Machiko Bomberger

Senior Lecturer of Japanese

Photo: Machiko Bomberger
Curriculum vitae
Office:  351B
Hours:  M W 3:00-4:00, T Th 3:15-4:00 (by appointment)

Research Area/s:

East Asian Studies,  Japanese


Personal Statement:

I have taught Japanese language with research interests in sociolinguistic and pragmatic competence development. The focus is set to overcome the difficulties of learning foreign sounds and the complexity of usage. I incorporate traditional and popular culture in teaching.

Educational History:

M.A., in Japanese Pedagogy, Columbia University

B.A., in Japanese Literature, Keio University (Tokyo)

Research Interests:

  • Sociolinguistic competence in second language acquisition.
  • Pragmatic competence in oral proficiency.

Teaching Interests:

  • Oral fluency training with meta-cognitive approach
  • Introducing a root of Japanese mentality through language used in folk tales and annual events

Representative Courses:

  • JAPN 111 - 112 - First Year Japanese
  • JAPN 201 - 202 - Second Year Japanese
  • JAPN 301 - 302 - Third Year Japanese
  • JAPN 401 - Advanced Japanese 1 / Short story Reading / JLPT 3 Preparation
  • JAPN 402- Advanced Japanese 2 /  JLPT 2 Preparation