Shizuka SAKURAI Associate Professor
|Fields||Second Language Acquisition, Teaching English as a Foreign Language|
Shizuka Sakurai has lived in various parts of Japan, America, and New Zealand, giving her a range of cultural experiences. She obtained her PhD in linguistics from Michigan State University (U.S.) and has taught at a number of universities in Japan and abroad. She is an active member of several academic societies such as JACET and has a variety of research interests, including teaching methodology to improve listening and note-taking skills. At Tohoku University, Dr. Sakurai works with her colleagues to create and update English teaching materials, and also has administrative roles. She hopes that her experiences and lessons can help students here broaden their horizons and that students will be encouraged to study more and branch out into the world.