Masami Ikeda is a Lecturer in Japanese, teaching at all levels of the Japanese language curriculum. Ikeda re-joined MIT in 2008, having taught at MIT previously up to 1997 and also at Ohio State University and North Carolina State University. Ikeda is a certified ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) tester in Japanese.

Ikeda is interested in the learner transition from colloquial to academic writing. She has developed an integrated system for teaching advanced writing and developed “Kakikotoba,” a website for instruction in written Japanese forms. She also regularly presents her work on Japanese self-study at society conferences.

In addition to written academic Japanese and learner autonomy, Ikeda’s pedagogical interests include proficiency assessment and Japanese for professional communication.

MA Ohio State University
BA Keio University, Japan