I came to the UK in 1999 as a teaching fellow of Japanese at Durham University. Although the initial plan was to stay in the UK for two years, I now see this country as my second home. I joined the University of Birmingham in 2003 and have been teaching Japanese to students at all levels.
I am currently Japanese Language Coordinator. I also act as Coordinator of the Internship Programme in Japan.
BA in Languages (Japanese Language Teaching), International Christian University, Tokyo
MA in Education (English Language Teaching), International Christian University, Tokyo
I teach Japanese language on the BA programme at all levels (first-, second- and final-year) as well as the evening course which is open to public. My current interests are: Advanced Reading and Writing, Kanji (Japanese Chinese character) teaching.
Undergraduate modules taught (Japanese as ‘Minor’)
Intensive Ab Initio Japanese I & II
Intensive Ab Initio Japanese I & II Reading and Writing
Intensive Ab Initio Japanese II & IV
Intensive Ab Initio Japanese II & IV Reading and Writing
Intensive Japanese V & VI Reading and Writing
Undergraduate modules taught (Japanese as ‘Module Outside Main Discipline’)
Member of the Editorial Board for BATJ* Journal (2003-2005, 2007- 2012).
BATJ* Web Manager (2006-2010)
University College London (current)
Kent University (current)
*The British Association of Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language
J.Ogawa, F. Enokida and R. McNab, Easy Learning Japanese (Audio Course) Harper Collins, May 2009
J. Ogawa, How can teachers make input more comprehensible? An analysis of strategy use and listening performance in Japanese as a foreign language, in BATJ Journal 6, 2004