Naho Maruta

Assistant Professor of the Practice in East Asian Studies

Fisk Hall, 303

MA University of Wisconsin at Madison

Naho Maruta

Interested in fostering cross-cultural understanding through improved communication in Japanese for more than a decade, Naho Maruta has taught all levels of Japanese at Wesleyan since 2014. As coordinator of the Japanese program, Maruta also has organized periodic Japanese language lectures on various topics including the value of US-Japan relations by the Consul-General of Japan in Boston.  Maruta is a primary resource for study abroad in Japan, the Japanese placement exam, and the Japanese conversation partner program. 

Maruta’s dedication to language teaching began when she was an undergraduate at Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan where she specialized in English and American languages and literatures, teaching English and Japanese as a foreign language. She was trained as Japanese teaching assistant at Wake Forest University, and earned her master’s degree in Japanese linguistics and pedagogy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to Wesleyan, Maruta taught at the University of Notre Dame and Bowdoin College.

Outside of academia, Maruta enjoys yoga, travel, and sampling global cuisine. Maruta, who holds a 200-hour yoga teacher training certification in accordance with the Yoga Alliance standards, admires wellness and is interested in taking the practice into her language teaching.

Academic Affiliations

Office Hours

Fall 2019 --- TBA


Fall 2019
JAPN 205 - 01
Intermediate Japanese I

JAPN 219 - 01
Fourth-Year Japanese I