Machiko Bomberger

Senior Lecturer of Japanese

Photo: Machiko Bomberger

Phone: 505 277-4771
Fax: (505) 277-3599
Office: 351B

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 101 - 102 - Elementary Japanese
  • JAPN 201 - 202 - Intermediate Japanese
  • JAPN 301 - 302 - Advanced Japanese
  • JAPN 411 - Extensive Reading and Discussion