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AYA SAKAI Last modified date:2019.04.19

Associate Professor / The International Student Center

Academic Degree
Doctor of Intercultural Education
Field of Specialization
Japanese Education, Intercultural Education
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Outline Activities
【Educational Activities】
I have been teaching Japanese language to foreign students and business people, as well as intercultural understanding to both foreign students and Japanese students thus far.
I am interested in helping build good relationships, especially friendships, between foreign students and Japanese students.
My educational interests are as follows:
・casual conversational Japanese language education for university students whose Japanese levels are intermediate
・intercultural activities, such as those that promote intercultural understanding and project work for foreign students and Japanese students
Also I had been working as a career consultant. I have national qualifications as a 2nd level certified skilled professional for career consulting.

【Research Activities】
My research activities are connected with my educational activities.
I always strive to make use of research results in my educational practice.
My current research activities are as follows:
・research on casual conversational Japanese language
・research on career support and self-efficacy
Research Interests
  • Career Choices of International Students using Their Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy and Japanese Language Teachers’ Career Support
    keyword : career decision-making self-efficacy, career support, Japanese language teacher
  • Designing a Casual Conversational Japanese Language Class
    keyword : casual conversational Japanese, materials development
Academic Activities
1. Japanese Training Courses(JTCs).
1. Aya SAKAI, Analyzing the Factors that Make Matsunojo(神田松之丞)’s Makura Captivating: Nurturing Imagination and the Possibility of Application to Education, 日本語教育実践研究, 6, 11-27, 2018.11.
Works, Software and Database
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