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Yuyan (April) Jiang

Yuyan (April) Jiang
Full-time Japanese language Lecturer at UWM
MA in Japanese
Dissertation Title
Inner speeches in Japanese conversation: Exploring How Japanese Voice Actresses Express Inner Speeches

I am a Chinese international student majoring in Japanese. I have been studying overseas since 2014, lived in Sydney for two years, and finished my high school life there. After I came to the U.S, I studied at San Jose State University. I have majored in Japanese, minored in Computer Science, and received an undergraduate TESOL certificate. In my undergraduate years, I was the volunteer TA of Tae Kwon Do courses from 2019 to 2020, and also the volunteer TA of Japanese elementary courses from 2020 to 2021. As for community activities, I was the president of the Chinese Student Association at SJSU from 2018 to 2019. I am interested in Japanese sociolinguistics, East Asian language teaching, and second language acquisition. I have experience in researching Japanese internet slang, Japanese business manner & social communication, and Japanese learning through media. In the future, I am looking forward to studying Japanese linguistics from different angles as well as other East Asian languages. Regarding my career goal, I want to become a language instructor and make contributions to East Asian language teaching in the U.S. As far as my hobbies, I like Japanese ACG cultures and I have volunteer experience in Japanese and Chinese translation such as making subtitles and article translation for 2 years. I also like playing the guitar and trying to write my own songs as well.


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