Riko Sherratt has spent most of her career teaching Japanese at undergraduate level in UK.
She taught at SOAS for some 18 years as a full-time staff member (She was also Language Co-ordinator and organised the 10 month Intensive Course curriculum).
She then moved to UAL (University of the Arts London) where she taught for 14 years as the senior Japanese language tutor.
After UAL, she has largely focused on private tuition and completed her text book “Learn Japanese The Easy Way” ( 3rd edition published May 2016). Her tutoring now includes coaching undergraduates who require additional assistance with their studies and teaching at GCSE-level. Additionally she also records occasional voice-over commissions for educational and governmental organisations.
Throughout her career she has also written for Japanese newspapers. She was UK correspondent for Senken Shimbun for 16 years and is now working freelance.
She is a member of University of London Noh Group; SOAS Minyo Group; and Japan Society’s ‘Japan in Your Classroom’ (area group leader).