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CotoJapanese Academy's event in February, March and April 2015

This is an older post – to see our upcoming monthly events – click here Monthly Events at Coto We are planning the following events in February, March and April. Please send your request for participation to [email protected] Norimaki Cooking Class 飾り巻を作ろう! Wednesday, February 18th -Time: 12:40-13:50 -Place: Coto Japanese Academy -Fee: 2500yen -Number of […]
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スクール管理運営スタッフ・日本語教師募集

Coto Language Academyではスクール管理運営スタッフ・日本語教師を募集しています。ご興味ある方は是非ご応募ください。 当校では”Be Unique, Have fun Globally”というミッションのもと、日本で暮らす海外の方がより自分らしくより豊かな生活ができるよう、日々の生活や仕事にすぐに役立つ、会話力アップに重点をおいた少人数またはプライベートでの日本語レッスンを提供しています。 日本語教師 応募資格 ・下記のいずれかに該当する方 1)日本語教師養成講座420時間修了者 2)大学で日本語教育を主専攻で卒業した方 3)日本語教育能力試験合格者 ・平日9:30-21:30、土曜日10:50-18:00までで週3回以上勤務できる方 ・日常会話レベルの英語力がある方 ・日本語教師経験者歓迎 スクール管理運営スタッフ ・英語でビジネスレベルのコミュニケーションが可能な方 ・コミュニケーション力があり、責任をもって業務に取り組める方 ・平日9:30-21:30(3シフトあり)、土曜日10:50-18:00までで週3回以上勤務できる方 ・日本語教師経験者歓迎 {Why Coto? } 当校で働いていらっしゃる先生方にCotoでの仕事についてコメントをいただきました! 「いい点は何よりもアットホームなこと。マネージメント側も教える側もフラット。先生間もフラットなこと。」 「学習者との距離が近いので、上達した時の嬉しさを学習者と共に味わえ、教える側にも大変達成感があります。」 「採用後の研修がしっかりしているところに新人講師としては、安心感がありました。」 「学生へのフォローだけでなく、講師に対しても相談や質問に丁寧に答えてもらえるのが、長く働けているポイントだと思います。」 「いろいろなレベルや様々なタイプのレッスンが経験でき、共有教材も豊富。」 「常によりよいレッスンや生徒さんに喜ばれるレッスンを目指し工夫し成長し続け意欲的なところ。」 「学校の雰囲気も明るく楽しく、きれいで、素晴らしい学校だと思います。」 「前の学校ではクラスの人数が多いときは20人以上になり、一人一人に十分に対応できないもどかしさがありましたがCotoではプライベートレッスンや少人数のクラスで一人一人にじっくり対応できます!」 「Cotoのいいところは日本語の修得に熱心な生徒が多い点。それから、スタッフの方も講師の方も皆さわやかで感じがいい方が多い!」 「学校に入った瞬間、温かさ、活気、自由 がミックスされたような特別な空気感がありました。」 「スタッフ、講師、それぞれ個性的で魅力があります!そして仲がいいです。」 「上手くいったことも、失敗したことも、共有できる環境です!」 「わたしのような新米教師の質問に、ベテランの先生は面倒がらずに答えてくれます。Cotoにいれば、日本語教師は決して孤独な職業ではありません!」 「この学校が元々ボランティアから始まった、という点がとても気に入りました。」 ご応募希望の方はメールにて、履歴書(写真貼付)と勤務可能な時間帯をお送りください。 Coto Language Academy [email protected] 03-6261-4515 Coto Academy is a unique Japanese Language School […]
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Get a job in Japan – After finishing graduate school #6 Liu from China

Ms. Liu graduated from graduate school in September 2014, and she has found a job at a major Japanese company. This time we ask what are the secrets to her success in improving her conversation skills and finding a job in Japan.
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Coto Japanese Academy Year-end Party! 2014

(日本語はギャラリーの下をご覧ください) What kind of year was 2014 to everyone? 「みなさんにとって2014年はどんな年でしたか?」 With that question, our first year-end party as Coto Japanese Academy began. The venue this time was the organic restaurant Salt and Soil, a 2 minute walk from the school. There was delicious food and an all you can drink plan, and over 70 students […]
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Saying "Goodbye" in Japanese: Can it only be さよなら (Sayonara)?

How Can I Say “Goodbye” in Japanese? Are you using Sayonara to say “goodbye” in Japanese? It may not mean quite what you think…Using さよなら (Sayonara) to express FarewellCasual ConversationsIn Formal Context…Not meeting for a while… Using さよなら (Sayonara) to express Farewell One of the first words that you will learn when studying Japanese is さよなら (sayonara), […]
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Coto Japanese Academy's events in January and February 2015

We are planning many events for 2015. Here are ones that have already been scheduled. If you are interested, by all means please keep your schedule open!
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Autumn Hiking Tour ー Mt. Sekirozan in Kanagawa

Do you all like mountain climbing? Have you ever been hiking in Japan? Every spring and fall, we at Coto Japanese Academy arrange day-trip hiking tours to various mountains in the Kanto region. Ms. Mitsuoka, one of our teachers, served as our guide this time. Mountain climbing is a big hobby of hers, and she […]
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Ikebana Experience in Koishikawa Korakuen

Ikebana (the art of flower arrangement) is very well known as one of the traditions of Japanese culture. Have you ever experienced it? There are many ikebana schools, but among them, the most famous one overseas is the Sogetsu school of flower arrangement. We at Coto Japanese Academy would love for everybody to enjoy Japanese […]
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Counting Numbers in Japanese | Count in Japanese from 1 to 100 Millions

How to count Japanese numerics on a base-ten system up to 100 million, write Japanese kanji for numbers and say Japanese counters.
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Translating 頑張る / 頑張って (Ganbaru/Ganbatte) into English

Article written by our contributor Jason Cohen. He has a master's degree in Japanese language and worked in a variety of unique fields as a multi-cultural consultant and as a translator. Jason will explain to us the differences between Japanese and English in his point of view.
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Harvest and BBQ tour – Visiting an Organic farm in Chiba

Harvest and BBQ tour – Visiting an Organic farm in Chiba Growing and selling of organic vegetables as “safe edible vegetables” has lately become very popular in Japan. With the help of Ms. Tsukada at Vegelink who does delivery service of organic vegetables from farmers to private parties , we visited the farm of Mr. […]
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Monja Yakatabune Cruise on Tokyo Bay

Have you seen those boats that look like houseboats floating on the Sumida River or Tokyo Bay? In Japanese they are called “屋形船 yakatabune.” The kanji characters mean a boat that is shaped like a roof, and they are boats with on-board facilities to hold eating and drinking parties. (日本語の記事はアルバムの下をご覧ください) What is “Yakatabune 屋形船” A […]
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