Hi, I’m Mark,
I’m an English teacher from the UK. I’ve been teaching for around three years in Japan and online, and I love to support people to progress in their language learning.
If you would like to have language lessons with me, please see my teaching profile at italki.com.
When I’m not teaching I’m also a student learning Japanese and Chinese. I started learning these languages in my 30’s, so quite a late starter, but that hasn’t stopped me. It has been a joy to be able to learn about and experience the Chinese and Japanese worlds, and I can’t wait to learn and experience more.
It hasn’t all been easy. Along the way, I found out I didn’t know how to study on my own effectively. In fact, I wasted a lot of time studying ineffectively. However, with the help of some great teachers (in class and online ), and the great many resources (language blogs, grammar websites, YouTube language videos, language learning apps and more) that are available on the internet, I now have a study method that works for me. This website is about the study methods I’ve found to be useful from either my time as a learner of Chinese and Japanese or through my English teaching preparation.
If you have any requests for content for this site (such as specific grammar, or vocabulary notes you would like to see, guides on how to learn specific aspects of Japanese/Chinese), please drop me a comment or contact me using the email below.
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