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Kaori Shibatani Blalock

Teaching Associate

Overview

Kaori Shibatani Blalock received her MA in Japanese (Second Language Acquisition) from San Francisco State University and BA in English and in Teaching Japanese as a Second Language from Showa Women’s University, Tokyo, Japan.

Ms. Shibatani was trained as a Computational Linguist to develop a speech-to-speech machine translation product at Spoken Language Technology, Sony US Research Labs, in Silicon Valley. During her software development career, she joined the start-up company to publish the patent for an asynchronized language learning/teaching methodology with TESOL Professor at Sandford University and speech recognition engineers at SRI International. The online language learning product BE-Go for Benesse Corporation in Japan was released. Kaori welcomes the opportunity to assist prospective students who are interested in using Japanese language skills for developing supplemental paths for their careers.

Departments/Programs

  • Asian Studies