I think Iidabashi Japanese School is different in the way they treat students

Posted by on October 23, 2012 – Student Testimonials

★Introducing testimonials from student’s of ILS (Iidabashi Language School) before it became Coto Academy

I think Iidabashi Japanese School is different in the way they treat students

Paola Andrea Martinez / Columbia/ Nihongo Plus, Private lessons

Mi experiencia en este colegio ha sido muy buena, porque ademas de aprender la gramatica necesaria para poder comunicarse he podido practicar con el programa de Nihogoplus fun.

Llegue hace poco a Japon y el cambio de cultura y de vida fue radical por lo que no me gustaban muchas cosas de aca, cuando entre a mi primer colegio de japones (el nombre me lo reservo por respeto a ellos) las clases eran buenas pero no lo suficiente, realmente no me sentia bien ya que las clases eran con grupos de 15 personas y no se avanzaba lo suficiente en 4 horas diarias de clase. Adicionalmente me sentia como una estudiante mas que va al colegio.

Creo que Iidabashi japanese school es diferente en la forma en que tratan a los estudiantes, Aca he sentido que las profesoras entienden que somos extranjeros con una cultura diferente y que necesitamos aprender japones pero tambien la forma de vida en Japon paso a paso. Las profesoras se interesan por uno y estan pendientes de nuestro avance en el idioma y de crear un lazo de amistad con los estudiantes.

Aca tomo 6 horas de clase privada de gramatica por semana y son suficientes para ir avanzando en la comunicacion. En el anterior Colegio veia 20 horas por semana y realmente no avanzaba mucho.

Hasta mi mama ha estado interesada en participar en las actividades que ustedes han organizado porque frecuentemente le comento acerca del colegio.

Cuando pude leer mi primer e-mail en japones me senti feliz, y hace poco pude entender a los sobrinos de mi esposo, entendi poco pero entendi.

Espero seguir avanzando al lado de ustedes. Gracias!!

Paola Andrea Martinez

English translation

My experience with Iidabashi Japanese Language school has been very good since, in addition to learning the grammar necessary to communicate, I could also practice with the Nihongo plus Fun program.

I recently arrived in Japan and the change in culture and life in general was radical, and I didn’t like many things about it. When I joined my first Japanese class (I won’t identify them out of respect), the classes were good, but they were not enough. I didn’t feel good about them, since the classes were in groups of 15 people and we didn’t cover enough ground with four hours of study a day. I also felt more like a high school student.

I think Iidabashi Japanese School is different in the way they treat students. Here I’ve felt that the teachers understand that we are foreigners with a different culture and that we need to learn not just Japanese but also the Japanese way of life step by step. The teachers take interest and are devoted to our advancement in the language and also to creating a bond of friendship with the students.

Here I take six hours of private grammar classes a week and they are enough to help my communication skills. In the other school, I had 20 hours a week and didn’t really advance much.

Even my mother has been interested in participating in the activities you have organized, since I often tell her about the school.

When I could read my first e-mail in Japanese, I felt happy, and a little while ago I was able to understand my husband’s cousins. I understood little, but I still understood some.

I hope to continue advancing with you at my side. Thank you!

Read my testimonial in Japanese!

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