Yuki Sakurai started teaching Japanese at University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, while pursing her MA in English Education. With a MA in Japanese Pedagogy from The Ohio State University, Yuki has taught Japanese from introductory to advanced levels at Williams College, Vassar College, Brown University, Cornell University and MIT. She has also taught summer intensive courses at SPEAC (The Ohio State University) and the International Christian University (ICU) in Tokyo as well as at FALCON (Cornell University) and Middlebury College Summer Language Schools.
Her goal as a teacher is to make students feel comfortable in “using” Japanese. Yuki also emphasizes on guiding students to become independent learners and be able to monitor their own learning. Her research interests include: reading process in Japanese as foreign language, learning styles, and conversation analysis.