North Shore Japanese Language Education and Services
Message from the Owner/Director
Learning Japanese can be very overwhelming, especially for western students. Not only are the alphabet and grammar structures different than English and other Romance languages, but context and relationship to the listener also play an important role in how to speak Japanese properly. Taken together these difficulties can cause frustration for the Japanese language student who often has limited time to devote to study and also needs to learn efficiently to put these very skills to work for them.
At North Shore Japanese Language Education and Services, we structure our coursework and lessons to address these difficulties. Through carefully chosen textbooks and tailored lessons, our goal is to help you learn Japanese in a way that is natural and effective, using proven methods that are difficult to find outside of the university setting. We also offer flexible scheduling and curricula, understanding that you have a life outside the classroom and that most students’ desire to learn is based on a need to either conduct business, translate documents, or as a gateway to your personal interests and hobbies.
Our commitment to our students is that you will receive a first rate Japanese language education and with your personal dedication, your studies will lead to competency and fluency. With the right teacher, your education will be both effective and rewarding.
Miho Takahashi, Owner/director and Japanese instructor
Miho was born in Osaka, Japan where she studied Japanese language education from one of the most prominent Japanese language scholars, Dr. Miyaji. Miho was trained to teach Japanese language to non-Japanese speakers and obtained a certification of completion of Japanese language education. After she graduated, she worked as an international exporting agent, learning the business practices of Japan. She was hired by the University of Oklahoma in 1997 and taught Japanese language at all levels as a lecturer in the Modern Language Department at the University of Oklahoma. Not only teaching at the university, she also has taught business professionals as well as lawyers and university professors privately for over 15 years. She started North Shore Japanese Language Education and Services in Beverly, MA in 2014 and has been offering unique language and culture programs to fit the students’ needs.