The Japanese Language Program

A teacher learning over a student on a computer instructing her Welcome to the website of the Japanese Language Program at Amherst College. My name is Wako Tawa(多和わ子)and I am the Director of the Japanese Language Program of Amherst College. At Amherst, we teach Japanese in a unique way, which is called the stage-step method, using the textbook series The Japanese Stage-Step Course. Our teaching philosophy and course offerings can be found on this home page, but if you have further questions, please do not hesitate to e-mail me at wtawa@amherst.edu. I would be happy to answer any questions you might have. I would first like to introduce the teaching staff in the program.

Individual Department Contacts

Fumiko U. Brown

Senior Lecturer in Japanese

115 Webster Hall
Ikumi Kayama

Ikumi Kayama

Senior Lecturer in Japanese

113 Webster Hall
Kozue Miyama

Kozue Miyama

Senior Lecturer in Japanese

111 Webster Hall

Hitomi Sovjani

Language Assistant in Japanese

Webster Hall

Acknowledgment

The Japanese Language Program of Amherst College deeply appreciates the warm support of the members of the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the administrators of Amherst College. Our heartfelt gratitude belongs to the Board members of the Shoyu Club of Tokyo, Japan, who have provided us with their generous support of the Japanese Language Program over the years. We also wish to thank the Kasumi Kaikan for providing the Amherst College library as well as the department reading room with valuable book collections and the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations with teaching and research materials for the faculty members of the department.

If you have any questions concerning the Japanese Language Program, please do not hesitate to contact the Director of the Program at the following address:

Wako Tawa

108 Webster Hall
Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations
Amherst College
P.O. BOX 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Telephones
(413) 542-7919 (direct line)
(413) 542-5841 (department)
(413) 542-8426 (fax)

e-mailwtawa@amherst.edu