Yuki Togawa Gergotz

Full-time Lecturer of Japanese


Guilford B01

Other Information

Degree: M.A Carnegie Mellon University

Education: Carnegie Mellon University

Yuki Togawa was born in Osaka, Japan. After graduating from Akita International University in Akita, Japan, with a B.A. in Liberal Arts: Transnational Global Studies and a Minor in Japanese Language Teaching for Foreigners, she moved to the United States to pursue her studies and career as a Japanese language teacher in 2013.

Yuki joined the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures in August 2015, after receiving her M.A. in Applied Second Language Acquisition from Carnegie Mellon University in May of the same year. She currently teaches first and second year Japanese language courses.

Yuki is also an active member of the American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ) and the Ohio Association of Teachers of Japanese (OATJ).

In November 2016, Yuki was invited to attend the Japan Foundation (JF) – AATJ Leadership Workshop during the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Fall Convention in Boston. With 13 other participants throughout the nation, Yuki worked to build local, regional, and national-wide networks of Japanese language educators in order to develop more sophisticated advocacy projects and techniques for foreign language education as well as Japanese language.

Courses Taught:

  • JAPN101: Elementary Japanese I
  • JAPN201: Intermediate Japanese I
  • JAPN202: Intermediate Japanese II