YASUKO RALLINGS

YASUKO RALLINGS
Associate Professor of the Practice
Wright Family Faculty Fellow

C48F7314

Telephone: (336) 758-1999
Office: 006 Carswell Hall

Email: takatay@wfu.edu
Homepage: http://www.wfu.edu/~takatay

CURRICULUM VITAE 

CURRICULUM VITAE

B.A. -English, Seinan Gakuin University, Fukuoka, Japan, 1990

M.A. -Applied Linguistics, Ohio University, Athens, OH, 1996

I came to Wake Forest in 1998 and have taught Japanese language courses at all levels as well as courses on Japanese culture. My areas of interest are second language acquisition, foreign language pedagogy, and curriculum development. I love teaching and try to keep current in my field through active involvement in a number of professional organizations. I also strive to enhance the cultural experience of students in our program and regularly organize events for them to learn about various aspects of Japanese culture.

COURSES TAUGHT

COURSES TAUGHT

JPN101 Elementary Japanese I

JPN102 Elementary Japanese II

JPN153 Intermediate Japanese I

JPN201 Intermediate Japanese II

JPN220 Advanced Japanese I

JPN230 Advanced Japanese II

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Examining Cultural Diversity in Advanced Japanese, in the Proceedings of the Southeastern Association of Teachers of Japanese Annual Conference (2015)

Oral Performance Test as a Formative Assessment in an Intermediate-Level College Japanese Language Course, in K. Kondo-Brown, J. D. Brown & W. Tominaga (Eds.), Practical assessment tools for college Japanese.  Honolulu: University of Hawai’i, National Foreign Language Resource Center (2013)

Interview Project for Japanese Learners. CALPER Pedagogical Materials: Project Work. (2011)

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Professional positions:

Executive Board Member (Second Vice President, 2013-2014; First Vice President, 2014-2015; President, 2015-2016; Past President, 2016-2017), Foreign Language Association of North Carolina

USA Southeastern Region Co-Chair, Japanese Global Articulation Project (J-GAP)

Fall Conference Co-Director, American Association of Teachers of Japanese, 2013-2014

Conference Chair, The 24th Annual Southeastern Association of Teachers of Japanese Conference, March 2009

President, Southeastern Association of Teachers of Japanese, March 2009-April 2010

Supervisor, Japan Outreach Initiative at Wake Forest University, August 2009 – July 2011

Program Director, Promoting Japan through Bunraku, March 2011

Adviser, WFU Japanese Studies Club

Recent presentations:

Examining Cultural Diversity in Advanced Japanese, Southeastern Association of Teachers of Japanese Annual Conference, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, March 2015

Dynamic Assessment as a Formative Assessment for Oral Proficiency, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX, November 2014

Developing Language-Focused Tasks in Content-Based Instruction, presented with Noriko Fujioka-Ito, the 47th American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Conference, Orlando, FL, November 2013

Dynamic Assessment for Oral Performance Tests in Elementary and Intermediate Japanese, American Association of Teachers of Japanese Spring Conference, San Diego, CA, March 2013

 Assessment of Learning Outcomes for the Japanese Major Program, presented with Marc Yamada, Southeastern Association of Teachers of Japanese Conference, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, March 2013

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