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Haruko Stuart

Haruko Stuart

Teaching Fellow Japanese Programme
Member, Ako Aoteoroa Academy of Tertiary Teaching Excellence

BA in English Literature (Seisen Women's University, Tokyo, Japan)
PGDip in English Language Teaching (University of Auckland)
MA in Applied Linguistics (University of Waikato)

Office Arts 3S7
Tel +64 3 479 8383
Email haruko.stuart@otago.ac.nz

Teaching

JAPA 131 Introductory Japanese 1
JAPA 132 Introductory Japanese 2
JAPA 231 Intermediate Japanese
JAPA 233 Business and Professional Japanese

Haruko has been specializing in language teaching for more than two decades. Before joining our programme as a permanent teaching staff member in 2010, she had been teaching English at Waseda University in Tokyo. For more than 15 years, she has been devoting herself to help Otago students to understand Japanese language, culture and customs. Her classes are conducted in a relaxed atmosphere and are lively and fun while at the same time providing a challenging learning environment. Haruko aims for her students to achieve mastery over all required levels in Japanese language for those wishing to continue their academic and social careers in Japan. Many of her students successfully go on to work, study and live in Japan.

Awards

  • 2018 Certificate of Ambassador's Commendation (Embassy of Japan in New Zealand)
  • 2017 National Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2017 University of Otago Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2016 OUSA Summer School Teaching Award (top 10 teacher)
  • 2015 OUSA Teaching Award (top 10 teacher)
  • 2015 OUSA Summer School Teaching Award (Funniest Teacher)
  • 2014 OUSA Teaching Award (top 10 teacher)
  • 2013 OUSA Teaching Award (overall top teacher)
  • 2012 OUSA Teaching Award (top 10 teacher)
  • 2011 OUSA Teaching Award (top 10 teacher)
  • 2010 OUSA Teaching Award (top 10 teacher)

Nominations

  • 2018 OUSA Teaching Award Top 10 Teacher nominee
  • 2017 OUSA Teaching Award Top 10 Teacher nominee
  • 2016 OUSA Teaching Award Top 10 Teacher nominee
  • 2015 OUSA & Disability Information & Support Most Inclusive Teacher Award nominee
  • 2009 OUSA Teaching Award Top 10 Teacher nominee

Research

  • Second Language Teaching and Learning
  • Second Language Curriculum Evaluation
  • Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language
  • Corpus-Based Language Studies