Assistant Professor of Japanese
Japanese Language Program Coordinator
EDUCATION AND DEGREE(S)
- PhD in Linguistics, University of Hawaii at Manoa
- Japanese language pedagogy (curriculum standardizations, curriculum design, content-based instruction, literature in L2, collaborative learning)
- Academic Japanese
- Discourse analysis of Japanese contemporary literature
Dr. Koyama is a Japanese linguist and a pedagogy specialist with extensive teaching experience in JSL & JFL. Prior to her appointment at UCD, she designed and established a Japanese language major at Temple University Japan Campus in 2010.
(October, 2019). Konnichiwa! Let’s Learn Japanese, Vol. 1. Tokyo, Japan: Japanime.
RECENT PUBLICATIONS (SELECTED)
- Koyama, N. 2020. Challenges and Gains through Internships in Japan. Applied Language Learning.
- Koyama, N. 2018. Characteristics of a conclusion: Global vs. local conclusions in literature summary reports by JSL college students. Japanese Language and Literature, vol.52, 1, pp.57-81.
- Koyama, N. 2017. Imitating to Write: Reflections on Using a Model Summary Report in a Literature Seminar for JSL Students. OnCUE Journal, vol.10, 1, pp.39-53.
- Koyama, N. 2016. Emergence of critical reading in L2 literature seminars—Applications of discourse analysis in language pedagogy. Japanese Language and Literature, vol.50, 1, pp.1-24.
- Koyama, N. 2016. Introduction to a dubbing activity for a college first-year Japanese language course. Applied Language Learning, vol.26, 2, pp.69-86.
Getting to Know Japanese Language and Culture (Japanese Language Video with Sketches) in collaboration with Japan Foundation and Yoshimoto Kogyo in Japan (with Professors Yuko Kato and Junko Hatanaka)
- UC Davis Academic Senate Travel Grant (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
- UCD Faculty Development Award (2015-2016)
- UCD Small Grants in Aid of Research (2015-2017, 2016-2018, 2017-2019, 2018-2020, 2019-2021)