Sakino Kelbie

Language Assistant in Japanese


Sakino became a permanent member of Asian Studies in 2013 and currently teaches Japanese language to all year levels. She is also Co-Coordinator of the Japanese Year Abroad.

In 2012, whilst teaching a part-time kanji workshop, Sakino won the EUSA Teaching Awards runner-up prize for Teaching in the International Classroom Award. She has also been involved with the JLPT programme since the university began hosting the examination in 2011.


Japanese Language Teaching Competency Test (2013)

ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview tester qualification (2016)

Responsibilities & affiliations

Deputy Course Organiser of Foundation Japanese Language 1, 2&3

Undergraduate teaching

Japanese Language 1 (Reading and Writing)

Japanese Language 2 (Grammar and Conversation)

Japanese Language 4

The British Association for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language (BATJ)