Kisako teachers are expert in drilling students and in explaining
Japanese grammar. Every Kisako teacher has undergone extensive
specialized teacher training, either at renowned programs such
as the SPEAC program at Ohio State University and the Exchange: Japan program at Bryn Mawr College, or through Kisako's own internal training
Learning Japanese is tough. So even serious students can get tired
and discouraged. At times like those, it's great to know that
Kisako instructors care. Though they are tough -- they do not
allow you to get lackadaisical in class -- they are always encouraging.
Put another way, like dedicated coaches, Kisako instructors push
you to the limits of your ability, but never let you fail.
Here's what some of our students have to say:
"One of the things I particularly like about Kisako's approach to
teaching is that it's structured and yet very flexible. Learning a new
language well really means knowing how to integrate it into daily life
and Kisako's instructors take a vested interest in me, my lifestyle,
and how I want to express myself. Lessons are dynamic and yet with a
plan so I always feel like I'm making progress. Kisako's instructors
are also some of the nicest people you will meet and knowing that they
genuinely care about your success makes what would otherwise be a very
daunting task so much more achievable. I really appreciate all that
they've done for me."
"Kisako's flexibility in scheduling is much appreciated as well as
the unlimited patience of the instructors. Without Kisako I would
know even much less Japanese!"
Godard von Ilsemann
"I had struggled through a college-level course in Japanese but
still had no practical speaking or listening ability. Kisako's
program put me at ease and raised my comfort level in Japanese
dramatically. The instructors are exceptionally talented, capable
-- and patient! They are aslo creative, devising study methods
that helped me easily master points that had stumped me in the
past. I felt like we were all members of a team, working together
to improve my language skills."
Maggie Tai Tucker