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Dr. Hamako Furuhata-Turner Japanese
Dr. Hamako Furuhata-Turner Japanese

Dr. Hamako Furuhata-Turner

Professor of Japanese

I use a communicative approach. I also utilize several multimedia instruments for enhancing students’ language skills and for drawing their interest.

Education

B.A., American Studies, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Japan
M.A., Political Science, Western Michigan University
Ph.D., Education, University of Idaho

Teaching Japanese

I was interested in foreign language education and the second language acquisition, which are perfect for teaching Japanese.

Professional Accomplishments

I created the teacher licensure program in Japanese for the state of Ohio several years ago with the cooperation of colleagues in my department. We currently have several students who have pursued or are pursuing the licensure in Japanese.

Teaching Style

I use a communicative approach. I also utilize several multimedia instruments for enhancing students’ language skills and for drawing their interest. I construct creative classroom activities for students so that they can learn the language with excitement.

Former Students

It is very exciting when former students contact me after graduating and tell me what they are doing in their careers.

KHIC

The Kolenbrander-Harter Information Center (KHIC) is my favorite building on campus. I like the post-modern architectural style, and my office is also located where I can view the Campus Lakes.

A Unique Campus

Mount Union offers a beautiful campus, small class sizes and frequent interaction with faculty and staff.

Preparing Students

Our curriculum incorporates classes into internship opportunities, community service and study abroad experiences to train students for work in the real world.