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Mr. Hiroaki Kodama
BA (Musashi); MA (Tokyo Metropolitan); EdD Candidate (HKU)

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Email: hkodama@hku.hk

Kodama

Hiroaki Kodama has been teaching Japanese in Hong Kong since 2010. Prior to teaching at HKU and other tertiary education institutions in the city, he taught Japanese at Xi’an International Studies University and a number of Japanese language related institutions in Tokyo. As he has been surrounded by a variety of dialects of Japanese and languages in many cities he lived, his research interest lies in Japanese learning for adults, lifelong learning, and variations in the field of linguistics and education.

Research interests
Japanese learning for adults
Japanese for tertiary education
Variation Theory of Learning

Journal publication
Kodama, H. (2018). Japanese as a Subject of Higher Education in Hong Kong. Nihon Gakkan, 21, 93-103
Kodama, H. (2017). Korean Learning as a Competitor of Japanese Learning in Hong Kong. Nihon Gakkan, 20, 32-46
Kodama, H. (2016). The Usage of Japanese Personal Pronouns on Adult Learners: An Analysis of Boku and Ore in Use. Nihon Gakkan, 19, 35-48
Kodama, H. (2016). A Study on the Overuse of the Japanese Gender-free Personal Pronoun Watashi among Male Adult Learners in Comparison with the Usage of Boku and Ore. Research Studies in Education, 14, 12-26

Conference presentations
Kodama, H. (2018, 12). Issues on Education/Training for Japanese Language Teachers in Hong Kong. The 12th International Symposium on Japanese Language Education and Japanese Studies, Hong Kong, China.
Kodama, H. (2016, 11). Japanese Personal Pronouns for Male Speakers in the Context of Continuing Education. The 11th International Symposium on Japanese Language Education and Japanese Studies, Hong Kong, China.
Kodama, H. (2016, 9). Variation Theory for Teaching Japanese in the Context of Continuing Education in Hong Kong. International Conference of Japanese Language Education, Bali, Indonesia.
Kodama, H. (2011, 8). Learning Motivation of Adult Learners in Hong Kong: An Analysis of Composition in Japanese. International Conference of Japanese Language Education, Tianjin, China.
Kodama, H. (2010, 8). The Results and Problems on a Japanese Language Teaching Practice Utilising a Blog. The 50th Commemorative Conference of the Japan Association for Language Education & Technology, Yokohama, Japan.
Kodama, H. (2009, 7). Japanese Teaching Practice Using Google as Learning Management System. Japanese. International Conference of Japanese Language Education, Sydney, Australia.

Courses currently taught
JAPN1088 Japanese Language I
JAPN1099 Japanese Language I (Part 2)
JAPN1199 Japanese Language II (Part 2)
JAPN2099 Japanese Language II (Part 2)
JAPN3067 Japanese Pragmatics: Understanding Hidden Meaning
JAPN4025 Advanced Media Japanese
JAPN4026 Collaborative community of inquiry: Hong Kong and Japan

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