Naomi Kurata

School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics


Dr Naomi Kurata has been a lecturer in Japanese Studies since 2008. Before coming to Monash to undertake MA and PhD, she worked as a teacher at the secondary level in Japan.  Her research interest includes teaching Japanese as a foreign language, language learners’ motivation and identities, their second language use and learning outside classroom, heritage language education and immigrants’ language management.