Japanese Language Program
Chika Shibahara has more than 20 years of classroom experience teaching languages. She was born in Osaka, and graduated from Kyoto Women's University with a B.A. and Master's degree in English. She also holds a Master's degree in the teaching of Japanese as a foreign language from San Francisco State University. Ms. Shibahara's early language-related experience includes translating and writing for magazines. She has been a lecturer at UC Berkeley since 1993. Before that she taught at colleges in the Bay Area as well as in Hawaii and Washington. She is currently in charge of 4th year Japanese.