Hello, my name is Noriko. I am the owner of Global Toyonaka.
I belong to an NPO which promotes international cultural exchange. I founded Global Toyonaka in January 2008 with the leader of the NPO in order to make a place where foreigners can enjoy working and also to have good relationships with them by speaking English, the international language. My main hobby is playing golf, but I am not good at it. I also do aerobics to keep fit. My goal in the near future is to speak Korean fluently, and my long term goal is to make our school the best in Japan with fun, comfort, and quality of lessons here at Global Toyonaka.
Hello! I’m Akiko. I teach TOEIC at Global Toyonaka, and I enjoy it very much! I also teach junior high school students, who are so lovely!
I love hiking and watching films. I lived in England and Turkey for a while!
I look forward to seeing you at Global Toyonaka!
It is my great honor to present myself as one of the teachers at Global Toyonaka!
I am a third generation Toyonakan after my grandparents moved from Tottori. I have lived in Toyonaka almost all of my life except for the 11 months I spent in Boston 20 years ago as a Fulbright scholar at Emerson College, and these days except for some weeks here and there to visit my family in the United States. At Global Toyonaka, I have enjoyed teaching secondary school English, conversational English, medical English, TOEIC and TOEFL, believing there are even more fun classes to come! I look foward to meeting you out there some time soon.
Hello. My name is Matt. I'm from England. I lived in France for 8 years, and I have been in Japan since April 2015.
I like history, traveling, cinema and good food, like delicious yakiniku, yakitori and sashimi…mmm! My
advice is to never be afraid of making mistakes, or asking questions if you don’t understand everything.
I was born in Spain, graduated from the University of Salamanca, now I'm a Phd student at Osaka University as well as a Spanish Teacher at Global Toyonaka!
In my class, I teach students vocabulary related to their recent activities before getting
deep into a more textbook based style. I’m always happy to see how students
remember those little things and bring them to the classroom even when I forgotten I taught them!
My name is Yuki Furukawa. I'm from Kobe.
I like playing tennis. I also like visiting hot spring resorts.
When I was in university, I majored in English linguistics, which means I'm interested in languages!
I always enjoy teaching my students, and learning a lot with them.
Hello! My name is Michiyo Shirakawa. I’m from Kyoto. I majored in psychology at my college. At Global Toyonaka, I teach junior high and high school students.
I look forward to seeing you at Global Toyonaka.
I like traveling, cooking, sewing and going walking early in the morning.
My name is Makoto Morita. I was born in Kyoto and currently live in Takarazuka. My hobby is martial arts, and I have three black belts in Nippon Kempo, Sport Chambara, and Shuriken. I majored in law at university and earned a master's degree in global communication at graduate school. I am still studying for MBA. I was not very good at English before graduating from high school, but I studied hard to become as good as other people when I was in a prep school, and when I was working for a manufacturer, my company sent me to an English conversation school. My life changed when I became good at English. I am teaching English because I want you to have such an experience too. I look forward to studying with you.
대학에서는 경영학을 전공하고 출판사 기자생활과 구몬교사를 하며 일본어에 관심을 가지고 있었는데 뜻밖에 남편의 직장때문에 일본에 오게 되어 너무 기뻤습니다.
아이들 키우며 생활에 적응하느라 고군분투하다보니 어느새 10년이 훌쩍 흘러 요즘은 초등학교 고학년이 된 두 아이들과 함께 한자검정시험을 공부하고 있습니다.
제가 처음 일본어를 배웠을 때 단어하나 문장하나에 설레이고 뿌듯했던 그 마음을 한국어를 통해 여러분과 함께 꼭 나누고 싶습니다.
Hello. My name is Cristian, I am from Colombia. I came to Japan to study, now I am a
PhD student at Osaka University. I research about robots and AI. I enjoy reading
books and comics, and playing video-games. At Global Toyonaka I teach Spanish and
English. I hope that we can enjoy learning languages together!