Tomonori Nagano

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Room: M-Building, M-204
Phone: (718) 482-5940

Monday- Thursday  9 a.m.- 5 p.m.


  • Ph.D. in Linguistics, CUNY Graduate Center
  • M.Phil. in Linguistics, CUNY Graduate Center
  • M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, New York University

Areas of Expertise or Research

  • Linguistics
  • Applied linguistics
  • Japanese


Dr. Tomonori Nagano has written multiple articles on heritage languages, including the demographics of heritage language speakers in the U.S. (Modern Language Journal), and the teaching and learning of heritage languages at community colleges (Foreign Language Annals and Heritage Language Journal). He was a certified ACTFL OPI tester for Japanese from 2013 to 2023. He served as a board member for the MLA’s ADFL/ALD Executive Committee from 2019 to 2023 and he is currently member of MLA’s Community College Committee and is a Chair-elect for the ACTFL’s Community College SIG. For more information on his research and publications, visit