Our proprietary "Complete Immersion Teaching System" has been developed over 17 years of experience in tutoring Japanese language.
Complete Immersion Teaching System
Our Complete Immersion Teaching System has involves the incorporation of a number of unique features as a normal part of our lessons to create the best, most effective possible learning experience for our students.
The 9 major features include:
- Design and delivery of lessons by our head tutor, Gloria Kaneko.
Gloria has almost 17 years of experience teaching Japanese language in Sydney, predominantly to HSC and high school students, and is recognised as the leading Japanese language tutor around. She is able to make Japanese students develop at a rapid pace and achieve outstanding results in exams. Gloria designs and runs all the lessons personally, as well as delivering the teaching portions of the lessons personally.
- Individualised interaction with trained, native Japanese-speaking support tutors.
Each student is also allocated their own dedicated native Japanese-speaking support tutor wherever possible, sometimes two, for the duration of each lesson. This immersive one-on-one interaction ensures a totally authentic and correct learning experience, as well as a far more rapid learning curve. Only native-speaking tutors are used in our academy.
- Allocation of different native Japanese-speaking support tutor(s) for each lesson.
Students are intentionally allocated a different Japanese support tutor each lesson wherever, to expose them to a wider variety of Japanese accents and speech patterns, thereby improving their listening and comprehension skills far more thoroughly and rapidly. Regularly meeting new Japanese people each also makes lessons more exciting and fun for students.
- Recording and listening to students speaking during lessons.
This technique is extremely effective in correcting students' grammar and pronunciation, as well as generally increasing their confidence in speaking Japanese language.
- Use of past HSC and Trials exam papers and listening audio passages in lessons.
We commonly use past HSC and Trials exam papers and listening audio passages in our lessons to test students, and to prepare them for their HSC exams.
- Teaching of exam strategy.
Students are taught how to study and prepare for exams, as well as strategies for maximising their results, particularly for HSC exams. By bringing in marked past school exam papers for our assessment, students are guided as to how to best approach exams based on their school's marking style, to achieve maximum grades in future exams. A unique feature of this instruction is teaching our students how to avoid inadvertently making mistakes that typically lose them marks in exams.
- Consultation with high school teachers.
We are in regular contact with high school Japanese language teachers, which allows us to keep up to date with any changes in the curriculum, as well as providing us with a source of valuable and current teaching materials.
- Exposure of students to Japanese arts, culture and lifestyle using online resources.
As a part of her lessons, Gloria often makes use of online photos and multimedia to teach students about arts, culture, current events, social events, celebrities, lifestyle, etc., from Japan. This makes lessons more interesting and fun for students, as well as reinforcing their understanding and retention of learned material.
- Recommending Japanese students programmes from Japanese TV for them to enjoy.
This not only increases the student's understanding and appreciation of the Japanese language, it broadens their appreciation for the culture and helps develop their feel for how the language is spoken by native speakers.