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Jon

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English
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About Me

Hi! My name is Jon, and I'm from Seattle, WA. I have been teaching English in Japan for about 11 years, and have a lot of experience teaching learners from a wide range of skill levels and professions. I have an M.A. in TESOL, and I regularly apply the things I've learned during my studies in my sessions.

I believe the best way to learn a language is by speaking with native-speakers of that language as much as possible. This is the reason I came to Japan, and being able to practice speaking with native Japanese speakers everyday has led me to achieve near-native competence in Japanese.

I teach English using a communicative, task-based approach, which encourages learners to develop an awareness of their own language use through communicative practice. We will often have discussions, exchange stories, or even play a few communicative games! Through this practice, you will get a lot of opportunities to review and use language you already know, but also discover the need for new language, which you have never learned before. Above all, my focus is always on providing students with a learning experience that meets their specific needs, and my sessions are always flexible enough to address student difficulties whenever they arise.

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Teaching Expertise

Beginner
Upper Beginner
Intermediate
Upper Intermediate
Advanced
Upper Advanced
American English
Teenagers (12-18)
Adults (18+)
Curriculum
Homework
Learning Materials
Lesson Plans
Proficiency Assessment
Quizzes/Tests
Reading Exercises
Writing Exercises
Accent Reduction
Business English
Colloquial English
Grammar Development
Interview Preparation
Listening Comprehension
Reading Comprehension
Speaking Practice
Vocabulary Development
Writing Correction
TOEFL
TOEIC

Résumé

Education

2013 - 2016
M.A. TESOL
University of Birmingham - Birmingham, U.K.
Focus in Bilingual Lexical Development
2000 - 2004
B.A. Japanese Literature/ Asian Studies: Japan
University of Washington - Seattle, WA U.S.A.

Work Experience

2010
Contract English Instructor
Nova Holdings - Sumoto, Japan
I teach business English at local firms on a part-time basis.
2010
English Instructor/ Language School Owner
JON英会話教室 - Sumoto, Japan
I own and operate my own private language school where I teach students of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels.
2010 - 2010
English Instructor
G. Education - Sumoto, Japan
Taught English conversation lessons to students of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels.
2005 - 2010
English Instructor
Geos Corporation - Sumoto, Japan
Taught English conversation lessons to students of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels.