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Indiana University


CJK Pedagogy Workshops

Advocacy and Articulation in Japanese Language Education:
A Workshop for K-16 Teachers
April 30, 2011
IUPUI — Indianpolis

Speakers’ Bios

Maki Watanabe Isoyama is Senior Program Officer of The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles. She is engaged in supporting Japanese language education in the United States, and her duties include consultation for teachers and learners of the Japanese language, collecting and disseminating information beneficial for Japanese language education, organizing workshops and conferences, and advising teachers’ organizations on management. She earned an M.A. degree in Japanese linguistics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.A. degree in linguistics from the University of Southern California.

Motoko Tabuse is a professor in the Department of World Languages and an Honors College faculty fellow at Eastern Michigan University. She received her Ph.D. in Foreign Language Studies from The Ohio State University. She is currently serving as Chair of the AP Japanese Development Committee, Professional Development Consultant for the College Board, board member of the Association of Teachers of Japanese, and advisory board member of the Japanese Teachers Association of Michigan and is a reviewer for NCATE/ACTFL SPA.