Areas of Expertise

Japanese Pedagogy, Linguistics, Active Learning.

Teaching Interests

Active Learning, the assessment of oral skills
I am an ACTFL OPI Tester of Japanese


Chiho Okada's research focuses on active learning. She is particularly interested in collaborative learning such as Jigsaw Method. Her current research includes relationship between the second language acquisition through active learning and the learner’s personality.

Representative Publications

岡田千帆 (2022).「ジグソー法を用いた日本語学習者の議論深化の探求-学習者の性格に注目して-」『言語習得と日本語教育=Language Acquisition and Japanese Language Education』2, 22-43. 
Okada, C. (2019). Personality and the Learning Effect of Jigsaw Method Discussion. 30th JASLA Forum, 85-86, Bonjinsha.


  • MEd in Japanese Pedagogy, Yokohama National University
  • MEd in TESOL, Temple University
  • BA in Mathematics, California State University, San Bernardino

Previous Appointments

  • Guest Lecture for the Undergraduate students majoring in Japanese Pedagogy at Yokohama National University (2021)
  • Summer Program at Musashino University (2018)
  • Academic support for foreign children at Ushioda Elementary School (2018 – 2020)

Professional Associations

  • The Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language 日本語教育学会
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages