Dr. Koji Arizumi

Japanese Instructor, Director of the Critical Languages Center

Degree: Doctor of Musical Arts, The University of Alabama, 1995

Dissertation: Assimilation of Western and Japanese Musical Aesthetics and Contemporary Flute Music by Japanese Composers

Special Interests: Modern Japanese Literature and Film, Computer Assisted Foreign Language Teaching, Western Flute

Telephone: 205-348-5059

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Ms. Chika Kobayashi

Japanese Instructor

Degree: Master of Arts in Asian Civilization: Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language, University of Iowa

Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language, Southeast Missouri State University

Special Interests: Listening to music, traveling (favorite trip was to Italy), plays piano, piccolo and accordion.


Mrs. Laurie Arizumi

Japanese Instructor, Japanese via Distance
Web Development for Online Arabic, Chinese, and Japanese

Degree: Master of Musicology with an Emphasis in Ethnomusicology, The Florida State University

Certificates: TESOL, The Florida State University

Distance Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Fulbright/Hays Scholar: Summer Japanese teaching program in the Japan Foundation, Urawa (Tokyo), Japan

Special Interests: Computer Assisted Foreign Language Teaching, Koto, Taiko, Celtic Harp, Sweep Rowing, Aikido