Takako Aikawa is a Senior Lecturer in Japanese. She teaches Japanese from introductory to advanced levels, and leads the Japanese language curriculum. Prior to joining Global Languages in 2013, she worked at Microsoft Research in machine translation and natural language processing and was an instructor of Japanese at universities in Japan and the United States.

Aikawa has recently contributed chapters to ICT×日本語教育 [Information and Communication Technology x Japanese Language Education] (2019) and Digital Resources for Learning Japanese (2018), and frequently presents her work at Japanese language and pedagogical society conferences.

Takako Aikawa’s pedagogical research foci include the incorporation of technology in language education, the use of corpus data in language learning, and natural language processing. Her current projects focus on the application of virtual reality to recreate immersive learning environments, and artificial intelligence to spot and correct common learner errors in written text.

PhD Ohio State University
MA Ohio State University
BA Tsuda University, Japan