英語教授法（TESL)の資格に加え、１７年以上の講師経験があり、自らも語学勉強を続けることで得られる生徒目線を大切にした授業スタイル。また、言語聴覚士として病院で失語症のリハビリや発達障害を持つ子どもの言語訓練も行っていたことから、言語習得や言語処理の知識も豊富。///// Translation is more than taking words from one language and putting them into another language. It’s almost like unraveling a sweater as you take note of the patterns, then choosing a similar yet different yarn and knitting again as you accurately recreate all the patterns from the original sweater.
和訳では書き手の意図も含め、細やかに英語での原文を読み取る力。また、英訳では日本語との文法の違いで生じる構文を加味した的確な表出能力。それは、英文法の深い知識があるからこそなせる業。TOEIC満点の英文法知識と、人生の半分を海外で過ごして得た生きた英語で、痒い所に手が届く翻訳が特徴。/////With a TESL degree and over 17 years of classroom experience backed up by my own adventure of studying English, I know what it takes to acquire a new language.
文法、スペル、句読点、語彙選択はもちろん、論理的で伝わりやすい自然な文章に仕上げる英文添削サービス。トーンの一貫性、書き直しが必要な箇所・不自然な箇所などを指摘し、コメント欄には丁寧なフィードバックや時には新しい文章の提案が含まれることも。論理展開まで踏み込むことで、文章全体の流れを最適化します。/////Not many ESL teachers and translators can proudly say that they understand the neurology behind language acquisition and processing. My degree in Speech-Language-Hearing Therapy (basically a Japanese version of SLP) has greatly influenced the way I teach, incorporating techniques that have been proven effective in language acquisition.
I am a native Japanese and English speaker with an extensive background in translation, ESL teaching, and speech therapy/audiology.
Being born in Tokyo and raised in Chiba and California, I am fully bilingual and bi-cultural. I have a degree in TESL from Hawai`i Pacific University and a Speech-Language-Hearing Therapy degree from a Japanese college. I also speak conversational Spanish (DELE B2) from my backpacking days, so you could say I am pretty passionate about languages and words. My unique upbringing of being born in Japan and spending my formative years in the US has not only enabled me to be bilingual, but also empathize with those who struggle with languages to convey their thoughts, be it for linguistic or medical reasons, such as aphasia. This is one of the strongest reasons why I have decided to pursue my calling of ESL teaching, translation and speech therapy.
When I am not in class or translating, you will find me at the gym or pool, getting ready for my upcoming triathlon and open water races.