Name | Kimiko Niihira / Ayazakura (3 years old)
Resident place | Ibaraki
Period | 2 weeks
Course | parent-child course
| Please introduce yourself briefly.
Ibaraki Prefecture. It is a single mother with a 3-year-old daughter. I run a company in Tokyo.
| What is the purpose of studying abroad?
Since I was thinking “I would like to study abroad!” since I was a student, I felt that “I have to be able to speak English” because some of the people involved in my work have foreigners.
I think that I am no good for something that I can not talk to, and I think that I would like to talk to a friend who studied in Takahari last year and hope to be able to talk even a little. I decided.
Also, I wanted my daughter to be able to speak English, and I also wanted to create an environment where I could touch English.
| Filipino lecturer, how was your lesson?
It was a lot of fun!
It was a really good class that seemed straightforward if I could have enough time for the 50 minutes of one lesson.
Because I was telling “I want to be able to speak everyday conversation,” the teachers thought and incorporated classes in line with it. Every teacher is good and loves to give me directions and to organize lessons to convey my thoughts on the assumption that many foreigners will come to Japan.
I’m doing an English lesson, but it’s a lesson while talking about something I don’t like. I appreciate that it was right for me and I had a good class.
| Have you felt any change in your English?
At first, I understand what I hear, but I really don’t know how to convey it myself, but now I can convey it.
If you try to make Japanese into English, it is quite difficult … I feel the difficulty of Japanese when making into English, but it is not so, in English, it is better to convey it very simply I came up with an idea, and I could get the idea that it was transmitted to the other person by simply communicating “I think like this”.
In addition, the taxi driver is friendly and talks a lot, but I was able to receive an answer normally and I was surprised myself. I thought that I was not afraid of conversation in English anymore!
After I came back to Japan, I felt that it should be said that this is English, and when I suddenly came to feel that “I can now speak English”.
I studied in the app before studying abroad, but I can not know that I was studying in Japan, knowing that the English I read and pronounced was a completely different pronunciation. I learned a lot that I could hear English. Reading a sentence, pronunciation that I think by myself, is probably English that I can not understand at all at home.
With confidence, now when I see a foreigner in Japan, it feels like “A way, please listen!” (lol)
| What is your impression of studying abroad?
I participated in the tour and experienced how blessed Japan was.
I have traveled abroad so far, but for the first time in Cebu, if I go there, the warmth and security of the people of Cebu will not be bad, and I will live for two weeks without any inconvenience, rather I noticed that I was comfortable.
The life at Takahari is delicious! Beautiful! The rooms are large and cozy than the hotel. The location is convenient and it’s a very good place, and it’s getting better and there’s a supermarket, cafe, hotel and shopping mall nearby, so the location is good. It is also good to be able to play it all day long, including day trips, on weekends. Tasha from Bohol Island was also impressed. I would like to go on a different tour again.
| What did you say in your graduation speech?
First, I was moved and cried.
I’m already graduated … I want more … I want to study more here! It was sad that I would graduate from my mind. I was impressed to open the ceremony. The teachers sang and gave me words of hope, and the other families I spent with them also participated in, and not only themselves but also seen by everyone else I was impressed.
I was not good at English, but I told you that I was able to say what I wanted to do and I love English. Having spent two weeks in Takahari is a treasure of life.
| TAKA HARI ENGLISH What is ACADEMY’s best points?
It is recommended that you can learn lessons in a one-on-one fashion, not an impression of studying, but learning English in everyday conversations and relationships with teachers!
Even if you have small children, children are children and you can do your own lessons at their own pace. A weekend is a weekend, and you can play as much as you want. It was nice to be able to get along well with the teachers, to do lessons, to talk dumbly, to talk to my friends, and to talk privately to the teachers as usual. I would like teachers to come to Japan by all means (lol)
| The last thing to finish studying abroad
It was really good to go with my parents! I think my daughter was 3 years old and there was a lot of selfishness when the ego came out, but I was relieved with the system and the environment already ready to receive it as well. I want to come back again. I want to go next year.
I am no longer afraid of English, so I would like to go abroad outside the Philippines.
With my confidence in English, the world has really expanded. Being able to talk a little bit has brightened my mind, and I have also felt that I would like to work abroad not only in Japan but also in work. I think it was good for children too. I will come back to Takahari again!
I had no English ability two weeks ago. But now, I can understand English. I feel that “I came to like English.” I thank so, Thanks to the TAKAHARI teachers polite lessons. Thank you very much for your kind of support to my daughters like a family.
I want to return here again.
I was able to have a happy two weeks.I am thankful to TAKAHARI teachers and staff, thank you very much.