• Yumi Ohashi
  • Yumi Ohashi
  • Specialty: Japanese
  • Office: Academic Building 4135


Since 1997, Ms. Yumi Ohashi has been teaching Japanese in Japan and the US.  She has taught business people, Japanese Proficiency Test (JLPT) takers, middle school students (US), and for the last decade, undergraduate college students(US). She started her career in administration in Japanese corporations and shifted to teaching Japanese. She earned her bachelor’s degree in “Nihon-ga” (Japanese traditional painting). She went on to acquire a Japanese teaching license from Japanese Language Institute.  She also earned a masters's degree in TESOL from Columbia University.  Her research focus at Columbia was on methods to improve the effectiveness of Japanese learning for native English speakers. She currently is pursuing her Doctoral of Education in Educational Technology. Her research interest is on how technology may accelerate the acquisition of JSL speaking skills, which is a near-greenfield topic that is important for the progression of Japanese language education.



  • Doctor of Education Candidate 
  • M.A. Columbia University
  • Licensed Japanese Language at Alpha Language Institute
  • B.A. Musashino Art University

Areas of Specialization

  • Japanese/English Pedagogy
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Educational Technology
  • Business Japanese
  • Japanese Language Proficiency Test

Professional Affiliations

  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
  • Association for Japanese Language Education (Nihongo Kyoiku Gakkai)
  • Association for Educational Communications & Technology (AECT)

Courses Taught at Rutgers

  • Elementary Japanese I (01:565:101) Both face-to-face and online.
  • Elementary Japanese II (01:565:102)
  • Intermediate Japanese I (01:565:201 :TBD)
  • Intermediate Japanese II (01:565:202)
  • Advanced Japanese I (01:565:301)
  • Advanced Japanese II (01:565:302)