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Dr. Makiko Fukuda is a senior lecturer and coordinator of the Japanese program at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She completed her Ph.D. at Purdue University in 2009, specializing in Japanese Pedagogy and Applied Linguistics. Her research interests are adult second language learners’ oral language and literacy development, and acquisition of intercultural competency.

In 2015, she received the Sawtelle Teaching Innovation Grant from UTSA to research the effect of online books on oral reading fluency. Her publications include “Dynamic processes of speech development by seven adult learners of Japanese in a domestic immersion context" (Foreign Language Annals, 2015).

Recently she is studying how to improve students’ intercultural competency in or outside of the U.S. and she is examining the effect of study abroad programs on intercultural competency. While she teaches at UTSA, she also served as president of the Japanese Teachers Association in Texas in 2018 and the Japan America Society of San Antonio in 2014.

Recent Courses

JPN 1024 - Elementary Japanese II

JPN 2023 - Intermediate Japanese II

JPN 3023 - Advanced Language Skills (Japanese)

JPN 3053 - Business Japanese

JPN 4213 - Topics: Japanese Culture

JNP 3113- Film Studies: Japanese

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University of Texas at San Antonio

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