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Yuzuko Nagashima

Yuzuko Nagashima


Hello everyone! My name is Yuzuko Nagashima, an instructor at the Practical English Center. I was born and raised in Sapporo, Japan, and lived in the United States for about nine years to study and research political science, women’s studies, and applied linguistics in undergraduate and graduate schools. I have taught English in the United States, Thailand, and Japan at various times over the years before returning to Japan in 2014.


English is not just a tool for communication. Since we understand ourselves, others, and the world through languages, they are a very important part of who we are, what we think, and how we live our lives. Thus, I believe by being in the process of becoming bilingual or multilingual, you will immerse yourself in opportunities that you have never imagined before; you will learn how to see things from different perspectives, meet new people from all over the world, and express and share your thoughts with them in a critical and creative way. And most importantly, you will learn how much you take things that you have now for granted and how your opportunities are limitless! So, let’s learn a language in a way that could maximize our opportunities in our lives. Let’s learn another language so that we can become who we want to be and what we want to do. Happy learning!

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