Nobuko Koyama

KOYAMA

Position Title
Assistant Professor of Japanese, Japanese Language Program Coordinator

311 Sproul
Office Hours
Office Hours by Appointment. Schedule your appointment (with your preferred time/date) via email first.
Bio

EDUCATION AND DEGREE(S)

  • PhD in Linguistics, University of Hawaii at Manoa

RESEARCH INTEREST(S)

  • Japanese language pedagogy (curriculum standardizations, curriculum design, content-based instruction, literature in L2, collaborative learning)
  • Academic Japanese
  • Discourse analysis of Japanese contemporary literature

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.

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)