Takuya Ito

Lecturer of Japanese

A native of Japan, Takuya Ito is a lecturer in Japanese. Ito received his B.A. in English from Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, and his M.A. in Japanese linguistics and pedagogy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to joining the UVA faculty, Ito taught Japanese at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Harvard University, Bates College, Vanderbilt University and Middlebury Summer Language Schools.

Ito values the potential of collaborative student communities and believes that a classroom in which everyone is working as a team creates more valuable learning opportunities. Beyond the classroom, Ito has been actively engaged in supporting the study of the Japanese language through language-house programs, cultural events, student fairs, and conversation tables.


Japanese Linguistics and Pedagogy, Second Language Acquisition