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Ms. Atsuko Mito
BA Keio; MA Waseda


Email: mito@hku.hk

Atsuko Mito

Atsuko Mito holds a Bachelor’s degree from Keio University and a Master’s degree in Japanese Applied Linguistics from Waseda University in Tokyo. She has lived in several Asian countries, including Malaysia where she taught students in the Asian Youth Fellowship Program funded by the Japan Foundation. She has also lectured at Waseda University, and Hanoi University of Technology in Vietnam. Prior to joining the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, she taught at the University’s School of Professional and Continuing Education.

Courses currently taught
JAPN2088/JAPN1188 Japanese Language II (Part1)
JAPN2099/JAPN1199 Japanese Language II (Part 2)
JAPN2188 Japanese Language III (Part 1)
JAPN2199 Japanese Language III (Part 2)
JAPN2041 Comprehensive basic grammar
JAPN2061 Japanese for effective communication
JAPN3023 “Nihonjinron”: The question of Japanese uniqueness

Research interests
Peer-learning, Creative writing for pre-intermediate learners of Japanese

Journal publication
Co-Author, "An Observation of Peer Learning in Hong Kong: Cases in a University Class and a Life-Long Learning Program", Asian Journal of Japanese studies 1 (2011): 83-92 [In Japanese]

Collaborator of the TDG project "Development of new versions of HKU Japanese Language Standards and Moodle-integrated multimedia self-assessment tools for students"

Member of J-GAP (the Japanese Language Education Global Articulation Project) joint project between Hong Kong and Japan (2013-14)


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