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Dr Akiko Tomita
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Akiko Tomita is a lecturer at the University of Adelaide. Akiko started teaching Japanese language at the University of Newcastle before moving to the University of Adelaide, combining postgraduate study in Linguistics and cultural studies and teaching Japanese language. Her research is focussed in the areas of teaching and learning Japanese as a second language; Japanese politeness; bilingualism; biculturalism; intercultural language teaching and learning; transcultural communication and in-country /study abroad experience. She has received numerous awards for her outstanding teaching, including at a national level.
QualificationsMA (Adelaide); PhD Candidate (Adelaide)
Awards & Achievements
Excellence in Teaching - Awards
• 2010 - The Award for Outstanding Student Feedback in Learning and Teaching (Team) in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
• 2011 - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Prize for Excellence in Teaching (in the Individual Teacher category).
• 2011 - The Award for Outstanding Student Feedback in Learning and Teaching (Individual) in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
• 2012 - The Award for Outstanding Student Feedback in Learning and Teaching (Individual) in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
• 2013 - The National Award OLT Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (Individual).
Japanese language subjects and Japanese In-Country Summer School
Japanese In-Country Summer School Japanese Progrma at Ritsumeikan University:
Teaching/learning Japanese as a second language: Japanese politeness; Bilingualism; Biculturalism; Intercultural language teaching and learning; Transcultural communication
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