Creating omakase for linguistics and cultural explorers.
I am a Japanese cultural consultant and former fashion PR manager with over a decade of experience in Japan’s fashion industry. I currently teach Japanese, French, and Latin (language and culture) to a variety of people, many of whom are tech professionals. In addition to my educational work, I regularly interpret at European fashion events and with press outlets. My clients have included All Nippon Airways (ANA), Airbnb, Giuseppe Zanotti Designs, Time Out Tokyo, and Vice Media.
Through my bi-national upbringing, both French and Japanese are my native languages. I’ve lived in Geneva, Tokyo and San Francisco: my life has always been about language and culture.My days are spent immersed in multi-lingual research which includes following everything from national media and events, to social media trends and a variety of texts for lesson content creation. My passion for teaching is centered on providing both the historical and ever shifting contemporary context for language studies. Many of my posts include Japanese, French and English writings, as well as some Latin quotes.During my private lessons, I am inspired by the many interesting questions I receive from engaged students. Their curiosity and love to learn also provides me with new and deeper insights on languages. Seneca might have said it best: “Homines, dum docent, discunt.” (“People learn while they teach”).
I’ve been working with Yuki for over a year to learn French. She is an excellent teacher who goes above and beyond for her students. Her curriculum is always organized, she is well prepared for every lesson, and she varies her style and resources to try to accommodate different interests and learning styles. She’s excellent at explaining complex grammatical concepts and infusing cultural contexts to further my understanding of the French language and culture. I would highly recommend her to anyone who’s not only looking to learn a new language, but also expand their perspective on current events and the arts in other parts of the world.
Unlike the traditional classroom or other online-based lessons, working with Yuki is entirely hands on. She pushes me to do the most with my time and learning ability while balancing the knowledge that learning a new language is difficult. Polite when correcting mistakes, and allowing for me to correct my own mishaps, she pushes my learning further so I better understand the language. That, along with her cultural know-how and willingness to discuss different topics while sticking to the lesson at hand, makes her an excellent language teacher. I have nothing but glowing things to say about Yuki, and could easily go on. If you are looking to learn Japanese, Frech, or Latin, she is absolutely the person you should work with.
I started lessons with Yuki because I was interested in re-engaging with learning the French language after many years, and have been impressed with my progress in only a few months. Yuki tailors lessons to your interests and needs, and is exceptionally professional and committed to her work as a language coach.
In addition to her skill in teaching the language, Yuki shares a wealth of knowledge regarding Japanese culture and current events, regularly weaving this into our lessons. Many aspects of Japanese culture are reflected in how the Japanese language is used. Yuki's ability to blend language learning with cultural insight reinforces my understanding of both and provides a practical and realistic context for my developing language skills.