UI School of English

講師紹介

今西 育恵

講師

今西 育恵

Ikue Imanishi

  • Where are you from?

    Kochi, Japan

    高知県

  • What is your background?

    My father is from Kochi and my mother is from Tokushima. 
    The men in Kochi are said to be “Igosso," which basically means aggressive and quick to anger. My father was also like that.
    The women in Tokushima are said to be kind of aggressive but caring. My mother is also like that. I seem to take after both of them.

    高知県出身の父、徳島県出身の母を両親に持ちます。
    豪快でちょっぴり短気なところのあるいごっそうと呼ばれる土佐男の父、強気で面倒見の良いと言われる阿波女の母、二人の気質を受け継いでいるようです。

  • What do you enjoy the most about teaching?

    When I see our students grow more than I expect, I’m very happy!
    When they learn what I teach and they can show me the results, I feel very satisfied.

    子供たちが期待以上に成長してくれること。
    伝えたことをしっかり覚えてくれていて、それを見せてくれる時、とても嬉しく感じます。

  • What is your goal/mission?

    I want to be the launching pad for our students to go out into the world full of confidence.

    子どもたちがいつか、自分の力で社会に、世界に飛び出していくためのジャンプ台になること。

  • What do you do in your free time?

    Driving, karaoke, crafting and cooking...
    Recently, I started learning the shamisen!

    ドライブをしたり、カラオケに行ったり、手芸をしたり、料理をしたり・・・ 
    最近は三味線に挑戦中!

  • What do you like/think about Tokushima/Japan?

    The food and Awa Odori are the best!

    食べ物と阿波踊りが最高!

  • Where would you like to go if you had a long holiday?

    I love Tokyo, so I want to stay there for a while. Even though Tokyo is the busiest area in Japan, I prefer it to a relaxing resort.
    And actually, Tokyo is a very interesting place to learn about history.
    For example, there is a kind of traditional culture there which started in the Edo period and respects the feeling of “Iki.” I also want to visit some places related to great writers (I especially love Soseki Natsume!).
    Finally, Tokyo is Japan's economic, technological, cultural and subcultural center, and when I'm there, it's so fun to feel the energy of the city.

    東京が大好きなので、たっぷり滞在してみたいですね。
    ゆっくりリゾートというより、日本一忙しい場所ではありますが、それでも、江戸代以降の粋を重んじる町民文化が残っており、そのような場所を訪ねるのはとても楽しいと思います。
    明治以降の文豪ゆかりの場所なんかもふらっと訪れたい。(夏目漱石が大好きです!)
    その一方で最先端の技術、経済、教養、そしてサブカルチャーの中心であり、そんな街のエネルギーを感じるのもとても楽しいです。

  • Who is your idol?

    Tomotaka Okamoto
    He is a male singer, but a soprano. He is so special that he is called the “Sopranista”.
    I admire him since he is very original and active all over the world.

    岡本知高さん
    男性なのにソプラノ歌手、ソプラニスタ!自分の個性を生かし、世界中で活躍する姿にあこがれます。

  • What was your childhood dream?

    I wanted to be a beautician.

    美容師さんになりたかったです。

  • There are a lot of English schools in Japan. Why did you decide to work at UI?

    Originally, I got a job here through an acquaintance, but now I believe that UI is the best school in Tokushima, maybe in Shikoku, and will one day even be the best in Japan!

    人のご縁をいただいて、ここに来ましたが、今ではここが徳島で、四国で、いつかは日本で!
    一番のスクールになると思うからです。

  • Is there anything people would be surprised to know about you?

    I can go anywhere by myself, but I still don’t like feeling lonely.

    一人でどこまでも行けますが、実は寂しがり屋でもあります笑

  • Cats or Dogs?

    I prefer dogs!

    犬派!

  • Water or Wine?

    Well… beer!

    う~ん、ビール!

  • Natto or Goya?

    I love both now, but I only started liking natto as an adult.

    両方好きです。納豆は大人になってから好きになりました♪