Areas of Expertise

Japanese Pedagogy, Linguistics, Active Learning.


Chiho Okada is the Oral Proficiency Tester of Japanese certified by American Council on the Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Her 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

Okada, C. (2019). Personality and the Learning Effect of Jigsaw Method Discussion. 30th JASLA Forum (pp. 85-86), Bonjinsha.


  • M.Ed. in Japanese Pedagogy, Yokohama National University
  • M.Ed. in TESOL, Temple University
  • B.A. in Mathematics, California State University, San Bernardino

Previous Appointments

  • Temple University, Japan Campus (2004-Present)
  • 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
  • Academic Japanese Group
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages