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Asami Nakano

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Lecturer in Asian Studies (Japanese)


(she/her/hers)


Office: Buttrick 253

Email: asami.nakano@vanderbilt.edu

CV

Education

  • BA – University of Wisconsin
  • MA – University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

Specializations

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Cultural experiences in language learning
  • Collaborative learning

Biography

Asami Nakano has been teaching at Vanderbilt since 2017. She has previously worked as a Japan outreach coordinator at University of Tennessee.  In addition to teaching in the US, she has also taught in Argentina and Japan. Asami received her B.A. from University of Wisconsin and M.A. in Education from University of Tennessee.

Her interests include designing effective language and cultural learning courses. Asami hopes her students will participate in collaborative learning while gaining critical thinking skills, new perspectives and broaden their understanding of the world.

Her hobbies include traveling, Japanese tea ceremony, Ikebana, and Calligraphy.

Portfolio

  • “Various possible uses of blogs in a Japanese classroom”, Presented at Southeastern Association of Teachers of Japanese (2020)                                                                                             
  • “Analysis and evaluation of cultural activities for building a community for learning”, Presented at Southeastern Association of Teachers of Japanese (2019)                                                                                                                             
  • “How to incorporate culture in Japanese language teaching” Presented at Southeastern Association of Teachers of Japanese (2017)