Saori Nozaki

Saori Nozaki joins Yale as Lector in Japanese in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures. She received her master’s and Ph.D. in Japanese from the Ohio State University and Master of Curriculum and Instruction with emphasis on Teaching English to the Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from the University of Mississippi. She also holds American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL) Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) Tester full certification. Prior to Yale, Nozaki taught at Washington and Lee University, Hamilton College, and Cornell University.  

Nozaki’s research interests go in the field of Japanese linguistics, second language acquisition, and language pedagogy. Her recent research investigates the acquisition of Japanese lexicalization patterns of motion events by advanced-level English-speaking learners of Japanese and suggests how Japanese lexicalization patterns and expressions of motion events can be taught. Her teaching style is proficiency-oriented, and she is interested in developing effective content and task-based language instruction and technology-assisted language learning environment.