Voice instructor staff
TOKYOMs. Megumi Shindo
Our main role at the school is to improve the ability to communicate in Japanese which is necessary for work, study and life in Japan. Communication skill does not come from memorizing grammar or vocabulary or choosing a correct answer in a Here at Human Academy Japanese Language School Tokyo Campus, 1,200 students from more than 30 countries are studying Japanese together.
At our school, in addition to language skills needed for everyday life, students aim for a higher level of Japanese and keep studying. They learn and acquire communication skills, thinking skills, explanation skills, and telling skills with their classmate during class, which they can't study if they are in their home country or alone. Students think for themselves, discuss, explain, and inform in class. We instructors play the tole of facilitator.
We instructors help our students learn Japanese so that they can make good use of it for further studying or working in various ways. Also, we would like them to be international and a bridge between Japan and their home country.
TOKYOMs. Megumi Aoyagi
In Human Academy's class students are protagonists. Every day they always think for themselves, teach each other, and help each other improve their Japanese skills. Also, instructors with quirky personalty support their students, sometimes strictly, other times kindly. Studying abroad means a lot of issues to deal with, but Human Academy's classmates and instructors are there for you. Let us encourage each other and have a great student life working toward your own dreams!
OSAKAMs. Mari Okada
At Human Academy, we have students from China and Korea and many other countries. Each student has a different objective, some are looking to get into a university, some study general Japanese language to learn about Japanese culture. Regardless of the student's objective, we do our best to support them in achieving their goals. Many students from our preparatory study course went on to be accepted at universities in the Kansai area this year. One of the features of our school is the wide variety of nationalities of the students which enables our students to learn about a variety of cultures in the classes. Of course, this is all done in Japanese. Also, we encourage exchange with other Japanese students. There are many activities such as a school trip in the early summer, a speech competition before the summer holiday, the Human Festa in autumn, and the sports carnival in winter. Such activities are always memorable. We also offer both private and group lessons, and lessons on demand for company professionals or consulate staff at times suitable to them. For us as Instructors, seeing students of Japanese improve is very rewarding. In the classroom we do our best to be both strict but kind at the same time. It is not easy to learn Japanese. However, working hard at the Human Academy Japanese School can bring great rewards later.
OSAKAMs. Ayumi Asano
Everyone comes to Japan with various purposes from many countries. We would like all of you to enjoy learning Japanese and gain useful Japanese knowledge in accordance with each purpose. In order to achieve it, we work hard in class every day. We offer a curriculum to enable to learn all "reading , writing, listening , and speaking" in a good balance, and the teachers set a high value on communicating with students in class, so you can joyfully learn Japanese through actual conversations. There are also effective optional classes in accordance with each student's interest that enable you to learn Japanese with fun such as a test preparation class, a enhancing communication skill class, or a cultural experience class. Of course, there are a wide range of levels from introductory to advanced, so you can study in a class that is good fit for your level. Even if you can only make a simple conversation at first, if you practice in the class actively, you would eventually make a huge progress and be be able to talk about your dream, discuss, or review after reading a Japanese literature in Japanese.
In addition, the teachers and office staff would love to thoroughly face to each student and help your future dream come true as much as possible. For example, to the student who wants to go to college or university, we, mainly the class teacher and college counselors, offer attentive guidance to select an university or a college, practice writing papers or interview.
There is not to say that own effort is required to learn a language. There may be certain situations in which you may want to give up. However you will have classmates who can overcome such troubles together in school. Why don't you talk about your suffer and joy toward the same goal in Japanese with your friends at our school? Each lesson is conducted by an unique teacher, so you can not only practice Japanese but also learn something useful for your life and your exam. There are teachers who are powerful and kind. We will utilize all their skills and lead your Japanese study to your goal. The Human Academy Japanese school has the Japanese language world that you can't wait for attending the class every day.
The fruitful student life and people whom you will meet here would be a lifetime precious. We are looking forward to the day that we can meet you in the classroom.
SAGAMs. Kaoru Takada
I was transferred to Saga school from Tokyo school in February 2015.
Saga school is new, but its educational philosophy is the same as those of Tokyo school and Osaka school. It is not only getting the knowledge about Japanese, but also emphasizing in using the acquired knowledge to utilize it. We consider this is the true significance of learning Japanese language in Japan.
Therefore, we offer an environment that everyone can speak actively while constantly interacting with teachers and classmates during the lesson. We improve students ability to understand the problem that they did not know before and solve it each other by conveying what they want to say clearly and listening carefully to the other people's story. Besides the classes, there are fun events such as a bus trip for every season, speech competitions, and sports competitions.
Others, we have events that are characteristics of Saga school, such as the exchange event with local people.I think we can have true international exchange by directly contacting with the local people, and listening to each other's voice.
TOKYOMr. Seigo Shin
My name is Shin, and I'm Human Academy Japanese Language Tokyo Campus Executive Director.
I have lived in Japan since more than 10 years ago. At that time I didn't understand Japanese at all. First, I went to Japanese Language School to learn Japanese, studied further, and got employed. So far I have experienced so many things, and would like to tell you two things. First, making full use of being Japan, you should study Japanese and become fluent. If you make efforts, you can certainly accomplish this goal. Secondly, have a dream. If you have a dream, you feel encouraged and feel like hanging in there. I believe every one of you will make your dream come true.
Your instructors will support you with care so that you can improve Japanese. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to come to us. Let's solve it together. A great future is waiting for all of you. Let's get there together.
OSAKAMr. Hidemasa Son
My name is Hidemasa Son from Human Academy Japanese Language School Osaka Campus Office.
When you think about studying in Japan, you have your own unique reasons.
You want to study Japanese and make use of it for your future job. You want to visit various places in Japan and get to know the country better. You want to make friends with people of different countries while speaking Japanese in Japan.
You have plenty of such opportunities. We have wonderful lecturers too. We have students of various nationalities. However, it is up to you to remember why you came to Japan in the first place and make your dreams come true. Come to Osaka and make the best use of your school and teachers to make your goals a reality. Thee are many very passionate people in Osaka. Please feel how interesting Japan is and make your dreams come true.
I sincerely look forward to meeting all of you.
SAGAMr. Kazumichi Takeuchi
My name is Takeuchi, and I'm Human Academy Japanese Language School Saga Campus Executive Director.
In April 2015 Saga Campus opened in Saga City as Japan's first Industry-academia-government collaboration Japanese Language School. We run the school while receiving great support from local people such scholarships and part-time jobs.
Saga is blessed with great nature, and food is delicious, and it's a town full of kind people. Compared to large urban areas, I think you can live more closely to the community here. Also, you can focus on studying Japanese in this quiet, calm environment.
It's not easy to master the Japanese language.
All of us school staff make our best efforts to support you so that you can move toward your dream step by step while doing your best.
Please don't hesitate to come to talk to us if something is bothering you. It doesn't matter how trivial it seems. Let's do our best to make your dreams come true!
TOKKYOMr. Ryota Yasui
I'm Ryota Yasui and teach at Human Academy Japanese Language School Tokyo Campus.
In 2011 I joined the school as a part-time instructor. After serving as a part-time instructor and in Academic Affairs, October 2014, I was in charge of Osaka Campus. Since October 2016, I'm in charge of running school at Tokyo Campus.
Currently, there are many foreigners in Japan. Students who plan to study at university or vocational school. Those who come to work. Those who live with their family or husband. There are many kinds of situations, but all of them definitely need Japanese. It's Human Academy Japanese Language School that teaches useful Japanese effectively.
As everyone could learn Japanese and enjoy you life in Japan, I will support you, sometimes kindly, other times strictly while using my experience as a Japanese teacher.
OSAKAMr. Tomohiro Uchita
Hello, everyone. I'm Uchida, from Osaka Campus.
Since 2009 I have been working for Human Academy Japanese Language School. Since 2016 I'm in charge of running school.
Osaka is as lively as Tokyo. It used to be known as national kitchen offering a rich variety of meals. Also, if you go to the suburbs, you can enjoy Japan's tradition and history while visiting Kyoto and Nara.
On top of it, the cost of living is lower in Osaka, so it's a great place to live for international students.
Let's enjoy studying aboard experience together in Osaka. I will support you so that you can enjoy your school life. Thank you!
SAGAMs. Maiko Mukumoto
I'm Mukumoto Maiko, from Human Academy Japanese Language School Saga Campus.
I taught as an instructor when the school opened, and now I work as a staff member at Saga Campus.
Since Saga Campus opened in April 2015, we have welcomed many international students. As we receive support from various sectors, our school is a lively one that grows every day. When we ask Saga students what they like about Saga, they answer, "Town is clean and quiet, and people are kind. Means are tasty!" It's a wonderful environment for students who are serious about learning Japanese.
Every international student has his or her own purpose of studying Japanese, but I'm here to help you make your dreams come true. Please come to Saga Campus if you want to study Japanese!