Director and Teaching Professor of the Japanese Program
Professor Ken-ichi Miura is the Director of the Japanese Program since 2006.
Prior to join F&M, Professor Miura taught Japanese at Northwestern University, Harvard University and Temple University. He also instructed Japanese at Middlebury Summer School for over twenty years.
He is an OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview) trainer of the Japanese language for ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages), and regularly conducts workshops for prospective certified OPI testers. He also tests Japanese language proficiency for US government organizations.
Professor Miura also serves as the co-president of Proficiency Assessment Special Interest Group in ATJ (Association of Teachers of Japanese).
Professor Miura delivered the keynote speech at several conferences. In 2018, he presented the keynote speech entitled “A Room with a View: Japanese Language Education and Learners’ Proficiency through Connections” at the Conference of South East Association of Teachers of Japanese.
He is currently co-authoring two publications entitled New Edition of Introduction to Japanese OPI, and Japanese Language Education through Proficiency-Based Instruction, both expected to be published in 2019.
JPN 201, 202 Intermediate Japanese I and II
JPN 301, 302 Upper Intermediate Japanese I and II
JPN 401, 402 Upper Intermediate Japanese III and IV
Tutorials at more advanced levels.