Cherry blossom by David Brooke Martin

Keiko Aoki

Associate Professor


Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Arts and Science


Kingston Hall 402

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Research interests: Japanese as a foreign language, second language acquisition, linguistics 


M.A. in Japanese Linguistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
B.Ed. in English, Hokkaido University of Education, Japan              


Professor Aoki joined the Japanese program at Queen’s in 2000. She had teaching appointments at Austin Independent School District, TX, USA, Middlebury College Summer Japanese Language School, VT, USA, Hokkaido International Foundation, Japan, and Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS.

Prof. Aoki was nominated for the Frank Knox Teaching Award in 2015 and the W.J. Barnes Teaching Award in 2016.

She volunteers at Japanese as a Heritage Language School in Kingston since its foundation in March 2010. Now the program is recognized as an International Language course by the Limestone District School Board.


Professor Aoki teaches the following courses:

JAPN 100: Introductory Japanese I
JAPN 200: Introductory Japanese II