Sapporo Language School AGREATDREAM - Eikaiwa

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Bilingual Teachers That Speak English & Japanese

Lessons with bilingual teachers

Why are lessons with bilingual teachers good?

Lessons with bilingual teachers are good because you have the opportunity to ask questions in your own language if needed.

Until now, have you been learning English from a foreign instructor that only understands the language they are teaching, and have had a bad experience in the classroom? You couldn’t really understand the meaning of what the native teacher was saying when they spoke English. You tried to ask a question in the class without being able to do it well and suddenly the English lesson came to an end before you could ask your question properly.

“I’ve taken the effort to study English, but have so much trouble when learning English. What a waste of time! This always happens to beginners and intermediate level students, doesn’t it?”

If you use a bilingual English teacher in lessons when studying, you do not have to worry about such problems like this any more.

Especially for beginners learning English, there are a variety of benefits as follows in lessons with bilingual English teachers.

1. Ask questions in Japanese when you need to

Sometimes it can be difficult to convey your ideas or ask questions to a foreign instructor when you try to use other languages. This sometimes also causes psychological stress. At our school, it is possible to ask questions in Japanese in your lessons when you have a bilingual instructor. You don’t have to worry about finishing a lesson without being able to ask your questions in Japanese anymore.

2. Explanations of grammar & pronunciation

When using bilingual instructors, common grammar mistakes or tricky pronunciation can be taught using easy-to-understand explanations sprinkled with Japanese if necessary. Unlike in the lessons with native instructors that do not understand Japanese.

3. Advice on studying from real experience

Bilingual instructors, when compared to teachers that only speak one language, have experience from learning another language so they can tell you from real experience how they mastered a foreign language.

4. Find out the subtle nuances of English

Bilingual teachers can explain the differences and precautions of subtle nuances in both Japanese and English. They can also use both languages to explain if needed.

5. Strengthen total English comprehensive skills

To improve your English skills it is good to speak more. Work on your vocabulary, grammar, comprehension and listening skills. As bilingual teachers understand the structure, differences, and sometimes culture of the languages it allows them to offer comprehensive guidance in a wide range of areas compared to English only speaking teachers.

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You can ask questions about small nuances in your own language

You can ask questions about small nuances in your own language.

When you take online or one-on-one lessons with a bilingual teacher, you can ask questions in your own language about minor nuances, as shown below.

  • How to strengthen listening comprehension skills
  • Questions about grammar
  • How to move your mouth and tongue also what to watch out for
  • How to express yourself in different situations

It’s quite difficult to ask questions about the parts of a language you don’t understand using the language you are learning.

However, if the other person is a bilingual teacher, you can ask difficult questions in your own language and be sure to understand the explanation.

You will also be able to understand difficult grammar explanations as you go along, which will ultimately lead to an improvement in your language skills.


Glen is a really nice teacher. You should try his lessons. He helped me learn a lot and is good at explaining the differences between words.


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