Faculty

Yuka Kumagai

Master Lecturer

Contact Information
E-mail: kumagai@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-3704
Office: THH 356A

 

Education

  • M.A. Japanese, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 8/1995

  • Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

    • Lecturer, University of Southern California, 1998-2011  
    • Part time Lecturer, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1996-1997   
    • Lecturer, Indiana University Bloomington, 06/1996-08/1996  

    Description of Research

    Summary Statement of Research Interests
    Japanese-Language Pedagogy on how to improve skills of learners in advanced level


    Service to the University

    Committees
    • Member, the Faculty Tenure and Privileges Appeals Committee, 2009-2010   
    • Member, EALC NTTF evaluation committee, 2008-2009   
    • Member, the Faculty Tenure and Privileges Appeals Committee, 2008-2009   
    • Member, the Faculty Tenure and Privileges Appeals Committee, 2007-2008   
    Other Service to the University
    • Advisor, USC Japanese Students Association (1998 - current), 1998-2010  

    Service to the Profession


    Conferences Organized
    • Organizer, USC Workshop for Teachers of Japanese, USC THH, Assessment-What, Why and How?, Spring 2011   
    • Organizer, USC Workshop for Teachers of Japanese, USC THH, Standards revisited, Spring 2010   
    • Organizer, USC Workshop for Teachers of Japanese, USC THH, Japanese Language Learning through Podcasting: Practice Based On Sociocultural Approach , Spring 2008   
    • Organizer, 2nd Japanese Language Workshop at USC, USC THH, The hands-on workshop on software "Language Partner" inviting the lecturer Masashi Kato from University of Washington. 20 participants from colleges and universities in Southern California., Spring 2007   
    • Organizer, USC Workshop for Teachers of Japanese, USC THH, The instructional use of digital video clips of naturalistic interactions , Spring 2005   

    Professional Memberships
    • American Council of Teaching Foreign Languages - ACTFL, 2009-  
    • Teachers of Japanese in Southern California, 1998-  
    • Association for Teachers of Japanese, 1994-  



  • Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
  • University of Southern California
  • Taper Hall 356
  • Los Angeles, California 90089-0357

  • All photos taken by Elissa L., Yulee Kim and Ka Wong