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Yoshiko Mori


Associate Professor, Department of East Asian Languages ​​and Cultures, Georgetown University, and Director of the Japanese Language Program. After graduating from Nanzan Junior College, Department of English, and Nanzan University, Department of English and American Studies, she worked as a high school English teacher in Aichi Prefecture and Tokyo. She then went to the United States and obtained a master's degree from the Graduate School of Linguistics at Ohio University and a PhD from the Graduate School of Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her specialty is second language acquisition from a psychological perspective.

(Updated October 2012)


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After the 20th Mexican Joint Training Seminar for Japanese Language Teachers - Part 2

Nov. 14, 2012 • Yoshiko Mori

Part 1>> What makes children who grow up in a multilingual environment different from the first generation is that they are unique individuals who combine multiple languages ​​and cultures. Both languages ​​and cultures, Japanese and Spanish, are a part of them. Therefore, it is unreasonable to view second and subsequent generations of children as having a binary identity, such as Japanese or Mexican, which is common among first generation children. I think that children who grow up in a multilingual …

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After the 20th Mexican Joint Training Seminar for Japanese Language Teachers - Part 1

Nov. 7, 2012 • Yoshiko Mori

Invited by JICA and the Japan-Mexico Association, we participated in the 20th Mexico Japanese Language Teachers Joint Training Seminar for two days from October 29th to 30th, 2011. On the 28th, the day before the training session, we visited the Japanese-Mexico Academy and Chuo Gakuen, where we observed the children who will lead Mexican society in the future as they enthusiastically studied Japanese and the efforts of the school staff who support them.I had almost no prior knowledge about the …

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