All North Shore Language Academy teachers have had extensive teaching experience and are well qualified to guide their students through an important but enjoyable language learning experience. Due to the many years of classroom experience in high schools- some teachers are currently teaching in government schools and universities in NSW, all teachers are familiar with the relevant syllabus for students. There are three words to best describe the teaching staff at North Shore Language Academy:
  • Professional 
  • Committed
  • Caring

Fun Classes are designed to teach students the most important languages and study skills in an informal and happy environment. They bring a wealth of knowledge to the classroom and have different talents and skills to share with students.
Your memory of your language teacher will stay with you...

Teachers' profile

Highly qualified native teachers 

Teachers at NSLA have either a NSW Teacher’s qualification or a Teacher’s license granted by the relavant government of the language being taught. We do not hire non-qualified working tourists who are not able to create a motivating learning atmosphere, unlike other teaching colleges. Our teachers are so committed, caring and fun that they can easily build an exciting and enquiry-based learning environment for students.


Toshiko Jackson

Academic Background
-   Monash university, Melbourne                
    Applied Japanese Linguistics 
-   La Trobe University, Melbourne
    Diploma in Education 
Teaching Experience
- NSW High schools : North Sydney Boys HS / Baulkum Hills HS / Manly Selective HS / etc
- University of Sydney
- R.M.I.T University, Melbourne
- Holmesglen Institute of TAFE, Melbourne
Yuki Kawarai

Academic Background
-   University Technology Sydney
    Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching Language(Japanese)                                                       
-   University of NSW
    Master of Arts: Applied linguistics specialising Japanese

Teaching Experience
- University of NSW / Woollongong University 
NSW High schools : Fort Street High school / Sydney Technology High school / etc
- Saturday School, Sydney
- Sunday School, Sydney
Kuriko Mizuno

Academic Background
-   Purde University, USA
    Master of Japanese Pedagogy & ESL Certificate                                                   
-   Kawaijuku Gakuen Trident College, Japan
    Interpreting Training Course & Japanese Teacher Training Course for Completion of 420 hours
-   Sugiyama Jogakuen University, Japan
    Bachelor of English Linguistics, with Teaching English Certificate at Junior/High school
Teaching Experience
The University of Sydney, Sydney  
The University of Iowa, USA 
- Purdue University, USA
- SANYO Electric Company, Japan
Rui Saito

Academic Background
-   Ibaraki Christine University Japan
    Bachelor of Arts specialising in Primary School Education                                                     
-   International House, Sydney
    Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Teaching Experience
NSW High schools : Rossmore Public school  
- Saturday School, Sydney
- YBM Language school, Korea
- Primary Schools, Japan
Manami Sato

Academic Background
-   Hokkaido University Japan
    Bachelor of Education                                                     
Teaching Experience
Torquay Primary School, Victoria  
- Kumon (Cram School), Japan
- Primary Schools, Japan
Nobuaki Akagi

Academic Background
-   Macquarie University, Sydney
    PhD in Cognitive Science                                                 
    Master of Arts in Communication Disorders          
-   The University of Western Australia, Sydney
    Bachelor of Coginitive Science and Linguistics            
Teaching Experience
Macquarie University, Sydney   

Japanese / Korean

Yuna Jang

A member of Modern Languaages Teachers' Association of  NSW 
A member of Japaense Teacehrs' Association of NSW

Academic Background
-   University Technology Sydney
    Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching Language(Korean/Japanese) 
-    Barchelor Degree in the department of Japaneseat Hankuk University 
Teaching Experience

- NSW High schools : Gilroy Catholic College / Fort Street High school / St Pauls Catholic College / Abbotsleigh School for Girls etc


Jenny Zhang

Academic Background
-   The University of Sydney, Sydney                
    Master of Education
-   The University of Western Sydney, Sydney
    Master of Teaching 
Teaching Experience
- NSW High schools : St Pauls Grammar School / Sydney Taylors College / etc
- Mandarin Stars, Sydney
- Sichuan Normal University, China
Christine Yang

Academic Background
-   Bond University, Gold Coast
    Master of Educational Practice                                                      
-   Bond University, Gold Coast
    Master of Arts (Language Teaching)  

Teaching Experience
- QLD High schools: Robina State
 High school / Varsity Lake State school / Merrimac State school
- Miao Miao Weekend school, QLD


Laurianne Casanove

Academic Background
-   Sorbonne University, France                
    Master of Political Science
-   Sorbonne University, France                
    Master of Journalism 
Teaching Experience
- French Secours Catholique, France
* Professional Journalist for FRANCE 3 (French national public TV channel) & various local newspapers, France


Marcella Petutschnig

Academic Background
-   Oxford House College, UK               
Teaching Experience
- University of Klagenfurt, Austria
- Klagenfurt General Hospital, Austria (Taught Medical English)
- Institute CEF, Austria (Taught Business English)
- Leicester Square School of English, UK
- Australian International College of English, Sydney


    : 'Korean Langauge & Culture'
    at NSLA?

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