Haruko Sakakibara

Sakakibara

Position Title
Lecturer Emerita


Bio

EDUCATION AND DEGREE(S)

  • MA in Teaching English as a Second Language, California State University, Sacramento
  • BA in Linguistics, International Christian University in Tokyo

RESEARCH INTEREST(S)

  • Phonology
  • Teaching Methodology
  • Effective study tactics for Japanese language learning suitable for different learning styles

COURSE(S) TAUGHT

  • Japanese 1 - 6

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

BOOK(S)

  • Sensibility and Education (translation)

PERIODICAL ARTICLES ON JAPANESE EDUCATION IN NCJTA NEWSLETTER
ESSAYS

  • Jan Ken Po Gakko and I ( 10 article series) in Hokubei Times
  • Evaluation of New Year's Essay Contest in Nichibei Times
  • The Japanese and the Japanese American (Hawaii Hochi)

LYRICS AND MUSIC

  • CD  "We Had to Go"-Musical Composition for Japanese American Internment Camp for California History Museum Presentation​​​

CURRENT PROJECTS

  • On-line publication of Nihongo tutorial video series
  • Bilingual website publication of the history of Japanese interned in Siberia after WWII
  • Interpreting for Suzuki Piano Music Method

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 2004 UCD Teacher of the Year
  • Former Director, Jan Ken Po Gakko Cultural School in Sacramento
  • Judge, Annual Japanese Speech Contest in San Francisco
  • Judge, New Year's Japanese essay contest for Nichibei Tiimes and Hokubei Mainichi Newspapers