ESP Biography



STEVE NELSON, Former professor of English for Japanese learners.




Major: NA

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: NA

Picture of Steve Nelson

Brief Biographical Sketch:

I taught English to college students in Japan for two years, learning and studying Japanese language and culture while living in Tokyo. I speak conversational Japanese and have studied Japanese kanji (written language) on and off for over ten years.



Past Classes

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H13718: Japanese for Beginners: Spoken and Written in Spark 2020 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2020)
Steve and Sarah will walk you through reading and writing several key Japanese characters (kanji) as well as a few Japanese conversations and key Japanese conversational words. Youkoso (welcome)!


L13139: Japanese for Beginners: Spoken and Written in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
Steve and Sarah will walk you through reading and writing several key Japanese characters (kanji) as well as a few Japanese conversations and key Japanese conversational words. Youkoso (welcome)!


H12823: Introduction to Japanese (spoken and written) in Spark 2019 (Mar. 16 - 17, 2019)
Steve and Sarah will walk you through an introduction to the Japanese language with basic conversation and reading / writing skills.