Jim Yoshioka

Program Coordinator, National Foreign Language Resource Center

Events Coordinator, College of Languages, Linguistics, & Literature

Email: nflrc@hawaii.edu / jkyosh@hawaii.edu





Bergsleithner, J. M., Frota, S. N., & Yoshioka, J. K. (Eds.) (2013). Noticing and second language acqusition: Studies in honor of Richard Schmidt. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai'i at Manoa, National Foreign Language Resource Center.

Kasper, G., Nguyen, H .t., Yoshimi, D. R, & Yoshioka, J K. (Eds.) (2010). Pragmatics & Language Learning, Volume 12. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai'i at Manoa, National Foreign Language Resource Center.

Norris, J. M., Brown, J. D., Hudson, T., & Yoshioka, J. (1998). Designing second language performance assessments. (Tech. Rep. No. 18). Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Second Language Teaching & Curriculum Center.

Garman, K., Yoshioka, J., & Ko, S. (1997). Charlene J. Sato's impact on society and education in Hawai‘i and beyond. University of Hawai‘i Working Papers in ESL, 16(1), 19-26.


Teacher Portfolio & Preparation Series (TiPPS), co-founder and facilitator, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, 2000-present

"Create Easy Online Forms with JotForm," Teaching & Technology Workshop Series, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, 2010-present

"Using WordPress to Build Class Websites," Teaching & Technology Workshop Series, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, 2009-2010

"So You Want to Organize a Conference/Workshop at UH...", Demos & Discussions Series, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, February 15, 2005 & October 30, 2006.

Convergent and divergent politeness strategies used in restaurant inspection interactions. Presented at the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Conference, Portland, OR, May 2004.


I was born and raised in San Jose, California. After graduating from UC Davis, I taught English for 3 years at 4 junior high schools in Ichihara City (Chiba Prefecture), Japan, on the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme. During my graduate studies at the University of Hawai'i, I served as a graduate assistant on the third edition of Nelson's Japanese-English Character Dictionary and on the NFLRC performance-based assessment project, and for 2 years as a teacher (academic writing, listening/speaking) in the English Language Institute. I also served as an assessment specialist for the Manoa Writing Program for one year before starting work at the NFLRC.

My specialty is organizing professional development events for language educators, researchers, and students (international conferences & symposia, national summer institutes, and local workshops). I am currently working on writing a book on organizing conferences in academic settings.


My professional interests revolve around event planning, and my scholarly interests include writing pedagogy (particularly ESL) and assessment, sociolinguistics (especially pragmatics), and qualitative research.

My personal interests include country-western line dancing (yeehaw!), DJing, theater, acting (plays include Sukeroku: Flower of Edo, Seven Years!, Katipunan: The Cry for Freedom, Prayers & Seductions), science fiction/fantasy, cooking, technology, travel, ceramics, composing music, creative writing, and geothermal geology.