When he returns home, Tomoki intends to continue studying hard towards being an English teacher in Japan. "I want many students to perceive that learning English is really helpful in life."
"I've been to Akaroa, Kaikoura, Nelson, Queenstown, Timaru, Wellington and many other places. I've seen stunning scenery and I think New Zealand is the best place to get refreshed."
At Ara, Tomoki is studying towards the New Zealand Certificate of English Language (Academic) Level 4. "It has many assessments but there is a lot of help available from the tutors and Learning Services. The teaching style is quite different from Japanese English education but it's really effective and the active learning style is fascinating."
In addition to increasing his English language abilities at Ara and participating in campus activities for international students, Tomoki has made the most of the opportunity to explore and experience New Zealand.