JANUARY 24 (THURSDAY) JAPAN
Communications Building 226
University of Washington
Michio Tsutsui, Adjunct Associate Professor of Japanese and Director, Technical Japanese Program, University of Washington
Professor Tsutsui established the UW Technical Japanese Program and has directed it since its inception in 1990. He received a B.S. in Naval Engineering from Osaka University, Japan, and worked several years for IBM Japan as a systems engineer. In 1984, Prof. Tsutsui earned a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. The next year he moved to MIT to set up the Japanese language program, which he directed until 1990. While at MIT, Prof. Tsutsui also participated in the establishment of the MIT Summer School in Technical Japanese for Computer Scientists and Electrical Engineers, where he taught for three years.
Prof. Tsutsui is a national leader in technical Japanese. He has written a number of articles on technical Japanese and teaching Japanese to engineers and scientists, given numerous presentations on these topics at national and international conferences, and organized workshops to promote collaboration among programs and individuals engaged in or interested in teaching technical Japanese. Prof. Tsutsui is also active in promoting the use of technology for foreign language learning. He leads several CALL (Computer-Assisted Language Learning) projects at the University of Washington, including Language Partner and Language Evaluator, and has organized several workshops on this subject.
Sponsored by the Department of Asian Languages and Literature.
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