A brief self introduction
Hello, nice to meet you.
My name is David, I'm an American but I live in Japan. I've lived in Japan for more than 20 years now. My wife is Japanese and we have two children.
I came to Japan in 1999, and have been here ever since. I live in Hyogo prefecture, which is next to Osaka. I live in a small countryside town and quite enjoy it.
I have been teaching English the entire time I've been here. I've taught hundreds of students from about four years old up to people in their 80s. I've taught very beginners to practically fluent students.
I started my own English school in 2003.
Over the years, mostly during the pandemic, I've become certified in TESOL, TEFL, and other courses. I'm not content with where I am, so if there's new information to gain or techniques to learn, I want to know. I'm always thinking of new activities or methods to teach my students.
I hope to get the chance to teach you as well.
It just starts with the free trial lesson.
Self introduction video
Old version of self introduction video
1．Sashimi (raw fish) (mostly sushi)
2．Dried Japanese plums梅干し
3．Bean curd あんこ
5．Okonomiyaki (like a pancake?)
6．Tofu (eat it almost everyday)
7．Dried persimmons (only dried)
8．Green Shiso (love it)
9．Citron/Yuzu (also LOVE it）
Japanese food I like
Most foods I'm fine with, but these I especially like.
Japanese food I don't like
There aren't many food I don't want to eat, but these make the list.
1．Natto (fermented soy beans)
2．Horumon (part of the cow's intestine)
3．Squid (I can eat it, but I usually choose not to)
4．Octopus (same as above)
5．Takoyaki (like octopus fried in a batter, ball shaped)
6．Yamaimo (mountain potato?)
7．Taro (they're too slimy)