Survey from students. 気持ちがあふれる!



For me, i always believe that feedback from students will help me to improve my lessons. I usually conduct a survey every 4-6 months to check if my students are able to grasp the lesson material presented, as well as the quality of my teaching.

A survey was done among 8 different classes (1 Pre-advanced class, Conversation class, 4 beginner classes , 1 intermediate class). 29 students participated in the survey.

Some questions and results that I’ll like to share. I am also proud of some of my students when native Japanese praised them for having a solid foundation in Japanese grammar, able to speak accurately and well.

Question 1: Sensei is stimulating and interesting to listen to.

9 students said Strongly Agree and 20 students said Agree.

Question 2: Materials were well presented

9 students said Strongly Agree and 20 students said Agree.

Question 3: Sensei seems to understand the subject matter

14 students said Strongly Agree and 15 students said Agree.

Question 4: Sensei encourages class participation

15 students said Strongly Agree and 13 students said Agree.

Question 5: The class was taught at a good pace

5 students said Strongly Agree, 18 students said Agree, 4 students said Disagree, 2 students said Strongly Disagree.

Question 6: Outstanding features of this teacher’s teaching/Grammar that you are currently facing problems with

-Going beyond the extra miles, eg. sharing his books on particular subject when students r interested in or having doubts, organizing activities outside of class to foster bonding & building friendships; karaoke, bbq etc

-What differentiates Sensei’s teaching is his ability to make the course interesting with his experience of the Japanese culture, and his engaging style of teaching. Despite having gone through most of the grammar before, I still learn a lot from his lessons (about the Japanese culture and the subtle differences between different grammar/word choices). His approachable demeanour makes it easy to voice out and clear any doubts as well.

-Pronunciation of the words n remembering those vocabs n grammars

-Gets to learn vocabulary and Kanji that are beyond N5 level.
My note: In my beginner class, you might get to learn vocabulary from advanced levels as well.

-Active correction of mistakes made

-Sensei cares more about each and every individual students’ performance in terms of written, spoken and understanding more than those teachers teaching in schools. Detailed notes were prepared not only about the usual Japanese that were tested but also consists of dialects and culture which makes the low fee for each lesson totally worth the money. By covering stuff that are outside the textbooks, I find students would be better prepared when facing real life situations. Besides the usual notes, creative teaching materials such as music and dramas makes learning a much enjoyable experience than facing textbooks everyday.


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