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Lisa Kobuke

Assistant Professor – Languages, Linguistics and Literature

Lisa Kobuke is an associate professor of Japanese language and literature at University of Hawai'i Kapi'olani Community College where she is the Japanese Language Program Coordinator. She received her B.A. and M.A. from University of Hawai'i at Mānoa in Japanese literature. She has been teaching Japanese language, culture, and literature for 20 years. For the past 14 years, she has been preparing students for study abroad in Japan in the Freeman Foundation Community College Study Abroad Scholarship Program, an intensive second language training and study abroad program for community college students. As a study abroad student herself, she has been passionate about preparing students for study abroad, assessing the gains in their language proficiency and intercultural skills, and guiding students to unpack and identify marketable skills gained from study abroad. She has worked with Dr. Dina Yoshimi in piloting the use of the STAMP 4S Proficiency Test in the assessment of students' language proficiency gains, collecting pre- and post- study abroad data for the Freeman Foundation Community College Study Abroad Scholarship Program.

Phone (808) 734-9732
(808) 734-9151 (fax)
Office Olapa 207
Education MA 1995, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Japanese Literature
Selected Publications

Kobuke, Lisa. (2013) Charting Self-Assessment on their Educational Journey for Beginning Japanese Students. Kondo-Brown, K., Brown, J.D., Tominaga, W. (Eds.) (2013). _Practical assessment tools for college _Japanese (pp. 148-154). Honolulu: University of Hawai'i, National Foreign Language Resource Center.

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