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Asian Languages and Literatures, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Mako Koyama-Hartsfield

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information

Location: Herter335
Phone:(413) 545-4958
Email: mako at


Courses taught

Japanese 126 Intensive Elementary Japanese I
Japanese 246 Intensive Elementary Japanese II
Japanese 326 Intensive Intermediate Japanese I
Japanese 327 Intensive Intermediate Japanese II
Japanese 497B Contemporary Japanese I
Japanese 497D Contemporary Japanese II


MA, Columbia University


Mako Koyama-Hartsfield studied at the University of Kyoto, Japan and received her M.A. from Columbia University. She has taught Japanese as a second language at the University of Virginia and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst for over a decade at all levels of Japanese. Her teaching interests include second language acquisition of Japanese, Japanese language pedagogy, and Japanese linguistics.

Research Interests

Second language acquisition, Japanese language pedagogy, Japanese linguistics, heritage language.


Distinguished Teaching Award 2010-2011