to speak English you can make friends all over the world even though you are of different nationalities and even though you are living on opposite sides of the planet. We are going to be true friends.
Come to think of it, isn’t it crazy? And I think that learning another language can get people to see new points of view and admit differences. Let’s work on it together!

Tomoko

Kyoko

Megumi