Hello there. My name is Stephen, and I am a new teacher at Global Village. I am a Canadian who grew up in Southern Ontario, though have been living and teaching in Asia for 8 years. I am quite experienced teaching kids and teenagers, and have enjoyed working with these age groups - along with adults - in a brand new context. While I have only been Japan for a modest amount of time, I have really enjoyed living in Nagano and am grateful that I was given the opportunity to live and work here. Working at Global Village has been a positive experience - particularly working with much smaller classes that I have in the past.