Masahiro Toma, MA

Specialization: Japanese Language

Masahiro Toma, MA


2002 Macquarie University. M.A. (Translation and Interpreting)
1998 University of Ulster, Postgraduate Diploma (TESOL)
1997 Okinawa International University, B.A. (English Literature and Language)

Current and Previous Academic Affiliations:

2014 Yamanashi Gakuin University. Department of Politics & Public Administration. Associate Professor
2013 The Australian National University, A.B.D. (Applied Japanese Linguistics)
2011 Akita International University, Graduate School of Global Communication and Language, Japanese Language Teaching Practices, Lecturer
2003 The Australian National University, Faculty of Asian Studies, Japan Centre, Adjunct Lecturer, Postgraduate Diploma (Applied Japanese Linguistics)


Masa Toma teaches Japanese to iCLA’s international students and English to Japanese students. His passion is sharing the experience of acquiring another language. What he finds most fascinating is the international development of students; witnessing them becoming not only bilingual but also raising their cultural and cross-cultural awareness. iCLA provides ample opportunity to make this happen through language learning classes as well as interactions with students from various countries both inside and outside of classroom.