Teach Japanese to Greek Language Speakers (In Just Two Months) – Greek City Times
Japanese are said to be one of the hardest languages in the world to learn, but Terumi Kai would teach it to Greeks, and indeed to students around the world, in just two months.
Born in Tokyo, Japan, Terumi vacationed in Crete in 2009, where she fell in love with food, nature and scenery.
Her love for the Greek island was such that she decided to settle there and live there in 2015, and it was in Heraklion that her daughter Eva was born, four years later in 2019.
For Terumi, who had been a cooking teacher in Tokyo, the move meant that she could no longer continue her cooking classes and so began her quest to carve out a business niche in Crete.
“I was looking for what people were missing,” Terumi told the Greek City Times, “and I noticed a gap in the market.”
Terumi began to teach the Crete to speak Japanese.
“Learning the Japanese language is really good for all ages, but especially for the younger generation,” says Terumi, whose online language school “Japan Language Factory” has grown to include students from all over the world in just a few years.
“The online Japan Language Factory that started in Crete now has students from all over the world, including the United States, Canada, Australia, India, Europe and also (expatriates) from Japan. “
“I developed my own unique study method, which involves memorizing native phrases as well as pronunciation training,” Terumi explains, explaining the school’s teaching method which seems to have accelerated learning. of its students.
“This is the heart of the current JLF method. “
Capturing the attention of the Greek media, Terumi was recently interviewed by Greek TV channel EPT (watch the interview below).
In May of this year, Terumi was also invited to appear as a guest on Greek radio station Sputnik Greece, to tell her story of a “Japanese woman living in Greece, teaching Japanese to Cretans”.
While currently offering Japanese, Chinese and Korean courses, Terumi talks about her future vision of expanding her online school Japan Language Factory to integrate all languages.
And for now, this global business keeps Terumi and Eva happy at home in their beloved Crete, where the former cooking teacher says she loves fresh local produce, the pleasant climate all year round. and the perfect balance between nature and city.
Japan language factory:
YouTube: Terumi Kai – The Japanese Language Factory
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