Access from Keihan Korien Station

A short walk from Keihan Korien Station. We are on the 2nd and 3rd floors of Hirata Building facing Kori Hondori. Lessons are held on the 3rd floor. The first floor is the beauty salon “1st Stage”.

If you are unfamiliar with Korien, we recommend this route. After exiting the ticket gate and going to the right, you will see a sidewalk on your left that runs parallel to the train tracks (going downhill.) When you get to the end of this sidewalk, you will find an apartment called “The Korien Residence” on the right. Go past it and turn right at the traffic light. Go up the slope of Kori Hondori and you will see Hirata Building on your left.

For those who are familiar with Korien, we recommend taking a shortcut. Please cross the pedestrian bridge from the station to The Korien Tower (without going up the escalator). After crossing the road and crossing the crosswalk on the left, you will find a sidewalk between Kansai Medical University Kori Hospital and The Korien Residence. Follow the sidewalk and you will come to Kori Hondori. The Hirata Building is in front of you after crossing Kori Hondori.

573-0086 Hirata Building 3F, 5-20 Koriencho, Hirakata City, Osaka Prefecture (Google Maps)

Teacher profile

Gina Torgersen

From Florida, USA

I majored in Humanities at the University of New College of Florida. After coming to Japan, I worked as a high school English teacher in Niigata Prefecture. My hobbies are computers and drawing. I am also interested in animals, animation and traditional Japanese culture. I can speak Japanese.

Mitchel Logan

From Vermont, USA

After graduating from the University of Massachusetts, I received a master’s degree in entomology from the University of Hawaii. I taught English to children coming from overseas in Hawaii, and I also taught English to elementary and junior high school students in the United States. I came to Japan in 2021 and have been involved in a wide range of English education from elementary school to high school students in Japan. I would like to work with students who have different ways of thinking and help them broaden their horizons.

Kaori Tanaka

From Yokohama Japan

In charge of Eiken preparation class
After graduating from Waseda University, I worked for Reuters, and since I retired, I have created opportunities to interact with children by teaching English and ballet. Having lived in England when I was in elementary school, I feel the importance of listening to English. I want our children to be exposed to a lot of English from an early age and develop a love for it.

Catherine Littlehale Oki

From the U.S.

I graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology and then graduated from the University of York with a Master’s Degree in English Education for Children. I have been teaching English to Japanese children for over 10 years. My hobbies are traveling, spending time with friends, and singing with my bandmates. I am the author of Happy Valley and head of the Kids Curriculum.

Simon Moran

From Whitley Bay, England

I majored in computer science at university. After traveling the world, I came to Japan in 1995 and founded Modern English in 1998. I am also a writer, contributing to Kansai Time Out, Mojo Magazine, and in 2002 I published a book about the Japan-Korea World Cup.

I have a strong interest in project-based learning to prepare students to telework internationally with 21st-Century skills.

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