Michael DiGiacomo was born and raised in New York, so he is a native English speaker Michael is an passionate English instructor with over 22 years experience helping people just like you improve their English. He started his professional English teaching career in Sendai, Japan in 1994. Since then he has worked in the field of international education both in and out of the classroom. In 2010, Michael started Happy English, a website dedicated to helping people learn and use English. The world is becoming smaller and more connected. When you have the confidence to communicate in English, you can really enjoy working or living in an international environment.