Senior Preceptor in Japanese
Yuko Kageyama-Hunt has been teaching in the Japanese Language Program (JLP) since 2001, first as a preceptor, then since 2013 as senior preceptor. She has taught and revamped the curricula of several levels of instruction in the JLP. As senior preceptor, she serves as a mentor to junior instructors and assists with program administration. Professor Kageyama-Hunt received her B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Hawaii, and her M.A. in Linguistics from Cornell University. Specializing in linguistics and pedagogy, she has taught at Cornell University, Middlebury College, University of Hawaii, Beloit College, and Showa Women’s University. She also served as Officer of Japanese Language Training at the Foreign Service Institute of the U.S. State Department.
She has published extensively on Japanese Pedagogy. Among her publications are Nihongo Kyōiku Hyakka Daijiten (Encyclopedia of Japanese Pedagogy) (contributor, Taishūkan Shoten, 2006), Hajimete no Nihongo Kyōiku (Introduction to Japanese Pedagogy) (co-author, ASK Kodansha 1996 and 2000), Nihongo Kyōiku Nōryoku Kentei-shiken Keikō Tettei Bunseki Mondaishū (How to Pass the Japanese Language Teaching Proficiency Test, Practice Test) (co-author, ALC 2000), Hajimete no Nihongo Kyōiku Kihonyō Gojiten (Introduction to Japanese Pedagogy: Dictionary of Essential Terminology) (co-author, ASK Kodansha 1997), and Nihongo Kyōjuhō (Methods of Teaching Japanese) (video, ASK Kodansha 1997). Her research interests include Critical Content-Based Instruction, the development of effective pedagogical approaches to teaching concepts of tense, aspect, and modality, as well as technology and media-based innovation for language instruction.