- Japanese language
- Teaching foreign language (LOTE)
- (Japanese) language teaching methodology
- influence of learner's background in foreign language acquisition
Rika Tsuchida has been teaching Japanese at the University of the Sunshine Coast since 1997. She has been involved in several community language activities, such as Woodford Folk Festival, Language Immersion Day, In-service for LOTE teachers, Community Language School and Japanese speech contests.