Born and raised in Hawaii, Mika Iijima enjoys meeting people from various countries. She believes that working with what she likes is good for her, a belief that led her down the path to become a Japanese teacher. After graduating college, she gained experience as a part time Japanese lecturer while working as a floor leader in the apparel industry. In 2015, she started working as a teacher at Coto Academy. Her parent’s house is a temple!
Hot yoga (I go 2~3 times a week) and making photo movies.
3) What I want to contribute to students
Foreigners who study Japanese all have different goals. Learning a language is not a simple thing. But you’re glad if you can get across what you want to say even a little bit, like “this is delicious” or “ this is fun.” As Japanese teachers, we help students through that door. Without forgetting to “smile,” and by removing the distance between student and teacher with “friendliness,” I try to create an environment where learning is fun!