Yasuko received her Masters of Literature at the Strathclyde University in Scotland with an understudy in rock music (Thesis: “Japanese Rock Music as Ethnic Music”), after which she worked for a culture-related think tank.
She is a cultural person who loves all forms of entertainment including movies, music and theater. Yasuko joined Coto and began her Japanese language teaching career in 2004. As a founding member of Coto Club, she has been engaged in management of the school since 2018.
In addition to taking charge of lessons, she is also responsible for the development of courses and teaching materials as well as instructor training. Co-author of the Japanese beginner textbooks, “Nihongo Fun & Easy” “Nihongo Fun & Easy 2”. (Published by Ask books)
Message from Yasuko / Her Philosophy
I always think that the role of the instructor is as a “captain”. The most important job is to lead each student to their envisioned destination. I try my best to always learn new things so that I am able to give precise and appropriate advice at any time. And in class, I am always tweaking my example sentences and context settings so that they will leave a lasting impression and be easy to remember. I want to be a teacher who can say with confidence to all learners, “Please relax and enjoy learning with us.”