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University of Pittsburgh


Sachiko Takabatake Howard

Assistant Instructor, Japanese language




Office Location

110C Old Engineering Hall
Phone: 412-624-5574
Fax: 412-624-3458

Office Hours

Spring 2015: Monday 11-12:15; Friday 11:30-12:15 and by appointment


  • MA, 1991, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA, Major: TESOL
  • BA, 1982, International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan, Major: Linguistics


  • Teaching the Japanese language: From the novice level to superior level, I enjoy every aspect of teaching the language, except giving grades. Teaching ACT classes is especially fun and rewarding.
  • Cooking: It's amazing that I cook every day and I don't get tired of it.
  • Learning from the kids: Listening to what they have to say gives me such a variety of feelings and reactions. Usually nice ones, really.
  • Summer Intensive Courses Summer Intensive Japanese classes have been a good experience. Students work so hard and learn so much in just 10 weeks. For a number of years I have had enthusiastic students who have many questions about various aspects of the language, which makes me analyze and appreciate the Japanese language more. Summer classes also enjoy fun activities such as field trips, parties, and Japanese movies!

Intensive Second Year Japanese 2011 (JPNSE 1062)

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1062 Intensive Japanese 2

1061 Intensive Japanese 1