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Risa Wada

Lecturer in Japanese
MA, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Office Hours — Fall 2019

  • Mondays and Fridays: 1:55 to 2:45 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 12:55 to 1:40 pm
  • Or by appointment

Research interest and background

My area of study is Japanese linguistics and pedagogy. I am interested in the area of discourse analysis and second language speakers of Japanese. I have researched about the usage of certain linguistic functions by Japanese learners, using conversational data. I always have my research interest center on the leaner’s Japanese language use and apply the research to the development of Japanese language teaching

Teaching background

I have taught Japanese for four years as a teaching assistant at Carthage College and University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a part-time instructor, I have taught Japanese to international students from a variety of countries at summer study abroad program in Tokyo.

Courses taught

  • JPN 1130 – Beginning Japanese 1
  • JPN 1131 – Beginning Japanese 2
  • JPN 2230 – Intermediate Japanese 1
  • JPN2231 – Intermediate Japanese 2