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Who is Sachiko Kondo?

March 1, 2021

Yvonne Gay

The portrait of a woman.
Sachiko Kondo
Photo credit: Tanya Rosen-Jones '97

Sachiko Kondo’s teaching interests include language pedagogy, content-based instruction, and second language acquisition. Read more about Kondo in this installment of Who Am I?

Name: Sachiko Kondo

Department and location on campus: East Asian Studies in Peters Hall. 

Job title: Lecturer in Japanese 

What does your job entail? Teaching and learning Japanese language and culture. 

How many years at Oberlin? Eight and a half years. 

What are your hobbies? Playing ukulele, taking naps, and going on hikes.

Nickname(s)? Konsachi 

Favorite food? Strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. 

Favorite Quote? “Winter always turns to spring.” (冬は必ず春となる in Japanese)


 

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