Ms. Tomoko Takami

Ms. Tomoko Takami

Director of Modern Japanese Language ProgramSenior Lecturer in Foreign Languages

215-573-3640

802 Williams Hall

Office Hours
Spring 2018: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:00AM to 11:00AM or by appointment
Education
  • EdM, Columbia University, 2012
  • MS, University of Pennsylvania, 1996
Courses Taught
  • JPAN011/012: Beginning Japanese I and II
  • JPAN111/112: Beginning Japanese III and IV
  • JPAN211/212: Intermediate Japanese I and II
  • JPAN311/312: Intermediate Japanese III and IV
  • JPAN381/382: Japanese for the Professions I and II
Selected Publications

BOOKS:

  • Co-editor, Mirai wo tsukuru kotobano kyooiku wo mezashite: Hihanteki naiyoojyuushi no gengokyooiku no riron to jissen [Language Education for Social Future: Critical Content-Based Instruction] (2015). Co-editor with Shinji Sato, Uichi Kamiyoshi, and Yuri Kumagai. Tokyo: Coco Syuppan.
  • Chukyu kara nobasu Bijinesu keesu de manabu nihongo.(Powering Up Your Japanese through Case Studies: Intermediate and Advanced Japanese) (2014; 5th printing 2017)  Tokyo: The Japan Times, Inc. 

Articles:

  • “New Approach to Business Japanese Instruction: Content-Based Instruction Using Business Cases.” (2017).  Jounal of Japanese Lingusitics. 33 (pp.65-74). 
  • Review article, “Shigeru Osuka- Japanese for Healthcare Professionals: Introduction to Medical Japanese”  (2015)  Japanese Language and Literature. 49 (2). (pp. 375- 380) .American Association of Teachers of Japanese.
  • “Infusing the National Standards into Business Language Curriculum” (2010) Global Business Languages. 15, Article 4. Purdue University CIBER.
    Available at: http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/gbl/vol15/iss1/4
  • Editor, “Meeting Student Needs: Perspectives on Teaching Japanese for Professional   Purposes” (2010). Association of Teachers of Japanese Occasional Paper.
  • Introduction. “Meeting Student Needs: Perspectives on Teaching Japanese for Professional  Purposes.” (2010) Association of Teachers of Japanese Occasional Paper.
  • “Employing International Business Cases for Business Language Instruction.”  (2008)  Global Business Languages. 13 (pp 63-79). Purdue University CIBER.
  • “A Study on Closing Section of Japanese Telephone Conversation.”  (2002). Working Papers in Educational Linguistics, vol. 18. Philadelphia, USA:  University of Pennsylvania

 Book Chapters:

  • “Proficiency-Based Instruction from Intermediate to Advanced level”  In Miura and Watanabe (Eds.), Proficiency-Based Instruction in Japanese Language Education:Application and Practice of ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines (tentative Title) (in writing)
  • “Beikoku daigaku no bijinesu nihongo koosu ni okeru nakyoojyuushi no hihanteki gengokyooiku no kokoromi (A study of Critical Content-Based Instruction in Business Japanese Course in the United States).”   In Sato, Takami, Kamiyoshi, and Kumagai (Eds.), Mirai wo tsukuru kotobano kyooiku wo mezashite: Hihanteki naiyoojyuushi no gengokyooiku no riron to jissen [Language Education for Social Future: Critical Content-Based Instruction]. Pp. 297-322.  Tokyo: Coco Syuppan. (2015)
  • “Amerika ni okeru naiyo jyuushino nihongo kyoiku (Content -Based Instruction in the US)”. Co-author with Shinji Sato, Yuri Kumagai, Astushi Hasegawa, and Akemi Morioka.  In Sato, Takami, Kamiyoshi, and Kumagai (Eds.), Mirai wo tsukuru kotobano kyooiku wo mezashite: Hihanteki naiyoojyuushi no gengokyooiku no riron to jissen [Language Education for Social Future: Critical Content-Based Instruction]. Tokyo: Coco Syuppan.  Pp 77-121. (2015)
  • “Building Connections between Language and Culture Learning: A Hybrid Curriculum Model for More Effective Business Japanese Teaching.” (2010). In M. Gueldry (Eds) How Globalizing Professions Deal with National Languages: Studies in Cultural Studies and Cooperation (pp.79-99) The Edwin Mellen Press.

Conference Proceedings:

  • “Bujinesu nihongo no projekuto ni okeru manabino komyuniti wo mezasu kokoromi (An Attempt to Build Learning Community through a Project in Business Japanese) (2014) Proceedings of the 21st Princeton Japanese Pedagogy Forum.  Pp 1-10.  Department of East Asian Studies, Princeton University.
    Affiliations

    Co-Chair, AP Japanese Language and Culture Development Committie (July 2018-Present)Committie Member, AP Japanese Language and Culture Development Committie  (July 2017-June 2018)Board Member, American Association of Teachers of Japanese (January 2014-May 2017)Director, National Japanese Exam, American Association of Teachers of Japanese (July 2013-May 2017)Founding Chair of Japanese for Specific Purposes (JSP), Special Interest Group (SIG) at the American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ) (2007-Present) ACTFL OPI Tester Certificate (Japanese) (2001- )AP Japanese Language and Culture Table Leader (2017)AP Japanese Language and Culture Reader (2010, 2008)Intercultural Development Inventory Administrator and Interpreter Certificate (2008) Business Language Research and Teaching Award/Grant, CIBER Consortium for Business Language Research and Teaching (2013,2007)Penn Lauder CIBER Faculty Research/Curriculum Development Grant, Penn Lauder CIBER (2010, 2009, 2008) Japanese Language Education Mini-Grant, The Japan Foundation, Los Angels (2010)SAS Language Teaching Innovation Grant (2007, 2006), University of Pennsylvania.  Best Project Award, the Second Annual Language Grants Showcase hosted by Penn Language Center, University of Pennsylvania  (2008)  Teachers College General Scholarship from Teachers College, Columbia University (2010-2012)Rotary Foundation Academic-year Ambassadorial Scholarship (1994-1995)