- First Year Japanese
- Second Year Japanese
- Third Year Japanese
- Fourth Year Japanese
- Pragmatics of Japanese
Education & Training
- Ph.D., Japanese Language Pedagogy, 2014, The Ohio State University
- M.A., Japanese Language Pedagogy, 2007, The Ohio State University
- B.A., Japanese, 2005, Brigham Young University
(In press) Luft, S. D. Does just talking about it help?: The development of pragmatic competence in Japanese through provision of metapragmatic information. Japanese Language and Literature.
Noda, M., Wetzel, P., Marcus, G., Luft, S. D., Tsuchiya, S., and Itomitsu, M. (2020). NihonGO NOW!: Performing Japanese culture level 1 volume 1. London, England: Routledge.
Noda, M., Wetzel, P., Marcus, G., Luft, S. D., Tsuchiya, S., and Itomitsu, M. (2020). NihonGO NOW!: Performing Japanese culture level 1 volume 1 activity book. London, England: Routledge.
Noda, M., Ramdeen, Y. I., Luft, S. D., and Mason, T. (2018). Action! Japan: A field guide to using Japanese in the community. London, England: Routledge.
Luft, S. D. (2017). How reliable is daily grading?: The inter-rater reliability of daily grades assigned by trained teachers. Japanese Language and Literature, 51, 1-29.
Luft, S. D. (2013). Language classroom risk-taking behavior in a performed culture-based program. Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages, 14, 107-128.
My research interests are Japanese second language acquisition and pedagogy. Specifically, I am interested in what students do outside of class, including during study abroad, to study the language and how their out-of-class study efforts might be made more effective. I am also interested in how to effectively teach pragmatic and cultural aspects of communication in Japanese.