Teaching philosophy

Teaching is an essential part of my academic life. Through teaching and interacting with students, I broadened my perspective on fundamental issues in linguistics, and deepened my understanding of the theoretical approaches to such issues. My teaching philosophy consists of three principles:

  1. make clear statements about long-term goals and short-term goals that a student has to achieve;
  2. facilitate students’ interest through tangible but non-trivial puzzles;
  3. balance empirical and theoretical aspects in teaching specific linguistic analyses.

Current and upcoming courses

  • Fall 2019
    • MSc “Introduction to Semantics and Pragmatics”
  • Spring 2020:
    • Contributor to the undergraduate pre-honours course “Linguistics and English Language 1B” (6 hours)
    • Undergraduate honours course “Current Issues in Semantics and Pragmatics” (co-taught with Rob Truswell)

Past courses (at Leiden)

  • Fall 2018: MA Semantics: Current issues (LUCL)
  • Fall 2018: BA3 Japanese Linguistics seminar (Linguistics track, LIAS)
  • Fall 2018: MA Treands in Japanese Linguistics (LIAS)
  • Spring 2017: BA Semantics 2 (LUCL)
  • Spring 2017: BA graduation seminar (Linguistics track, LIAS)
  • Spring 2017: BA 2nd-year seminar ‘Introduction to Japanese Linguistics’ (LIAS)
  • Fall 2016: MA seminar ‘Trends in Japanese Linguistics: Japanese and theories of semantics and pragmatics’ (LIAS)
  • Fall 2016: BA 3rd-year seminar ‘Japanese Linguistics’ (LIAS)