My classes are tailed individually to meet the needs and interests of students. I give placement tests to check student's proficiency and to look for the areas that they can grow. Each lesson focuses on a specific situations of communication and the cultural assumptions associated with it.
I am a language specialist with MA in Linguistics and Ph.D.in Education. I hold certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language from University of California, and certificate in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language. I taught both Japanese and English to students from various cultures for 3 years in Japan, United Sates, and New Zealand.
Doctor of Philosophy, Education
Emphasis: Educational Psychology - Language, Culture, and Literacy
University of California, Santa Barbara, U.S.A., December 2002
Dissertation: Local Literacies, Bilingualism, and Community in Little
Master of Arts, Linguistics
California State University, Long Beach, U.S.A., December 1994
Thesis: The structure and transitivity in a Japanese verb of visual perception: The case of mi-ru.
Certificate in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language
ATTY Foreign Language Institute, Osaka, Japan, July 1989
Bachelor of Linguistics
Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan, March 1989
Thesis: Cultural difference between Japanese and American in college slang.
Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language
University of California Extension, Riverside, U.S.A., October 1987
Advanced and beginning English Conversation for adult migrants
Manawatu Multicultural Centre
Palmerston North, New Zealand
April 2017-December, 2017
Taught advanced and beginning English conversation to adult migrants
in Palmerston North
Intermediate Japanese writing
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara
October 2000- December 2000
Planned, taught, and evaluated three intermediate Japanese writing classes with undergraduate students
Japanese and English
Nokai Center, Yao-City, Osaka, Japan
February 1989 - December 1990
Taught Japanese to second- and third-grade students, and English to middle school students. Managed an eighth-grade classes as a leader of a teaching team
Beginning Japanese Conversation
Private lessons in home, Osaka, Japan
January 1990 - March 1991
Developed curriculum and taught Japanese conversation to an Australian English teacher
Advanced English Conversation
Private lessons in home, Kyoto, Japan
May 1989 - March 1990
Developed curriculum and taught English conversation to
University of California Riverside
April 1987 - September 1987
Taught English to adult ESL (English as a Second Language) students
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