Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Formerly the Monterey Institute of International Studies

Naoko Matsuo

Assistant Professor/Language Studies Advisor

Professor Matsuo taught at Monterey Peninsula College, Robert Louis Stevenson School and Santa Catalina School.

Professor Matsuo taught English in Japan before coming to the U.S., and has been teaching at MIIS since 1992. She has also taught  at Monterey Peninsula College, Robert Louis Stevenson School and Santa Catalina School. She has published articles in Applied Language Learning, co-authored with Dr. Leo van Lier.

Professor Matsuo's current research interests include the use of technology in language teaching and development of Intercultural Competency component as part of the language requirement at the Institute. She has taken on the role of advising prospective and current students who have any issues related to language study for their graduate programs.

Expertise

Japanese language and culture, pedagogy, Japanese for business, current issues in Japanese media

Education

MA, TESOL, Monterey Institute of International Studies; BA, Linguistics, Nara Women's University, Japan

Course List

Courses offered in the past four years.
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JALA 8360 - Business Japanese I      

Fall 2014 - MIIS

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JALA 8482 - Close-Up Gendai      

Fall 2014 - MIIS

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JALA 8494 - IndvidualizdProjectsInJapanese      

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Fall 2013 - MIIS

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