I have been engaging in Japanese language education since 2012 and had taught in China and Hawai’i before UBC, teaching Japanese as a foreign/second language as well as Japanese business/academic skills. Also, I taught Japanese as a heritage language to those Japanese children who were born in Hawai’i.

My general research interests are in language assessment and evaluation. As the world has been facing towards more of evidence-based education, I am currently interested in the notion of accountability in language education. Also, I am interested in blended learning.

  • MA in Second Language Studies at University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, specialized in Language Teaching and Language and Social Interaction
  • BA in Second Language Studies at University of Hawai’i at Mānoa with a focus on teaching Japanese as a Second Language
  • Certificate from Lancaster University in Language Testing, Classical and Modern Test Theory, and Statistical Analysis (100 hours of training in total)

I had previously taught at: 

  • University of Nottingham Ningbo China
  • University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
  • Japan-America institute of Management Science
  • Ubon Ratchathani University
Winter 2018

JAPN100 Beginning Japanese IA Sections

An introduction to modern spoken and written Japanese with emphasis on both form (grammar and syntax) and functions (Non-intensive). Not available for credit to students with JAPN 11 and/or JAPN 12. Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 100 or JAPN 160.

Winter 2018

JAPN201 Beginning Japanese II B Sections

Continuation of JAPN 200 (Non-intensive). Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 201 or JAPN 103 or JAPN 260.

Winter 2018

JAPN200 Beginning Japanese II A Sections

Continuation of JAPN 101 (Non-intensive). Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 200 or JAPN 102 or JAPN 260.

Winter 2018

JAPN101 Beginning Japanese IB Sections

Continuation of JAPN 100 (Non-intensive). Not available for credit to students with JAPN 12. Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 101 or JAPN 160.