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Ms. Takako Yoshikawa
BA (ICU); Master in Japanese Language and Culture (Osaka)


Email: tyoshika@hku.hk

Takako Yoshikawa

Takako Yoshikawa joined the Department of Japanese Studies at HKU in 1995. Prior to that she taught at educational institutions in China and Bulgaria. Since joining HKU, she has been teaching various language courses as well as interdiciplinary content courses such as Contrastive Linguistics and The Tale of Genji. Her current research interests include the implementation of student’s self-assessment in language learning, contrastive study of discourse strategies of speech acts between Japanese and Cantonese, and acquisition of Japanese sentence ending particles.

Courses currently taught
JAPN1088 Japanese Language I (Part 1)
JAPN1099 Japanese Language I (Part 2)
JAPN2188 Japanese Language III (Part 1)
JAPN2199 Japanese Language III (Part 2)
JAPN3016 Advanced Business Japanese
JAPN3028 Contrastive Linguistics: Discourse analysis on Japanese and Cantonese
JAPN2064 The Tale of Genji

Research interests
Teaching Japanese as a foreign language
Discourse Analysis

Publications, projects, grants
“The influence of experience of studying in Japan on Japanese Refusals by Cantonese Learners”, pp.106-136, Japanese Language Education and Japanese Culture in the Global Societies, 2009, YOROZU Miho and MURAKAMI Fuminobu, Hitsuji Shobo, Japan

Collaborator of TDG project “Development of New Versions of HKU Japanese Language Standards and Moodle-Integrated Multimedia Self-Assessment Tools for Students”

Conference Presentations
“Students Self-Assessment Tools in Moodle”, Sydney International Conference on Japanese Language Education 2014, University of New South Wales, July 10-12, 2014

“Japanese Language Proficiency and Students’ Self-Assessment”, The 9th International Symposium on Oral Proficiency Interview, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Nov. 2-3, 2013

“HKU Standards -Class Activities and Assessment of Japanese Language 3”, International Conference of Japanese Language Education, Taiwan, July 31-Aug.1, 2010

“Expression Forms of Refusals made by Cantonese speakers in Japanese”, Canadian Association for Japanese Language Education 2008 Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada, Aug.15 -17, 2008

“Japanese refusals of Cantonese speakers”, International Conference on Japanese
Language Education, Pusan, Korea, July 11-13, 2008

Committee Membership
Member of Administrative Board The University Alliance for Japanese Studies in HK Macau & GDP
ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages)

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