Japanese Teacher

Ms. Yuko Martens:
Headteacher in the school. She taught Japanese in Japan, Canada and Australia.
She also has taught several at schools in the Sydney area and currently focuses on her Sydney-based Japanese Language School, Nihongo-Juku, where she has further developed her teaching methods and the training of new teachers. She teaches group lessons, JLPT, HSC preparation and adult private lessons. She also focuses upon child education in the North Sydney area.



Mr. Kouhei Fujioka:
He taught Japanese for high school students in Thailand for two years. He was trained in teaching methods at Human Academy in Tokyo, in 2015. His focus is on what is the best for students and he often brings unique ideas to the classroom. Now that he has joined our school, our teaching team is becoming more powerful.




Miss.Jocelyn So:
Graduated in 2019 from UNSW with a BArts(Hons) majoring in Japanese and minoring in Korean. Having acquired the JLPT N2 cert in 2020, she has been tutoring both privately and for groups since 2017. She has experienced and completed the HSC course for Japanese continuers and extension and has ample knowledge of what examiners look for and tailors to each of the students. With the ability to tutor for IB and HSC, she currently offers online-only classes.



Momoko Abe :
She has several years of experience teaching Japanese in Japan and India. She enjoys understanding the level and learning style of students from different backgrounds and cultures, and likes to design her lessons to meet students’ needs. She is excited to join Nihongo Juku and share her passion for the Japanese language with students in Sydney.


Our Sydney Japanese Language school, Nihongo-Juku‘s teachers make a great team, meeting weekly in workshops focussing on how to develop teaching methods, etc. The school’s highly qualified Japanese language teachers are native speakers with many years of teaching experience in Japan, Canada and Australia. In combination with the English-language support offered by the school, the team is motivated to provide the most up-to-date teaching methods to make your learning experience fun and memorable. Some teachers also have years of experience teaching children in Saturday morning classes at community language schools in Sydney, and each has received clearance, as recognized by their Working With Children Check (WWCC) number in NSW. Students can enjoy learning Japanese using a unique method and attractive approach that is suitable for beginners (who have never studied Japanese) through to advanced learners (e.g., people wish to take the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) from Level 5 to 1) and also students who need HSCpreparation. Speaking and writing, listing and reading, all are combined in the classes. And for students of English as a Second Language (ESL), the school offers support in preparation for the predominant tests assessing English listening, speaking, writing and reading skills, such as TOEFL, TOEIC, and IELTS. Further support also is available for building skills and confidence as a non-native speaker intending to study or work in a destination where English is used as the international language of communication.


The Japanese language term “Juku” refers to the practice of scholars and intellectuals who in the Heian period would take disciples into their homes, but also has come to be used to describe the modern-day “cram school” practice in which people needing extra study can have regular sessions outside of conventional schools. It is the intention of our Japanese language school, Nihongo–Juku to offer such an experience to anyone who wants to study Japanese outside of a school, at their own convenient time for studying with us.

Please feel free to inquire+61 48 022 6621Class location: Olympic Park, NSW, Australia

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