Akiko Harada, Japanese language advisor
Akiko is seconded to PPLI from the Japan Foundation since 2017. She provides ongoing CPD and support to Japanese teachers. She also supports institutions providing Japanese at third level and collaborates with the Japanese Language Teachers of Ireland to ensure continued interest and growth of the subject. Her specialisation is in Japanese language teaching methodology.
Prior to coming to Ireland, she worked in New Zealand, Australia and Malaysia as a language teacher and a language advisor. Her particular interest is in the area of intercultural language teaching and learning.