Hisae Fujiwara

Hisae FujiwaraAssistant Professor of Japanese
Director of the Japanese Language Program
Undergraduate Advising Head for the Japanese Language Program

Research Interests

Vocabulary acquisition in Japanese as a foreign language
Kanji acquisition for students with alphabet-language backgrounds
Using strategies for reading Japanese as a foreign language
Content based instruction


Carnegie-Mellon University, PhD
University of Iowa, MA
University of Iowa, MA

Select Publications

Fujiwara, Hisae. "Teaching Japanese: Broadening Horizons through Learning Languages." Rev. of Nihongo o Oshieru: Kotoba wa Sekai wo Hirogeru, by Noriko Hirota. Journal of the Association of Teachers of Japanese. Japanese Language and Literature vol. 45 of 1 2011: 119-122.

Select Courses Taught

JAPN 10a: Beginning Japanese
JAPN 20b: Continuing Japanese
JAPN 120a: Readings in Contemporary Japanese Literature
JAPN 120b: Readings in Modern Japanese Literature
EL 94a: Experiential Learning Practicum

Affiliated Departments/Programs

East Asian Studies