Chikako Shinagawa

Lecturer
Area:
Japanese Language
Office:
HSSB 2221
Email:
csgenki@eastasian.ucsb.edu

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.

Publications:

 

 

 

 

  • 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
  • KANJI LOOK AND LEARN: 512 Kanji with Illustrations and Mnemonic Hints (co-authored). The Japan Times, 2009.

Selected Articles:

  • “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.
  • “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.
  • “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.

Courses Taught:

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