Student Profile

Mayu Lindblad

Ph.D. Student


Ph.D. in progress, Emphasis on Language, Literacy, and Culture, University of California, Davis
Faculty Advisors:
Dr. Yuuko Uchikoshi Tonkovich, primary advisor 

M.A. in Linguistics, TESOL, California State University, Fresno

B.A. in Social Education, Tohoku Fukushi University, Sendai, Japan

Teaching Experience

Associate Instructor, University of California, Davis, East Asian Languages and Cultures
First Quarter Japanese
Second Quarter Japanese
Third Quarter Japanese

Japanese Instructor, Upward Bound Project, California State University, Chico
Beginning Japanese

Teaching Assistant, University of California, Davis, School of Education
Foundation for Academic Success for International Students
Educating Children with Disabilities

Japanese Lecturer, California State University, Chico, Department of International Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
First Semester Japanese
Japanese Lyric Poetry

ESL Instructor, American Language and Culture Institute, Chico
TOEFL & IELTS preparation course
Cross Cultural Awareness

Japanese Instructor, Fresno Betsuin Japanese Language and Cultural School
Japanese for Kindergarten to 7th graders

Japanese Instructor and Substitute Instructor, Central Valley Japanese School
Japanese for Kindergarten to 7th graders

ESL Instructor and Tutor, American English Institute California State University, Fresno
TOEFL preparation (Reading, Structure, and Listening)
Reading and Vocabulary

Japanese Instructor, California State University, Fresno, Department of Linguistics
First Semester Japanese

ESL Instructor Apprentice, American English Institute California State University, Fresno

Japanese Teaching Assistant, California State University, Fresno, Department of Linguistics
First Semester Japanese
Second Semester Japanese

Foundations in Teaching Workshop Series Certificate (CEE) Fall 2018

Teaching Assistant One-on-One Consultation Winter 2019​

Awards and Honors

University of Washington Summer Study Abroad Scholarship, Tohoku Fukushi University


GGE Graduate Program Fellowship Awards (Winter 17, 19 and Spring 17,18, 19), University of California, Davis

Three Quarter Graduation Program Fellowship, University of California, Davis

Provost’s Graduate Scholarship, California State University, Fresno

New International Students Tuition Waiver, California State University, Fresno

Research Interests & Experience

Research Interests

Bilingualism and Bilingual Education
English Language Learners
Home Literacy Practice and Early Literacy Development
Immigration, Language, and Culture
Musical Practice and Phonological Acquisition
Second Language Acquisition

Research Experience

Language and Literacy Development Lab, University of California, Davis


Uchikoshi, Y., & Lindblad, M. Language exposure and parent-child engagement during summer: A study with dual language learners, 2019 Annual Meeting of Society for Scientific Study of Reading.

Lindblad, M., Examining musical skills and phonological ability in second language acquisition, 6th Annual UC Davis Symposium on Language Research.

Uchikoshi, Y., Kang H.S., Lindblad, M., Tense and aspect in bilingual development: The role of narrative structure, 2018 Annual Meeting of American Association for Applied Linguistics

Uchikoshi, Y., Yang, L., He, N.S., Y Lindblad, M., Kovelman, L., Hoeft, F. Language exposure and language proficiency: English-Spanish bilinguals in dual language immersion programs, 2018 Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association.


Language and Culture Institute, Chico, Japanese translator


Reading, Speaking, and Writing: Native

Reading, Speaking, and Writing: Fluent

Reading, Speaking, and Writing: Conversational


Presentation for Kobe University Psychology Studies Program

Manuscript co-reviewer for Teachers College Record

Translator for Yuba City and City of Toride, Sister City Association

Fundraising for Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, Teazer World Tea Market, Fresno

English Teaching and Study Abroad Program Assistant, Tohoku Fukushi University

Language Computer Lab Assistant, Tohoku Fukushi University

Professional Memberships & Development

American Educational Research Association

American Association for Applied Linguistics

Society for the Scientific Study of Reading

Phi Sigma Iota, California State University, Chico

Graduate Certificate in Writing Theory and Practice Winter 19

Global Affairs Graduate and Post Doctoral Seminar Series Spring 19

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