Chisato Murakami

Instructor of Japanese


Office: Gruening 607C
Phone: 907-474-7076

Office hours:
Monday, 1-2:30 p.m.
Thursday, 1-2p.m.
Or by appointment



  • M.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst (1999)

Chisato Murakami, has an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from University of Massachusetts Amherst. Prior to working at UAF, she taught all levels of Japanese, Business Japanese, Foreign Languages Teaching Methods at universities in the U.S. and at many intensive summer courses at universities in Japan over the last 20 years. Her research interest and publications are on second language acquisition, reading process in Japanese as a foreign language, and proficiency assessment. Ms. Murakami is a certified OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview) tester of Japanese from ACTFL (American Councils on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).