Hi. My name is Dilhara (ディルハーラ). I’m currently working as a freelance translator (フリーランス翻訳家) for an international company. I translate documents from Japanese into English. In my spare time, I like listening to music, playing the guitar, and watching comedies.
I live in Canberra Australia. Canberra is the capital city of Australia but it’s a very small city. I like living in Canberra because it’s a safe and quiet place. Canberra is also the sister city (姉妹都市) of Nara in Japan. There is a lot of cultural exchange (文化交流) between the two cities. I’ve also lived in Japan. I studied at Osaka University for a year. During this time, I also worked as a translator for a company in Osaka translating documents from Japanese into English. I enjoyed my time in Japan very much.
I love learning languages. I majored in Japanese and Chinese for my Bachelors degree. I also have a PhD in Japanese and Chinese from the Australian National University. So, I know good language learning strategies that will help you learn English very fast.
I’m also very passionate about helping other people learn languages. I’ve taught three languages – English, Japanese and Chinese. I started teaching very early. When I was learning Japanese in senior high school I noticed that a lot of my friends were finding it very difficult. So, the first bit of teaching I did was helping them learn Japanese. Later, to learn more about teaching, I completed an MA in Higher Education and two postgraduate courses on online teaching.
I have a lot of experience teaching English. I’ve taught English to English major students at a university in China. I’ve also taught English to Japanese and Chinese speakers in Australia. I know what is difficult for Japanese speakers when learning English and how to resolve those difficulties. I’m a very patient teacher. I’m also very friendly and encouraging. You will feel very comfortable learning with me.
I can help you in many different areas because of my qualifications and teaching experience. I can help you with conversation practice, pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar for real-life communication, reading comprehension (skimming, scanning, intensive reading) writing practice (formal and informal), and Business English. I can help you whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced level student. I know how to customise my lessons to your individual needs (ひとりひとりのニーズに合ったレッスンを提供いたします)。
I look forward to working with you.
その他（Listening to music, playing the guitar, watching comedies）