• Yoshimi Valentine
  • Yoshimi Valentine
  • Specialty: Japanese
  • Office: Academic Building 5129


Yoshimi Valentine graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree in Linguistics, then graduated from Columbia University with a master's degree in Japanese pedagogy. Her research focuses on second language acquisition, including topics such as feedback and recasting. She has teaching experience in University level courses in theoretical and applied linguistics, Japanese language, Japanese pedagogy, and Japanese calligraphy.


  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Neurolinguistics


  • MA Japanese Pedagogy, Columbia University
  • BA Linguistics, San Diego State University

Past Works:

  • MA Thesis, Columbia University: “Learners’ Interpretations of Corrective Feedback, Corrective Nature of Recasts and Their Effects on Second Language Acquisition”
  • Co-authored, Princeton University: “The Effects of Blended Learning: Using Online Teaching Materials ‘Grammar Video for Genki and Speak Everywhere’”

Courses Taught at Rutgers University:

  1. Elementary Japanese 101 (01:565:101)
  2. Elementary Japanese 102 (01:565:102)