At university, Nadaoka San majored in Foreign Language Education. She studied both English and teaching Japanese as a foreign language.
She also studied abroad in New Zealand.
After graduating from university, she gained experience as Japanese language teacher.
She has taught Japanese at private elementary through junior high schools in Australia. She also has experience at local Japanese language schools.
As for her hobbies – While teaching in Melbourne, she became fascinated by coffee culture. She enjoys café tours and has even earned Barista qualifications.
“It’s best for learners to have fun learning. Learning is not a one-way interaction from teacher to student. Students can learn from each other, and I really enjoy when students in my class learn together!
Learning through this way allows students to deepen their understanding of Japanese culture.
Because empathy is important in learning – I try to give lessons that create emotion in my students. This allows them to better remember – and it also deepens their knowledge of Japanese Culture.”