Waka Tominaga


Assistant Professor / Languages, Linguistics and Literature

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Courses Taught

JPN 101: Elementary Japanese I
JPN 102: Elementary Japanese II
JPN 201: Intermediate Japanese I
JPN 202: Intermediate Japanese II
JPN 290: Japanese Language and Culture Through Application


Tominaga, W. (2017). Assessing interactional competence: Storytelling in the Japanese oral proficiency interview. In M. Ishida, Y. Tateyama & T. Greer (Eds.), Interactional competence in Japanese as an additional language, the 4th volume of Pragmatics & Interaction (pp. 211-249). Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai’i, National Foreign Language Resource Center.

Tominaga, W. (2013). The development of extended turns and storytelling in the Japanese oral proficiency interview. In S. J. Ross & G. Kasper (Eds.), Assessing Second Language Pragmatics (pp. 220-257). Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.


FS Budget Committee, Board member
Hawaiʻi Association of Teachers of Japanese

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