​Testimonials

Testimonials from participants!

"Discovering more about the author's life and hearing many interesting interpretations from the other participants and the instructor. The lesson was perfectly structured and really interesting. I was completely captured and it gave me really a lot of inspiration to continue pursuing my study of Japanese literature".

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Kelly Cargos

Former Colleague of 6 years

Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin

Ikuya is rare among teachers. He’s totally committed to his craft, and he puts high demands on himself as a professional. Before every class, he makes extensive preparations, researching background information, checking vocabulary, and anticipating questions so that he can give his students complete support. On his own time, he’s invested in teacher training, earning numerous qualifications and accumulating experience so that he can cater to his students’ needs.

 

As much as he demands from himself, he demands the same from his students. When I observed Ikuya’s classes, I was surprised at how the room seemed to crackle with energy. Ikuya was firing off questions between excited bursts of explanation, and all of the students were on the edge of their seats. He was so passionate that it was impossible to sit there without feeling excited about the subject myself. That’s the type of teacher I want to learn from – someone who can light a fire under my curiosity. If I were to study English again, I’d like nothing more than to study with Ikuya.

 
Joshua Yardley

CELTA Trainer, Local Center Manager

Boston Teaching House

I had the absolute privilege to be Ikuya’s trainer on his Cambridge CELTA course. It’s rare that I come across a teacher who is so dedicated to the profession as Ikuya is. His care shows in his preparation and performance. Taking part in his lessons it’s like a work out. You are exhausted, but feel great afterwards because you pushed yourself harder than you ever have in any other classroom setting. It is for this reason that Ikuya earned a distinction in the course. He is truly in a level above.

Maria Ardley

EFL Teacher

I've been taking the Japanese literature in English classes on a Sunday morning and I can honestly say that I love it. I did part of my university degree in Japanese but only really studied the language, so to be able to dive into some of the culture of the country is fantastic. I always look forward to receiving the comprehension questions- I read the story and discuss the questions a bit with my husband over a beer on a Saturday night (it's a bit geeky, I know!), and am always surprised by how much there is to say about one short story. I've always loved reading but had been put off analysing the stories I read in any way because of the negative experience I had of English literature at school. The level of challenge of the questions is just right though, and sometimes there's some Japanese history to research too, to put the story into context, so I feel like I'm learning a lot.

Ikuya is a great teacher. He's enthusiastic, polite and leads the class with confidence. I really enjoy hearing about the author before we dive into the discussion part of the class; we are given a brief biography and told the main themes the author's works represent. I would highly recommend this class, and definitely don't think that you need to be a literature expert to take part. I'm not!

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講師 高橋の授業をこれまでに受講した方々の感想をご紹介します。

※情報は受講当時のものです。前職での教授歴も含みます。

加賀谷さん

会社員・IT マーケティング

通訳系クラス

受講歴 3年

興味を持って取り組める最適な教材やツールの選択、的確な助言と指導をしてくれる高橋先生の授業は着実に語学力を底上げしてくれる

宮本さん

会社員・製造業 機械設計

30代

TOEFL iBT対策クラス

受講歴 3年(途中離脱含む)

人脈を通じた幅広い分野の話を講義の中で伺うことができ、英語だけでなく、教養も深くなった

TOEFL iBT得点変化 50点 → 82点 (2年)

大塚 仁さん

会社役員・製造業サービス業

50代

オーウェルを読む精読講座

受講歴 2年

ダボス会議の機会に、全く異なる英語が空間を巡っていることショックを受けたのがきっかけで、この講座を二年間受けました。[...]

「聴くことも話すことも書くことも、読むことに始まる」とも思います。

立川 誠さん

会社員・製造業 渉外

50代

通訳系クラス

受講歴 4年

先生の授業の魅力は何か?それは英語に対する真摯な姿勢に他ならない。[...]
そこには、百万言の言葉にも勝る、英語を通じた魂の語らいがある。

末次さん

大学生

20代

TOEFL iBT対策クラス

受講歴 3年

講義はまさに「マシンガントーク」、時間の許す限り熱弁される先生でした。[...]「実際に英語が身につく」事を実感できる授業でした。

F.U.さん

主婦

70代

オーウェルを読む精読講座

受講歴 1年

第二次大戦前後を生きたオーウェルが精魂込めて書いたエッセイからは、現代に生きる我々をも考えさせ、感動させる力が感じ取られます。

E.H.さん

出版編集 ライター

40代

通訳系クラス

受講歴 6カ月

リスニングの最中にも、出てくる単語や句動詞、構文を拾い上げ、類語・関連語まで丁寧に解説してくださるので、英語運用力の幅が広がりました。

H.K.さん

会社員

50代

通訳系クラス

オーウェルを読む

受講歴 合計4年

語学トレーニングでありながら、単なるトレーニングを越えたものがある。新しいこと、これまでとは違うことに接して、自分の世界を広げたい深めたい、と日頃思っている方は、きっと興味を惹かれると思います。

M.Y.さん

会社員

30代

TOEFL iBT対策クラス

受講歴 1年

先生が特に人文系トピックに詳しいので[...] 背景まで説明して下さり、知的好奇心が刺激されてモチベーションが上がります。[...] 高橋先生の授業は全ての方に自信を持ってオススメしたいです。