Asako Hayashi Takakura

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Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), Developmental Studies (Language, Literacy, and Cultural Studies), Boston University, 2000

M.A., Japanese Pedagogy, Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences,

M.A., Special Education, Georgia Southwestern College,

B.A., Broadcasting, Nihon University College of Art,


Presented at the American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ) Annual Spring Conference “Language ability of Japanese English immersion children and graduates:  Implications for Japanese language learning as lifelong education”

March 2017

Presented at AATJ Webinar “Technology for Busy Teachers:  Useful on-line tools for blended/hybrid Japanese course and tips for flipping class activities”

Presented at Tenth International Conference on Language Teacher Education.   “A report on a teacher training project for a Japanese immersion program”

Presented at ACTFL annual convention “Development of Blended Language Instruction for Japanese Language Learners” Boston MA November 2016

 Presented at Second Language Research Forum (SLRF) “Effects of two-way immersion instruction on accent, comprehensibility, and voice onset time (VOT)”, September 2016

Invited Lecture “From Immersion to Accumulation A new approach of languageeducation” at Waseda University, July 2016

Presented at the International Conference on Practical Linguistics in Japanese 9 “Comparative study of language proficiency between simultaneous and sequential bilingual individuals who are the superior speakers of the Japanese language, June 2016

Presented at the American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ) Annual Spring Conference “Linguistic Landscape and Japanese Language Education: An Analysis of linguistic landscape data collected by JFL learners” March 2016


“Developing web-based multi-level materials for Japanese Content-Based Instruction” Makino, S. and Endo, M. (Ed.) (2008) Japanese Language and Literature, Journal of Association of Teachers of Japanese.

“Japanese English Bilingual Children in Three Different Educational Environments” Kondo-Brown, K. (Ed.). (2006). Heritage LanguageDevelopment: Focus on East Asian Immigrants. [Studies in Bilingualism Series]. Amsterdam, Netherlands: John Benjamins.