Experienced and certified teacher of Japanese and Macedonian

Experienced and certified teacher of Japanese and Macedonian

MacedonianandJapaneseteacher

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About Dijana Nikodinovska (me)
  • What I teach Macedonian, Japanese
  • Instructions inEnglish
  • Native languageMacedonian
  • NationalityMacedonian
  • Group teachingyes
  • Online teachingyes
Hobbies: I love watching movies, knitting and gardening. I am a huge fan of Japanese culture and I would like to learn the art of bonsai one day.
Where I teach
  • LocationPrague
  • Prague district1, 2, 3, 7, 8
  • Preferred settingTo be agreed
  • Do I commute?yes
Rates
  • 45 minutes300 CZK
  • 60 minutes400 CZK
  • 90 minutes450 CZK
  • 120 minutes500 CZK
  • Free trialYes
I am a certified language teacher with an MA in Didactics of Languages, and I have 15 years career in teaching. I have experience in teaching at primary school level, high school, as well as university level. I have taught in language schools in several countries (Japan, Macedonia, Czech Republic), and I enjoy sharing my knowledge from the bottom of my heart :) I also have experience with online teaching, so I am open to various platforms of knowledge exchange.
As I speak fluently Macedonian, Italian, English and Japanese, I am very aware of the different types of language interference that occur in the initial process of learning a language. In other words, I know from the very start what kind of difficulties the learner with his/her specific native language background will face (whether it be a Romance language, a Slavic language or a Japanese language speaker). I am able to quickly identify the pain points of each learner and work in a structured way to build a solid base from the very beginning. I am very strong in grammar (PhD in Linguistics), and I am able to convey the structure of the new language in a concise yet interesting manner :) In my teaching I combine simultaneously the focus on solid grammar foundations and the communicative approach. I dive in from the very beginning in vocabulary build-up, and I urge my students to start speaking right away. In other words, only after a couple of lessons we start using the target language as our main communication tool :)

I always try to make my lessons fun and enjoyable for my students, that's the best way to learn! I like using different types of materials, primary sources from real life information platforms and various literature.

Looking forward to hearing from you \(^o^)/
Dijana

My teaching experience

  • My educationBA in Japanese Studies, MA in Didactics of Italian Language, PhD in Philology
  • Experience5+ years
  • CertificationJLPT - Japanese Language Proficiency Test N2

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