Nobuko Koyama

KOYAMA

Position Title
Associate Professor of Japanese
Japanese Language Program Coordinator

311 Sproul Hall
Office Hours
WQ 24: Monday and Wednesday 12:30-1:30 & by appointment
Monday & Wednesday in-person (Sproul 311)
Zoom by appointment (students must email me first to get a link)
Bio

EDUCATION AND DEGREE(S)

  • PhD in Linguistics, University of Hawaii at Manoa

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Japanese language pedagogy
  • Academic Japanese
  • Discourse analysis of Japanese contemporary literature
  • Open Educational Resources (OER)
  • Overseas learning experience
  • DEI/LGBTQIA+ communities and language learning

PROFILE

Dr. Koyama is a Japanese linguist and a pedagogy specialist with extensive teaching experience in JSL & JFL.  Prior to her appointment at UCD, she designed and established a Japanese language major at Temple University Japan Campus in 2010.

EDITED BOOKS

(October, 2019). Konnichiwa! Let’s Learn Japanese, Vol. 1. Tokyo, Japan: Japanime.

BOOK CHAPTERS:

Koyama, N. (2022) 'Academic Japanese: Challenges and myths for learners of Japanese as a foreign language in the US.' In C. Shei and S. Li (Eds), The Routledge Handbook of Asian Linguistics. Oxford, UK: Routledge.

Koyama, N. (2023) ' Internships at Japanese orphanages: A Case study of a first-year Japanese language student’s growth.' In N. Chikamatsu and L. Jin (Eds), A Transdisciplinary Approach to Chinese and Japanese Language Teaching: Collaborative Pedagogy across Languages, Disciplines, Communities, and Borders. Oxford, UK: Routledge.
https://www.routledge.com/A-Transdisciplinary-Approach-to-Chinese-and-Japanese-Language-Teaching/Chikamatsu-Jin/p/book/9781032211480

 

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS (SELECTED)

  1. Koyama, N. 2020. Challenges and Gains through Internships in Japan. Applied Language Learning.
  2. Koyama, N. 2018. Characteristics of a conclusion: Global vs. local conclusions in literature summary reports by JSL college students. Japanese Language and Literature, vol.52, 1, pp.57-81.
  3. Koyama, N. 2017. Imitating to Write: Reflections on Using a Model Summary Report in a Literature Seminar for JSL Students. OnCUE Journal, vol.10, 1, pp.39-53.
  4. Koyama, N. 2016. Emergence of critical reading in L2 literature seminars—Applications of discourse analysis in language pedagogy. Japanese Language and Literature, vol.50, 1, pp.1-24.
  5. Koyama, N. 2016. Introduction to a dubbing activity for a college first-year Japanese language course. Applied Language Learning, vol.26, 2, pp.69-86.

PROJECTS

Getting to Know Japanese Language and Culture (Japanese Language Video with Sketches) in collaboration with Japan Foundation and Yoshimoto Kogyo in Japan (with Professors Yuko Kato and Junko Hatanaka)

RESEARCH GRANTS

  • UC Davis Academic Senate Travel Grant (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • UCD Faculty Development Award (2015-2016)
  • UCD Small Grants in Aid of Research (2015-2017, 2016-2018, 2017-2019, 2018-2020, 2019-2021)