|1 Yohey Arakawa: Brief Biography|
Born in downsouth Tokyo.
BA in French, Rikkyo (St. Paul's) University, Tokyo.
Began his career of teaching Japanese as a foreign language at a small school in central Tokyo.
Teaching Assistant of Japanese, Asia Pacific Studies Institute, Duke University, NC.
MA in Teaching Foreign Languages, School of Education, New York University.
同大学成人教育部 外国語科 日本語非常勤講師。
Part-time lecturer of Japanese, School of Continuing Education, NYU.
Full-time Lecturer of The Japan Foundation Japanese Language Institute, Urawa.
Chief Advisory Lecturer of The Japan Foundation Sydney Language Centre.
Reinstatement of The Japan Foundation Japanese Language Institute, Urawa
Part-time Lecturer of School of Foreign Languages, Dokkyo University, Saitama.
短期留学プログラム (ISEPTUFS) 日本語教育担当。
Associate Professor of Japanese, International Students Education Program, Tokyo
University of Foreign Studies.
|2002年||同大学院地域文化研究科 言語応用専攻 日本語教育学専修コース 助教授（兼担）。
Associate Professor of Japanese, Graduate School of Area/Cultural Studies, TUFS (concurrent post).
|2006年||同大学同センター 日本語教育予備教育課程 担当
Started teaching at Government Sponsored Students for Undergraduate Studies.
|2007年||同大学同センター 外国教育施設日本語指導教員派遣事業 (REX)研修担当 准教授。
Program Chair of Predeparture Course of Regional and Educational Exchanges for
Guest Lecturer of Semantics, Graduate School of Foreign Languages, Dokkyo University.
Sabbatical Leave for 6 months.
SSWP (Short Stay Winter Program) 日本語担当者。
Re-started teaching at Government Sponsored Students for Undergraduate Studies.
Guest Lecturer of Cognitive Linguistics, Graduate School of Intercultural Communication, St. Paul's (Rikkyo) University.
Guest Lecturer of Cognitive Linguistics, Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Ochanomizu University.
Yohey Arakawa is an associate professor of Modern Japanese at the Japanese Language Center for International Students, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS). He holds the BA from St. Paul's (Rikkyo) University and the MA from New York Univertiy. His educational career originates from a small private school of the Japanese language at down south of Tokyo in 1986, after one of his "fatal" depressions (that time his first, long novel was easily turned down at one certain contest)., reluctantly admitting lack of his talent as a creative writer/novelist.
However, in responding to never-looked-for good evaluation from learners toward his awkward ways of teaching, he made up his mind to chase that career, teaching Japanese to speakers of other languages. After a year, he began to teach Japanese at Asia/Pacific Studies Institute of Duke University (Durham, NC), which lasted until summer 1988. This experience clarified him necessity to gain theories and practical knowledge of teaching/learning foreign languages.
In its wake, he started to study at NYU in 1991 and majored in foreign language teaching at NYU School of Education, as well as teaching Japanese at NYU School of Continuing Education. In Manhattan he encountered some ideas of Cognitive Linguistics and thought to apply them to teaching and learning foreign languages.
After coming back to Japan, he was employed as a full time teacher trainer at The Japan Foundation Japanese Language Institute, Urawa. He served there for seven years including his service as a chief advisory lecturer at The Japan Foundation Sydney Language Centre from 1994 to 1996. His first teaching at a university in Japan was at Dokkyo University in Saitama in 1998, when he also continued his profession at The Japan Foundation.
As a specialist of teaching Japanese to English speakers, he received an offer of his present position. His first work at TUFS was to run a program for short term exchange students called ISEP (International Student Exchange Program) . He taught Japanese and Cognitive Linguistics for international students (1999 - 2006). He then started to teach TJSOL Materials at TUFS Graduate School of Area and Cultural Studies as his second service as teacher training. After being engaged in his third-time teacher education program for Japanese school teachers to teach Japanese at the States, Australia, New Zealand, Korea and France, for the chair of the pre-departure program of REX (Regional and Exchanges for Mutual Understanding) under the auspices of Ministry of Education, Culture, Science Sports and Technology. Currently (as of June 2013) he is now teaching Japanese to governmente-sponsored pre-undergraduate students from Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore and Viet Nam and is teaching Language Auditing to Japanese students at GLIP (Global Linkage Initiative Program), TUFS. He also gives lectures of Cognitive Linguistics at two graduate schools in Tokyo, St. Paul's and Ochanomizu University.