Chikako Shinagawa

Lecturer
Area: Japanese Language (Program Coordinator)


Office: HSSB 2221

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Chikako Shinagawa specializes in Japanese linguistics and language pedagogy. She started her career as an English as a second language teacher and served as a trainer for new ESL teachers. Before coming to UCSB, she taught Japanese at the University of California, Irvine and Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan. She is the co-author of Genki: An integrated Course in Elementary Japanese textbook series which is widely used in many countries. She conducts workshops related to promote networking among fellow Japanese teachers throughout the US and abroad. Her current work is on developing supplementary materials for the Genki textbook series and developing a genki-online site to support teachers and students.


Selected Articles, Reviews & Entries

  • Genki II second edition: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese (co-authored). The Japan Times, 2011.
  • Genki II Workbook second edition: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese (co-authored). The Japan Times, 2011.
  • Genki Picture Cards on CD-ROM II second edition (co-authored). The Japan Times, 2011.
  • Genki I second edition: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese (co-authored). The Japan Times, 2011.
  • Genki I Workbook second edition: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese (co-authored).The Japan Times, 2011.
  • Genki Picture Cards on CD-ROM I second edition (co-authored). The Japan Times, 2011
  • “Study of Use of Negation forms in TV talk shows” Proceedings, 2010 International Conference on Japanese Language Education, 2010.
  • “Blog Project-Collaborative Learing Beyond Moodle.” Papers in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language,Vol.19, pp.63-81, Kansai Gaidai University, 2009.
  • KANJI LOOK AND LEARN: 512 Kanji with Illustrations and Mnemonic Hints (co-author). The Japan Times, 2009.
  • “Creating a Collaborative Learning Community Using Moodle .” Papers in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language,Vol.18, pp.135-150, Kansai Gaidai University, 2008.
  • “A Study of the Effectiveness of SPOT as a Placement Test ” Papers in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language,Vol.17, pp.1-18, Kansai Gaidai University, 2007.
  • GENKI Picture Cards on CD-ROM (co-author). The Japan Times, 2006.
  • “The Teacher, the Taught and the Textbook : Finding and Adapting a Textbook for Our Teaching Needs.” Proceedings, Twentieth Annual Conference,pp.84-97, Southeastern Association of Teachers of Japanese, 2005.
  • “Teaching Japanese Culture at an American University.” Papers in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language 14, pp. 1-18, Kansai Gaidai University, 2004.
  • “Video Project: Introduction to American Culture,” Papers in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language 13, pp. 1-14, Kansai Gaidai University, 2003.
  • “An integrated course in elementary Japanese, Genki I” (co-author). The Japan Times, 1999.
  • “An integrated course in elementary Japanese, Genki II” (co-author). The Japan Times, 1999.
  • “The Use of Songs in Japanese Teaching.” Papers in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language 8, 89-102, Kansai Gaidai University, 1998.
  • “Rashii and Yoda : Their Subjectivity and Objectivity,” Papers in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language 7, 109-118, Kansai Gaidai University, 1997.
  • “Communicative Activities in Reading and Writing,” Papers in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language 6, 57-70, Kansai Gaidai University, 1996.
  • “Guided Project Work,” Papers in Teaching Japanese as Foreign Language 5, 33-50, Kansai Gaidai University, 1995.
  • “Needs Analysis for Development of Japanese Textbooks for Beginners” (co-author). Papers in Teaching Japanese as Foreign Language 4, 23-23, 27-30, 36-39. Kansai Gaidai University, 1994.
  • “Communicative Activities for an Introduction to Modern Japanese,” Papers in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language 4, 53-66, Kansai Gaidai University, 1994.

Courses Taught

  • Japanese Language 1-6 (Japanese 1-2-3-4-5-6)