Gap Studies

Perfect your Japanese at Seiritsu! Explore Tokyo and explore make new friends before going to university.

August 12, 2015

Bonjour! I'm Laurence!

Hello! My name is Laurence Dubé and I'm one of the new JET Programme ALTs (assistant language teacher) at Seiritsu Gakuen. Pleased to meet you~


I'm a translation major from the province of Québec in Canada. I've lived in Quebec City for the past seven years, but I originally come from a very small town in the countryside called La Pocatière. I also took Japanese classes in college, and I've been studying the language by myself for a few years. My first language is actually French, but I learned English at school and through personal study and practice times at home.

This is my first time in Japan and also my first long-term trip, so I'm a little nervous, but also very excited to be here. Japan is very different from Canada (especially the weather), but so far everything is going well and I hope I can adapt quickly.

I love languages and I hope I will be able to make you love them too. To me, learning a language is also about learning about a country's culture and its people and overall, a wonderful way to broaden your horizons. Let's have fun and learn English together!