Ms Chako Amano

BA (Waseda), CertTJFL


Chako Amano has been teaching Japanese as a foreign language over 30 years. While she is interested in all aspects of TJFL, her main focus has been on how best the students’ learning can be facilitated. Her special interest lies in various holistic approaches to language teaching and learning, including the Waldorf approach. She regards herself as an educator who is interested in facilitating students’ overall learning and growth through the language acquisition process.

Research | Current

  • Teaching Japanese as a foreign language
  • Holistic approaches to language teaching and learning

Teaching | Current

JAPANESE 231 Japanese Language 2A

JAPANESE 232 Japanese Language 2B


Undergraduate Adviser in Japanese

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Amano, C. S. (2011). The holistic teacher revised: Restoring a healthy balance. Studies in Holistic Education, 14, 99-108.
  • Amano, C. S. (2010). Translation: 'Work and Love' in "Education and the Soul" by John P. Miller.
  • Amano, C. S. (2009). Holistic Approaches to Foreign Language Teaching. Himeji Dokkyo University.
  • Amano, C. S. (2009). Ishindenshin. Aoyama Gakuin University. Postgraduate Seminar in Holistic Education.
  • Amano, C. S. (2009). Caring Communication: What does ishindenshin really mean?. In A. Yoshida, H. Moriya, Y. Hirano (Eds.) Atsuhiko Yoshida, Haruyo Moriya, Yoshitsugu Hirano (Holistic Care: Education, Welfare and Nursing based on the new relationships) (pp. 55-58). Osaka: Seseragi Shuppan.
  • Peri, H., & Amano, C. S. (2008). Learning from the Wisdom of Maori Culture: Similarities with the Rudolf Steiner Philosophy. In Y. Nagata, A. Yoshida (Eds.) Sustainable Education and Culture:Deepening ESD in the Pacific Rim (pp. 110-116). Osaka: Seseragi Shuppan.
  • Amano, C. S. (2008). Translation: Learning to Be: A Perspective of Education for Sustainable Development in Oceania, by Konai Thaman. Sustainable Education and Culture: Deepening ESD in the Pacific Rim, 50-69. Osaka.
  • Amano, C. S. (2007). Confronting One's Real Self: A Benefit of Learning a Foreign Language. Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice, 20 (1), 16-18.

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