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About Me: 

Hello, my name is Deanna (ディアナ)! 

I graduated from Columbia University in New York City with a bachelor's degree in Japanese Literature, and am about to graduate from Kyoto University with a Master's degree in Contemporary Culture Studies. Some of my favorite authors include Akutagawa Ryunosuke (芥川 龍之介), Mishima Yukio (三島 由紀夫), Izumi Kyoka (泉 鏡花), and Tanizaki Jun'ichiro (谷崎 潤一郎) to name a few. I also took a Classical Japanese class while I was in school, so if you want to talk about Hojoki (方丈記) or Genji (源氏) or Konjaku Monogatari (今昔物語), I am all ears! 

I've been studying Japanese for six years now, and have studied abroad in Japan too! Besides Kyoto, I have also visited Tokyo, Osaka, Nara, Nagano, Okayama, Sapporo, Fukuoka, Nagasaki, and Kumamoto. I love Japanese food, onsen, manga, anime and films by Kurosawa Akira. As you can see from below, my favorite manga is Dragon Ball! ( ᐛ )و

 About my Lessons:

Because I have spent over six years learning Japanese, I know how hard it is to learn another language. That's why we will learn at your pace! I am super patient, so don't worry about making mistakes! I will help correct your pronunciation, and increase your vocabulary naturally. I have been teaching English online for over two years, so I have the experience necessary to make you feel comfortable speaking English with a native speaker. I have also passed the N1 level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (日本語能力試験N1), so I can also provide Japanese language support! 

Want to increase your speaking ability? Want to improve your listening comprehension? Want to be able to understand a newspaper article? No problem! I will help you fulfill all of your language goals, so let's start this journey together! ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ 

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Improve your speaking skills naturally with English Conversation!

Improve your speaking skills naturally with English Conversation!

Learn commonly used idioms and phrases to improve casual speech!

Improve your reading comprehension and vocabulary by reading the dail...

Read famous song lyrics, poems, and more to deepen your English compr...

Video Challenge! ( ᐛ )و

40min 2,000P

Skype Lesson

See if you can understand a short video!

Have a graduate of Columbia University proofread your work!

English for Kids! ヾ(^▽^ヾ)

20min 1,100P

Skype Lesson

Your child can have fun AND learn English! (For Children 7+)

A special class for University students who need top-level proofreadi...

Japanese for Beginners ٩(^ᴗ^)۶

50min 2,400P

Skype Lesson

Learn the basics with Minna no Nihongo! Hiragana, Katakana, Vocab and...

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