- English (New Zealand): Native
- Japanese: Advanced
Price (25 min):
9.00 Coins Book Sessions
* This price is for free conversation lessons.
Rating & Experience:
Tailored English lessons supported by authentic materials
Hello! My name is Joseph. I am an English teacher with experience in teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) and English for academic purposes (EAP). I have also worked as a freelance translator (Japanese -> English). I offer a range of lessons through SkimaTalk as follows. (Please note: please message me in advance where required.)
1. Conversation-based lesson *No advance message necessary*
I will have a conversation with you and focus on the language that you use to help develop your current English level. We may do some activities to help challenge your skills. This may include watching a video or reading an article.
2. Essay writing *Please message me in advance*
I can help with all aspects of essay writing, including structure and paragraphing. You can give me an essay you have done or are working on, or I can give you a 250-word essay topic in advance and we can talk about it during the lesson.
3. English for academic purposes (EAP) *Please message me in advance*
If you are planning to study abroad, I can help you develop your academic English skills. I can also help you write a personal statement for a specific university.
4. IELTS-based lesson *Please message me in advance*
I can prepare a lesson that will help you develop skills for the IELTS test.
5. English proofreading and Japanese -> English translation consultation. *Please message me in advance*
I can proofread your English writing or I can help you with Japanese -> English translation.
6. SkimaTalk lesson. *No advance message necessary*
Choose from one of the SkimaTalk pre-prepared lessons.
Language use changes depending on the context, and business English is a good example of that. We can do tasks and roleplays do help develop your skills based on your particular situation.
Writing emails in English can be difficult if you're used to writing them in Japanese. This is because the conventions are different. We can practice writing emails based on your context.
I can base lessons around current affairs and articles on a specific topic. These lessons can help improve your vocabulary, reading, discussion, and critical thinking skills.
How do you write an introduction? What's a thesis statement? How should you order paragraphs? What should you put in a conclusion? What shouldn't you put in a conclusion? Find answers to these and more.
Many academics argue that languages are learnt through interaction. That's why conversations are a great opportunity to learn. As a teacher, I will try to extend your ability based on your current level and interests.
I can prepare lessons based on TED Talks as well as documentaries. Such lessons also help develop your critical thinking skills.
Liberal Arts › Applied Linguistics (Master)