B Arts, Dip Ed in ESL, M Arts, Dip in Computer Technology and Language Learning
Taeko Imura is Japanese Program coordinator at Nathan, in the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science at Griffith University. She convenes courses Japanese IIA, 2040LHS & 2043LHS; Japanese IIB, 2042LHS & 2045LHS; Japanese IIIA, 3040LHS; and also will convene Japanese for Professional purpose, 3533LHS; and Work Integrated Learning 3566LHS from 2018, one of the featured courses in the Bachelor of Languages and Linguistics at GU.
As a leading Japanese teacher, she has published papers in the field of second language acquisition, Blended Learning, Computer-assisted-language learning (CALL), Japanese popular culture and Anxiety in second language. She has received research and various curriculum development funds such as Japanese Government Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Ministry of Education & Science), QLD program for Japanese Education (QPJE), the Japan Foundation, as well as Griffith Grants for Learning and Teaching.
Fields of expertise
- Second Language Acquisition: Motivation and anxiety, oral proficiency
- Language teaching and learning
- Technology in language learning: blended and mobile learning
- Japanese popular culture and language learning
Current teaching areas
- Japanese language