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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)

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

Teaching
JAPA131 Introductory Japanese 1
JAPA132 Introductory Japanese 2
JAPA231 Intermediate Japanese
JAPA233 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