After graduating with a degree in English literature, Miki worked for Japan Airlines for eight years and for five years at an international preschool.
She also studied in New Zealand and has a lot of experience in international environments. At Coto, Miki teaches mainly beginner classes.
She takes advantage of the Japanese-style hospitality that she cultivated as a flight attendant and the international awareness that she developed at the international school to create lessons full of smiles and excitement.
A message from Miki / Her Philosophy
I often am in charge of the beginner-level classes, and since many of the students are not yet used to speaking Japanese, and are still unaware of a lot of things, I tell them, “It’s okay to make mistakes! Be confident!” or “Just open your mouth and start talking!”
While it is important to understand things with your brain, it’s also essential to get your mouth used to speaking this new language.
I also constantly ask myself when I teach my classes, “How would I feel if I was learning a language I absolutely knew nothing about? What kind of lessons would I want to be taught?”