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John McLean

John is an associate professor at Yasuda Women's University in Hiroshima, where he oversees the interpreting stream. He has provided interpretation services for a wide range of notable figures, including world-class athletes (Simone Biles, Kohei Uchimura), Japanese film stars (Nana Komatsu, Kentaro Sakaguchi), officials (Kazumi Matsui, Mayor of Hiroshima), and esteemed media outlets such as NBC, CBC, Al Jazeera, AP, Reuters, Kyodo, TV Asahi, RCC, and Chugoku Shimbun. Additionally, John collaborates with Japanese film directors, translating scripts and subtitling films, and supports upcoming Japanese filmmakers at the Berlin Film Festival through his involvement with Japan's Agency for Cultural Affairs.

John presented five highly effective interpreter training techniques tailored for an all-English classroom. By utilizing graded readers, these techniques provide valuable support to your students in enhancing their listening and speaking abilities, fostering their confidence in comprehending and communicating at near-native speed.