Location: Bowdoin / Hiroo Aridome

Asian Studies

Hiroo Aridome

Senior Lecturer in Japanese
Japanese Coordinator

Contact Information

haridome@bowdoin.edu
207-798-4135
Asian Studies

38 College Street - 107



Teaching this semester

JPN 1101. Elementary Japanese I

Hiroo Aridome
An introductory course in modern Japanese language. In addition to mastering the basics of grammar, emphasis is placed on active functional communication in the language, as well as reading and listening comprehension. Context-oriented conversation drills are complemented by audio materials. Basic cultural information also presented. The two kana syllabaries and sixty commonly used kanji are introduced. No prerequisite. Followed by Japanese 1102.

JPN 2205. Advanced-Intermediate Japanese I

Hiroo Aridome
Building on the fundamentals of Elementary and Intermediate Japanese, students increase their proficiency in both the spoken and written language. A variety of written and audiovisual Japanese language materials (essays, movies, manga, etc.) are used to consolidate and expand mastery of more advanced grammatical structures and vocabulary. Students read or watch relevant materials, discuss in class, and then write and/or present on selected Japan-related topics.

JPN 3307. Advanced Japanese I

Hiroo Aridome
An advanced course in modern Japanese designed to develop mastery of the spoken and written language. A variety of written and audiovisual Japanese language materials (essays, movies, manga, etc.) are used. This is a project-oriented class and students learn to express complex thoughts and feelings, as well as how to properly conduct oneself in a formal Japanese job interview situation.



Hiroo Aridome

Education

  • B.A. (Waseda University-Japan)
  • M.A. (Minnesota)

Japanese Language Teachers Association of New England (JLTANE) Conference

  • August 2015
  • Tufts University | Medford, MA
  • presented “Teaching Japanese: When the Student Becomes the Teacher”

Japanese Language Teachers Association of New England (JLTANE) Conference  

  •  June 2014  
  •  Brown University | Providence, RI  
  •  presented "Learning from Contests: The Transformative Power of Studying Japanese

Central Association of Teachers of Japanese (CATJ) Conference 

  • April 2009 
  • Michigan State University | East Lansing, MI 
  • presented Mock Interviews as a Transition Tool for Advanced Language Learners with Shino Hayashi 


Japanese Language Teachers Association of New England (JLTANE) Conference 

  • June 2008 
  • Connecticut College | New London, CT 
  • presented Using Manga with Advanced Level Japanese Learners 


Association of Teachers of Japanese (ATJ) Conference 

  • April 2008 
  • Atlanta, GA 
  • presented The Unforseen Effects of Blogging on the Classroom Dynamic  


Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA) 

  • October 2007 
  • Washington University in St. Louis | St. Louis, MO 
  • presented on the use of blogs with advanced-level Japanese learners 


Council on Language Instruction (CLI) Conference 

  • April 2007 
  • University of Chicago | Chicago, IL 
  • presented The Posiitve Effects of Blogging on the Classroom Dynamic addressing the  topic The Place of Multimedia in the Language Curriculum

QIASS (Qatar International Academy for Security Studies)

  • Doha, Qatar
  • August 2010—May 2013
  • Lecturer in Japanese, Language Program Coordinator


Washington University in St. Louis

  • St. Louis, MO
  • August 2002–June 2010
  • Senior Lecturer in Japanese, Study Abroad Advisor


Portland State University (ALLEX/PSU Program)

  • Portland, OR
  • July 2007
  • Visiting Instructor


International Christian University

  • Tokyo, Japan
  • July–August 2005, July–August 2004
  • Lecturer in Japanese


Cornell University

  • Ithaca, NY
  • June–August 2003
  • Japanese Instructor