Welcome to the world of Japanese Language !
Konnichiwa minasan. My name is Makiko Swartout. My students call me Sensei which means Teacher in Japanese. I was born in Tokyo and came to the United States in 1987 when I married Swartout-san. I graduated from Waseda University in Tokyo majoring English education. Now I get to teach Japanese to American students!
I have been teaching at BV ever since they started Japanese program in 2003, except one year when I took a break to finish all my courses to acquire the permanent credential. It is such a pleasure to teach my native language and share the joy of our wonderful culture. This year I have 1 Level 1 class, 2 Level 2 classes and 1 Level 3and 1 AP class.
In my spare time I like to read, travel, cook and eat good food. My favorite food is sushi, of course, and ramen (Chinese style Japanese noodle soup) and Takoyaki (hard to explain...). I don't like peanut butter, mustard, pizza and a root beer ! Also I will pass out if I see cockroaches... especially Japanese kind.In summer of 2018 I took students to Japan. We all had an awesome time and learned a lot of Japanese culture first hand. Please take a look at some of the pictures on Japan Trip site and also Class Photo site.I am planning to have another Japan trip in the end of the year in June 2020. The currents tudents, previous students, parents, staff, anyone is welcome to join us.
I am looking forward to having a great year with you. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. E-mail works the best.今年も楽しく一緒に勉強しましょう。よろしくお願いします。
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Last Modified on July 31, 2019