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English Schoolチーム

Cian

My name is Cian and I am from the great village of Dunhill in Waterford, Ireland.

When God commanded “Let there be light”, English School appeared.

My learning and teaching philosophies are based on the concept that all knowledge is innate and learning is a process of understanding the concepts to greater and greater levels. A teacher can only show a learner the path to what they already know.

I practice martial arts and love the great outdoors, music and the odd sesh.. I am grateful to my family, my friends and my enemies. Love and light!

Gray

I’m Graham Cope from Manchester, England. I’ve worked for English School since 2007.

I teach English for communication, focusing on English which is current and valid. When I’m teaching, I focus on my student’s individual needs as well as their interests. Additionally, I strive to make the lessons relaxed and enjoyable.

I enjoy reading, blogging, music, movies, jujitsu, chocolate and good tea.

Adeel

Assalam-o-Alaikum! My name is Adeel. I am from Karachi, Pakistan. It is a very big city with 14 million people. I have been with English School since 2011.

People underestimate children’s comprehension and their learning capacity. I believe in their ability and their intelligence. As an ALT and as someone with a foreign background, it is my goal to provide them with environment and knowledge. I believe Japanese teachers have already given their students the tools, and we need to guide them in their voyage to learn how to use these tools.

I like BBQs, camping, driving, going to the gym, reading manga and novels, shopping, snowboarding, the beach, and watching movies, anime and TV shows.
Challenges in life are aplenty. They are like those last bosses in a game.
Marcet sine adversario virtus.

Ian

My name is Ian. I am from London in England. I have been working for English School since 2012.

I think every student is unique and should have a stimulating educational environment where they can grow physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. I believe there are three essential elements that are conductive to progressive learning. In learning, I believe the teacher’s role is to act as a guide, and learners should have access to hands on activities. I think learners should be able to have choices and let their curiosity direct their learning.

I love rugby and I really hope Ireland are crowned world champions at the rugby world cup in Japan in 2019.

Manny

Hello there! Allow me to tell you about myself: my name is Manuel Angel Ames, most people call me Manny. I’m from Queens, New York in America I have been working for English School since 2012.

Aside from English, I speak other languages, what can I say? I love languages! When it comes to teaching I believe that everyone in the classroom helps, be it a student or a teacher. I learn from students as much as they learn from me, and sure every student is different and they learn things in their own way and pace. This is why I use multiple methods of teaching depending on the student to try and reach everyone.

A great way to know how you are doing is by listening to the student’s feedback, this way you can see where they are struggling and what areas they need help on, helping me understand what is working and what isn’t, and what I can improve upon. I always let them know that we can always learn from each other and that they have a voice.

As for my hobbies I love going to the gym, I go every day, I also like learning new things, and listening to music, and many, many more.
“In the end I am not trying to be better than anyone, I’m trying to be better than what I was yesterday”. And remember: “the only thing to be in this world, is you!”

David Baldy Furuta

Je m’appelle David, je suis Francais. I am a polyglot and I can speak French, English, Spanish, Korean and Japanese. I started working with English School in 2014.

My Teaching Philosophy. English for a purpose.

Whatever your aim is, I will adapt to your needs and offer you an understanding and a use of the language that will allow you to communicate with the world and expand you opportunities.

My goal is to communicate and share what I have experienced in my life around the world with the help of the English language. Also, I would like to discover together new cultures and in doing so, really wish to broaden our insights of the world.

My hobbies are running, cooking, hiking, snorkeling, camping, snowshoeing and most of all travelling.

Here to now I have lived 2 years in French Guyana, 1 year in Reunion Island, 10 years in Canada and been living in Japan for 7 years.

Lauren

Hello, my name is Lauren. I’m from Hilo, Hawaii. I’ve been working with English School since August 2017.

As an ALT, I enjoy teaching through playing games and doing activities. I’d like to create an environment where students are having fun while learning a foreign language. I look forward to spending time with students, and sharing my culture with them as I learn about theirs.

I have always been interested in martial arts. I studied karate as a child, judo in high school, and I’m currently studying jiujutsu here. I also enjoy swimming and listening to music.

Gregory Prochazka

My name is Greg and I am American. I have been with English School since August 2017.

I aim every day to engage with my students and appear approachable. Furthermore, I focus on minimizing the students’ English mistakes while simultaneously demonstrating that everyone makes mistakes and they are a normal part of learning.

I spend the majority of my free time singing songs, strength training, or practicing my golf swing.

Maria

Hi everyone! My name is Maria. I have been with English School since June of 2018.

I was born and raised in the Pearl of the Orient Seas (Philippines). I came to Japan to learn a new way of life and to share wisdom to those I cross paths with along the way.

I love to explore uncharted lands, enjoy nature and watch historical videos. Sometimes, I’m weird. But it’s a good kind of weirdness. I believe laughter is the best medicine and cakes can mend people’s heart together. I treat every day as an adventure so please join me, charge ourselves with positivity, and use every energy with smiling faces!