Senior Lecturer in East Asian Studies


Atsuko Suga Borgmann received her Master’s degree in Asian Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is currently a doctoral student in Urban Education concentrating on Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She taught Japanese language and culture at UWM for twenty years and as Senior Lecturer, coordinated the Japanese program and developed the curriculum for undergraduate courses. Her major research interests lie in language pedagogy and in particular, multimodal learning and teaching and their impact on language acquisition. Further interests include integrating technology into language pedagogy and content-based and task-based instruction. Atsuko teaches all levels of Japanese and has taught online Business Japanese and culture courses. She holds full Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) Tester certification from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

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