Sabbatical Leave Report
East Asian Languages and Societies | Japanese Studies | Language and Literacy Education
During the sabbatical in Fall 2016, I worked on the manuscript for an introductory Japanese language textbook and workbook, tentatively titled Japanese at Work, collaborating with Professors Mari Noda, Pat Wetzel, Ginger Marcus, and Stephen Luft. This performance-based instructional material assumes both intellectual understanding of structural elements (focus on form) and the need for multiple opportunities to experience the language in cultural context. The first four chapters have been drafted, a sample chapter has been submitted to a publisher, and the contract has been drafted for signatures.
I was also re-certified as an OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview) Tester. I continued to serve as the President of the Association of Teachers of Japanese in Oregon (ATJO) and received a grant from the Japan Foundation to offer workshops. Moreover, I wrote a book review and served as a reviewer for the Journal of Japanese Language and Literature.
Itomitsu, Masayuki, "Sabbatical Leave Report" (2017). Post-Grant Reports. Report. Submission 119.