Hitomi Endo

Hitomi Endo

Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

External address: 
2204 Erwin Road Room 228, Box 90414, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90414, Durham, NC 27708-0414
(919) 684-6236

She is the coordinator of the Japanese Language Program, teaching primarily elementary and intermediate level courses with performance-based instruction. Her areas of interest include Japanese language pedagogy, task-based and content-based instructions, testing and assessment. She has also an interest in incorporating project-based learning and collaborative learning into foreign language classes. Her current work focuses on developing content for expanding cultural literacy for advanced level courses.


Her academic interests are in Japanese language pedagogy, curriculum development, content-based instruction, proficiency testing and assessment.

Education & Training

  • M.A., University of Kansas 1988

Selected Grants

(95-0492) Support for the Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Teachers of Japanese awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1995

Endo, H. "Multimedia Project in Intermediate Japanese Course:." (August 2011). (Academic Article)

Endo, H. "Development of Online Materials for Kanji Acquisition and Retention." Journal of Japanese Language Teaching (December 2007).

Endo, H. "Use of Mobile Technology and it’s Possibilities." Ed. NKG Society of Teaching Japanese as A Foreign Language. Journal of Japanese Language Teaching (October 2007).

Endo, H, and Kurokawa, N. "Learners’ Perspectives on Project Work in Japanese Courses." NKG Hokkaido Conference Website (July 2013).

Endo, H. "Speech Contest as a Task Based Activity in the Japanese Curriculum." Proceedings of the 2009 SEATJ (October 2012).

Endo, H. "Review on the Workshop "Can-Do Japanese" held on June 2011 in Sapporo, Japan." Newsletter of Hokkaido Teachers of Japanese Network (September 2011).

Endo, H. "Use of Self-assessment on Speaking Practice." Proceedings of 2010 International Language Proficiency Symposium (July 2010).

Endo, H, and Saito, A. "Effect of Group Project in Intermediate Japanese Course." Proceedings of the 2009 SEATJ (May 2009).

Endo, H. "Issues Regarding Placement." Ed. M Kikuchi. Proceedings of the 2005 SEATJ Annual Conference (2005).

Kurokawa, N, and Endo, H. "Facilitating Kanji Acquisition and Retention by Using Web-based Practice." proceedings of the 19th SEATJ (2004). (Academic Article)

Endo, H. "Textbook reviews: Japanese for Professionals and Writing Business Letters in Japanese." Journal of the Association of Teachers of Japanese 34 (April 2000). (Review)