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Taeko Imura is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science at Griffith University, where she teaches Japanese language. In 2018 she was awarded Griffith Award for Excellence in Teaching (GAET) and prestigious Vice Chancellor's Griffith Teacher of the Year. In 2020, she has been recognised as one of Australia's most exceptional university teachers and awarded a Citation for outstanding contribution to student learning from Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT). She received her PhD in Applied Linguistics, PostGrad Diploma in Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and Master of Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation (MAJIT) from the University of Queensland. She has extensive experiences in teaching Japanese at primary (in SA), secondary (in WA) and tertiary (in WA) levels after she moved to Australia in 1985. She has been involved in international research projects and other projects based in Queensland and the university. She has a long-standing interest in second language acquisition (SLA), language proficiency test, motivation and foreign language anxiety. Her recent work focuses on Japanese popular culture and Japanese learners, mobile learning and blended learning and teaching. She incorporates technology in teaching to engage students for active and creative learning.
- Bachelor of ArtsTamagawa University, Japan
- Diploma of EducationTamagawa University, Japan
- Master of Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation (MAJIT)The University of Queensland, Australia
- PostGrad Diploma in Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL)The University of Queensland, Australia
- PhD in Applied LinguisticsThe University of Queensland, Australia
- JapaneseCan read, write, speak, understand and peer review