A desire to be a better teacher motivated Chika Suzuki to study a Master of Education at USQ. The High School teacher from Tokyo is looking forward to sharing her improved English language skills with students on her return to Japan.

 Chika Suzuki

 Chika Suzuki

How did you find out about USQ?

About four years ago I participated in the TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) course at USQ, which is a three-week intensive course. When I decided to study my Masters, I choose USQ because I received credit for my earlier course, saving me $6,000.

What do you enjoy most about studying at USQ?

I enjoy attending my lectures and companionship with my friends. I am also happy with my lecturers and tutors – there is always someone who can help.

Where do you live?

I live in the Student Village and I enjoy it very much because it is cheap accommodation close to the University.

How would you compare Tokyo to Toowoomba?

Toowoomba is very quiet and there are no distractions for my study. In Tokyo, everywhere is very bright til late at night and shops are open for 24 hours. So, for me, living in Tokyo is very noisy and there is a lot of entertainment so I can’t concentrate on my studies.

People are also very nice in Toowoomba and very calm, so it’s a good environment to concentrate on my studies.