I have over 15 years of experience in teaching. I have taught University students who have opted for German language as one of their subjects and offered services to variety of clients as an interpreter and translator. Students approach me to develop conversational skills and acquire knowledge of the culture of Japan, and format of teaching for them is quite different from those who wish to have in-depth language in communication that includes writing also. I also offer services to students who desire to appear for certain examinations as external candidates.
I have taught school children who are interested in learning a foreign language, University students who opt for German language as part of their curriculum as well as officers in Company to develop basic etiquette and conversational skills when they have to interact with their Japanese clients.
I believe that teaching a language requires in building a strong foundation of the students which is possible by focusing first only on learning the basics thoroughly, For example in certain languages the pronunciation is very important, in some languages the structure of the sentence is important, and in certain languages the script is important. Hence such factors should be made clear in the beginning itself. I ensure that the students develop confidence in themselves that with the right attitude and interest nothing is impossible. I give them lots of practice so that all concepts are very clear and I address their doubts. I also believe that all students who wish to acquire in-depth knowledge of a foreign language, must be grammatically very correct. Listening is also an important factor which helps in memorizing. If students are adequately equipped with the above, they shall be confident in interacting with their German or Japanese counterparts
I have working experience in Consulate of Japan in Mumbai, Patni Computers and Panasonic who have utilized my foreign language skills.
AGE GROUP: 10 TO 50 YEARS
TEACHING METHODOLOGIES – Practical and Theory. I teach using various material such as pictures from books, listening to CDs, latest books that make learning easier, giving lots of worksheets so that the grammatical concepts are clear.
TEACHING: German, Japanese
LEANGUAGES I SPEAK: German, Japanese, English, Hindi
The source of my education in foreign languages is as under:
a. German Language: Graduation with German as major language from University of Mumbai and advanced courses offered by Goethe Institute operated by Max Mueller Bhavan. Besides the above, I have also passed examination in Business German.
b. Japanese Language: I have studied Japanese language initially from Indo-Japanese Association Mumbai and cleared advanced courses up to EQ level. Subsequently, I have also passed JETRO examination in Business Japanese. I have the unique distinction of doing my Masters in Japanese language under an intensive 3-year course under Monbusho scholarship offered by Government of Japan in Japan.
c. MBA: I have completed my MBA in Marketing with Distinction from Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning Pune.