Yukiko Takahashi

Yukiko Takahashi

Academic preparation instructor and advisor, Kingspathways

Currently employed at Kingspathways, Chapman University

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    Born and raised in Japan, I speak Japanese as first language and English as second language. After serving as an English teacher at public schools in Japan for 13 years, I resided to the United States in 2004. Currently I teach Japanese in universities and colleges in California. English and Japanese education is my focus. To connect people who speak and learn these languages, I founded Noriko Foundation to nurture this education. I would like to meet and collaborate with many people who have the same goal and passion.


Academic preparation instructor and advisor

At Kingspathways

From June 2012 to Present
Guide, instruct and advice for academic skills and English proficiency for international students to study in American Universities.

Lecturer, Japanese program coordinator

At Chapman University

From February 2010 to Present
As program coordinator, develop new materials and curriculum of Japanese language classes. Explore new pedagogical methods both the program and the whole department through meetings and workshops. As lecturer, teach all the levels from beginner to advanced, including business Japanese.


At Long Beach City College

From August 2009 to June 2012
Teach Elementary Japanese language. Develop materials with technology.

Lecturer of Japanese language and culture

At Soka University, USA

From August 2009 to June 2010
Teach First and Second year Japanese (JPN1- 4). Explore Bilingual Japanese education.

Japanese instructor

At Mt. San Antonio College

From February 2007 to June 2010
Teach elementary and intermediate Japanese in regular semester and summer intensive course. Make listening materials for language lab.

English-Japanese freelance & translator

At CP Language Institute

From 2005 to 2008
* Translation English to Japanese (vice versa) for the following texts: Financial Documents (salary statements, tax statements, accounting settlement, etc) * Computer manuals (software system introduction, supervision and administration of data) * Financial Documents...
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Japanese instructor

At Beverly Hills Lingual Institute

From October 2006 to April 2007
Teach Japanese all the levels. Both group and private.

English teacher

At Oasa Higashi Junior High School

From April 1991 to July 2004
Teach English to students age 13-15. Promote English education as representative. Research and bring new methods. Provide bilingual classes (English only).

Hokkaido Education University, Sapporo

Bachelor's, secondary education, English focus

From April 1987 to March 1991
certificate for elementary education, English for junior high and high school.


  • Adult education
  • Curriculum Design
  • E-learning
  • ESL
  • Good organizational skills
  • Higher education
  • International education
  • Material Development
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