Chikako Takehara, Instructor
Chikako Takehara, from Shizuoka, Japan, graduated from Tsuru University. After working as an English teacher at high school, she worked as an au pair in Australia and the U.S.A. During that time, she also taught Japanese language as a teaching assistant and volunteer. She is currently a graduate student in the Modern Languages Department at The University of Mississippi. Her interests include second language acquisition, bilingualism, TESL, and Japanese pedagogy. She likes traveling and eating.