Takako Yoshimitsu

Last Updated :2022/08/01

Affiliations, Positions
Institute for Foreign Language Research and Education, Associate Professor
E-mail
yoshimitsuhiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
I started learning German because I happened to pass the German language department, but I went to Germany twice when I was an undergraduate student. I have been interested in German education since my undergraduate years, and when I was a graduate student, I took a half-year German teacher training course at Goethe-Institut in Munich. I came to Hiroshima University after working at the Goethe-Institut Osaka for 7 years. I'm still having a lot of fun and difficulty of teaching German.I want everyone who studies German at Hiroshima University to not only learn German and German culture, history, and society, but also improve their reading and communication skills in Japanese and foreign languages.

Basic Information

Academic Degrees

  • Master, Osaka University of Foreign Studies

Research Fields

  • Humanities;Linguistics;Foreign language education

Research Keywords

  • German as Foreign Language
  • Learning Strategies
  • Language Education Policy
  • Development of Curricula

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • Japanische Gesellschaft fuer Germanistik
  • Verband der Deutschlehrenden in Japan

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, Basic German I
  2. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, Basic German I
  3. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, Basic German II
  4. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, Basic German II
  5. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 3Term, Basic German III
  6. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 3Term, Basic German III
  7. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 4Term, Basic German IV
  8. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 4Term, Basic German IV
  9. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Advanced Communication in German IB
  10. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Advanced Communication in German IIB
  11. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Advanced Communication in German IIIB
  12. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Advanced Communication in German IVB
  13. 2022, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Advanced Seminar In German Reading Comprehension

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Integration Courses for Migrants and Refugees in Germany under the Coronavirus Pandemic, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 199-209, 20220301
  2. The Curriculum and Textbooks of the Orientation Course for Migrants and Refugees in Germany, HIroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 95-110, 20200301
  3. The Basic Concepts and Reality of the Integration Course for Migrants and Refugees in Germany, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 29-43, 20190301
  4. Using the Movie "Im Labyrinth des Schweigens" in an Intermediate Class, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 199-214, 20180301
  5. Effects of Films in German Lessons, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 307-319, 20170301
  6. Evaluation of the Orientation Phase for First-year Students at Universities in Austria, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 181-193, 20160301
  7. Reforms at Universities in Austria and the Orientation Phase for First-year Students, Hiroshima Studies in Launguage and Language Education, 18, 99-112, 2015
  8. Language Policy of Switzerland and German Classes at a High School in Canton Ticino, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 16, 261-272, 20130301
  9. German Tests of University Entrance Examinations in Korea and Japan, 117-129, 20110301
  10. German Lessons in the High Schools of Korea, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 111-127, 20100301
  11. Research Notes: Comperisons between Japanese and Korean Learners of German, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 187-200, 20090301
  12. A Quantitative Comperison of the Vocabulary in Japanese and Korean German Textbooks, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 153-166, 20080301
  13. ★, The Practice and Effects of Learning with Pair Work in German Classes, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 169-195, 20070331
  14. ★, Language Learning Games for German Class:Practice and Effects, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 77-99, 20060331
  15. ★, Unterrichtsanalyse in Japan. Beitrag zu einem Forschungsprojekt an der Saga Universitaet, Studien Verlag. Paedagogische Interaktion und interkulturelles Lernen im Deutschunterrich, 94-109, 20020401
  16. EINFUHRUNG(Lernen mit alten und neuen Medien-Zur Entwicklung regionaler Lehrmaterialien und technologiegestutzter Konzepte), 20060315
  17. Language Larning Games for German Class : Practice and Effects, Hiroshima studies in language and language education, 77-99, 2006
  18. A quantitative comparison of the vocabulary in Japanese and Korean German textbooks, Hiroshima studies in language and language education, 153-166, 2008
  19. Comparisons between Japanese and Korean learners of German, Hiroshima studies in language and language education, 187-200, 2009
  20. German lessons in the high schools of Korea, Hiroshima studies in language and language education, 111-127, 2010
  21. Language Policy of Switzerland and German Classes at a High School in Canton Ticino, 261-272, 2013
  22. Reforms at Universities in Austria and the Orientation Phase for First-year Students, 99-111, 2015
  23. German tests of university entrance examinations in Korea and Japan, Hiroshima studies in language and language education, 117-129, 2011

Publications such as books

  1. 2021/03/25, Language Education under the Coronavirus Pandemic, Keisuisha, 2021, 03, Scholarly Book, Joint work, 978-4863275539, 340, 228-266
  2. 2020/02, Farbkasten Deutsch 2 plus, Textbook of German for Intermediate Lerner, Sanshusha, 2020, 02, Textbook, Joint work, Takako Yoshimitsu/Mayuami Itayama/Ursula Shioji/Yuko Motokawa, 978-4-384-13100-0 C1084, 119
  3. 2020/02, Farbkasten Deutsch 1 plus, Textbook of German Language for Beginners, Sanshusha, 2020, 02, Textbook, Joint work, Takako Yoshimitsu/Mayumi Itayama/Urusla Shioji/Yuko Motokawa, 978-4-384-12303-6 C1084, 151

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Deutsch als Fremdsprache an japanischen Hochschulen, 100 Jahre Japanologie Universitaet Hamburg, 2014/12/09, With Invitation, Japanese, Universitaet Hamburg, Asien-Afrika-Institut, Abteilung fuer Sprache und Kultur Japans