Anabelle Manalo Hidaka on Bachelor of Arts in English
Name: Anabelle Manalo Hidaka
Course Taken: Bachelor of Arts in English
Current Job: English Instructor/Area Manager/Scheduling Coordinator
Job Responsibilities: Teaching English in Japan/Managing teachers’ schedule
Present Employer: Seiha English Academy, Fukuoka Japan
Why did you choose to take the course you did?
I took up AB English 10 years ago because I like English and it’s my dream to go abroad and teach.
What was the most interesting thing about the course?
The most interesting thing about this course is you will have plenty of opportunities abroad, especially when it comes to teaching English and other languages.
What kind of activities did you do in your major subjects?
Honestly speaking, I forgot a lot of things. It is already 10 years ago, but I still remember learning Shakespeare and Hamlet in my literature class. It was fun and interesting.
What advice can you give to incoming students who are thinking of taking the same course you did?
They should keep on trying. There are lots of job out there.
What are the things that you learned from the course that have proven to be very useful in your work?
Building my self-confidence, especially when it comes to public speaking.
Do you think you chose the right course?
In my own personal opinion, if you have a dream to teach in other countries, you should follow your dreams and take this course.