Assistant Language Teacher, Japan Exchange and Teaching - Sakura-Machi District of Nagasaki City, Japan
- Bachelor of Arts
- International Languages and Cultures
Annuska’s love of languages, in particular Japanese, remained with her from high school through to university, and now she is sharing that love with foreign language learners at schools in Japan.
Having secured a place in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) programme, Annuska is based in the Sakura-Machi District of Nagasaki City as an Assistant Language Teacher.
“I work within four different schools assisting with the teaching of English to foreign language learners. Some days I’m a talking dictionary ... and other days I bring a bit of New Zealand culture to the class with games in a fun but educational way.”
Annuska credits this opportunity to her degree from Waikato. “My degree enabled me to get into the JET Programme and to obtain a working visa in Japan. Without it I would not have been able to take up such a position.”
“I also took German and Māori papers, which I thoroughly enjoyed. What can I say, languages are my one true jam and I truly enjoy learning them!”
Now putting her skills to good use internationally, Annuska is looking forward to where her career may take her.