Herter Hall 335

Office Hours

  • Thursday, 1pm - 3pm


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 Areas

  • Second language acquisition
  • Japanese language pedagogy
  • Japanese linguistics
  • Heritage language

Awards and Accolades

Distinguished Teaching Award 2010-2011, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Courses Recently 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