Eastern Michigan University
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Motoko Tabuse


Motoko Tabuse 318 Alexander




Ph.D. World Language Studies, Ohio State University

Interests and Expertise

Motoko Tabuse is a full professor in the Department in World Languages at Eastern Michigan University. She received her Ph. D. in Foreign Language Studies at The Ohio State University. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate level Japanese language courses with special focus on Business Japanese language education.
She is a Past-President of the American Association of Teachers of Japanese, and Chief Reader of the AP Japanese Language and Culture Examination through 2018, World Languages Consultant of the College Board, and Teacher Certification World Languages SPA program reviewer of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), formerly known as NCATE. She is a frequent presenter, including professional development workshops and keynote addresses, at academic conferences throughout the world and has published many articles, and offered Business Japanese as an AATJ JOINT online course.  Beginning September 2018 she will be the Director of Summer Japanese School at Middlebury College in Vermont.
Her professional goals include continuing to work toward securing funding, increasing visibility of Japanese studies through promotion and advocacy, and nurturing future leaders to carry on the mission.  Her belief is that enhanced communication will promote diversity and acceptance and understanding of world cultures.

The Department of World Languages is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold