I've been learning Japanese with Makino-sensei for about four years
now, and still look forward to every class! Thanks to her hard work
and amazing ability as a teacher I was able to visit Japan twice and
pass the JLPT N4 last December. You can tell she genuinely cares about
all her students and wants them to do well. Her teaching methods are
extremely effective and never boring. Makino-sensei truly makes
learning Japanese an interesting and enjoyable experience.
Makino-sensei tailors classes to the students' interests and abilities. She uses a variety of teaching materials including standard textbooks (such as "Genki" and "Japanese for Busy People"), articles from Japanese newspapers and websites, and her own handouts. She also works with students to prepare for the Japanese Language and Proficiency Test (JLPT) in December. Students who make time to study Japanese each week are able to advance quickly with her guidance.
I have been studying Japanese with The Language Experts for almost 4 years. The instruction that I get here is great. What I like the most about studying with The Language Experts is that Makino Sensei really pushes her students to achieve their goals, whatever they may be, in studying Japanese. I really love that every class is fun and challenging, with learining tools, videos, and listening excercises, not just reading a repeating from a textbook. Sensei also puts together interactions with native speakers every few months which creates a great opportunity to practice what you have learned in a realistic setting. With Makino Sensei's help I passed level four of the Japanese Language Priofeciency Test and I will be taking level three later this year. I highly recommend The Language Experts to anyone from beginner to advanced levels of japanese study. They are the best.
I have been an intermediate student for two and a half years and have greatly improved my formal/adult level conversation and reading skills. The small class sizes are perfect for students studying Japanese where detailed grammar explanations are essential. Sensei has a tremendous understanding of Japanese grammar and teaching skills necessary to explain complicated issues in a way that makes sense to American students.
Thank you for your language instruction, it was tremendous!
President of Johnson & Johnson, Japan
This year was really fun. I really enjoyed the class and all the fun extra activities that you had for us. Thank you.
Thank you so much for everything. I learned so much these past few months. I will miss you!
Challenging, yet the best teacher any language class I've taken!
Thanks for everything! you're so hott. You are such a sweet teacher. I really appreciate everything you did for us.
You rock! Thanks for being an awesome teacher. We love you & will miss you like crazy. Your favorite student ever.
" Atsuko-san is a very good teacher. Her classes are organized, efficient and effective for learning the language.
Her lesson really "stick" with me, Her method of teaching works!
She is a very passionate and dedicated teacher."