Hello, my name is Jesse. and I am a teacher at Naia International Preschool in Shinozaki.
Since coming to Japan over 5 years ago, I’ve been teaching English. For the last 3 years I have taught at a kindergarten and nursery every day, and love working with kids. I have also taught both adults and children at various eikaiwa as a part-time job throughout the years. With this experience, we are trying to change the way children are taught English in Japan. We believe that a system, in which children who have attended English class for years just to be able to translate simple words like “apple,” “cat,” and “dog,” is neither acceptable nor useful. We intend to teach our students just like we teach our own children; by developing and encouraging a love of reading, while using those words and phrases learned in the books while we learn and play in class. Our philosophy is to teach our students like we would our own children.
We look forward to sharing our English home with you, and seeing you grow in English as a part of our family.
Hello. My name is Jon. I’m a teacher here at Naia International Preschool in Shinozaki.
I’m from America. I was born and raised in the state of Indiana. I came to Japan in 2000 working for the U.S. Navy, and when I finished my service, I decided I loved Japan enough to stay. Since 2003 I have worked many different English teaching jobs. I have worked in Eikaiwas, elementary schools, junior high schools and high schools. I think it’s very important to start teaching English to children from a very young age, because that is when they are still learning so many new things. Everything in life at that stage is a learning experience, and I very much enjoy being a part of that part of a young child’s development. When I’m not teaching English, I teach aikido to children and adults. I also enjoy running and bicycling in my free time. If the weather is bad, and I can’t go outside, I stay inside and read science fiction novels or build computers. I come from a large family, and I’m the oldest brother, so I grew up having many little children around, and I love spending time with kids and watching the wonder in their eyes as they see and learn new things. I hope to see you and your children in our playroom soon.
Hello, my name is Nana and I am the general manager.
This school’s motto is to “enjoy useful English” and we have acquired 4 experienced native English teachers and 2 bilingual Japanese assistants for that very purpose! and two bilingual Japanese assistant of four people in the motto has been teaching English vigorously every day.
We look toward the future in our children, and hope that they can communicate with a wide variety of people across the world. For this we believe it is an important choice to learn English and expand their possibilities. We aim to create a fun, carefree environment in which lots of English can be used as children grow and play naturally. Please come and join us and see for yourself!