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Jeff Peterson

Assistant Professor
Asian and Near Eastern Languages

3091 JFSB
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

Jeff Peterson is an Assistant Professor of Japanese in the Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages. He has worked in the department since January 2019. He earned his Ph.D. at Purdue University in Applied Linguistics/Foreign Language Acquisition. He has taught Japanese courses across the entire spectrum and was the recipient of the 2022 Hamako Ito Chaplin Memorial Award for Excellence in Japanese Language Teaching. He specializes in Japanese language pedagogy and linguistics and is especially interested in extensive reading. His publications have appeared in Foreign Language Annals, Journal CAJLE, System, TESL Reporter, and The Reading Matrix. He is also a co-author and actor for the elementary-level Japanese language textbook series Learn Japanese Online. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, playing games with family and friends, and keeping up with the latest sumo.

Research Interests

Extensive reading, computer assisted language learning (CALL), Japanese pedagogy, materials development, corpus research

Teaching Interests

Japanese language and linguistics, study abroad, international experiences

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Applied Linguistics/Foreign Language Acquisition , Japanese, Purdue University (2019)
  • Master of Arts, Second Language Teaching , Japanese, Brigham Young University (2016)
  • Bachelor of Science, Management (Global Supply Chain Management) , Japanese, Brigham Young University (2012)
  • Associate in Science, General Academics , Utah Valley University (2007)

Licenses and Certifications

  • The Japan Foundation and Japan Educational Exchanges and Services, Level N1, Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (2017 - Present)
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Superior (Japanese), ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (2015 - Present)
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, ACTFL Japanese OPI Tester (Workshop Completion) (2015 - Present)
  • The Japan Kanji Aptitude Testing Foundation, Level 5, Japan Kanji Aptitude Test (Nihon Kanji Nōryoku Kentei) (2014 - Present)
  • The Japan Foundation and Japan Educational Exchanges and Services, Level N2, Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (2013 - Present)
  • Council of Local Authorities for International Relations, Advanced Japanese (Course Completion) (2013 - Present)
  • The Japan Foundation and Japan Educational Exchanges and Services, Level N3, Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (2012 - Present)
  • Brigham Young University (Language Center), Certified Teacher of Conversational English as a Foreign Language (2008 - Present)

Honors and Awards

  • Hamako Ito Chaplin Memorial Award for Excellence in Japanese Language Teaching, Association for Asian Studies (2022 - 2022)
  • College of Liberal Arts Scholarship, Purdue University (2018 - 2019)
  • Teaching Assistantship, Purdue University (2016 - 2019)
  • Research Assistantship, Purdue University (2018 - 2018)
  • College of Liberal Arts Scholarship, Purdue University (2016 - 2017)
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Nominee, Brigham Young University (2016 - 2016)
  • Second Language Teaching Scholarship, Brigham Young University (2014 - 2016)
  • JET Kizuna Ambassador, Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan (2014 - 2014)
  • Brigham Young Grant, Brigham Young University (2011 - 2012)
  • New Century Scholarship (Full Tuition Scholarship), Utah System of Higher Education (2010 - 2011)
  • New Century Scholarship (Full Tuition Scholarship), Utah System of Higher Education (2007 - 2008)
  • Eagle Scout Award, Boy Scouts of America (2007 - 2007)
  • Order of the Arrow Nominee (Membership Awarded; Scouting’s National Honor Society), Boy Scouts of America (2007 - 2007)
  • Dean’s List, Utah Valley University (2006 - 2006)
  • Dean’s List, Utah Valley University (2005 - 2005)

Memberships

  • North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources (2020 - Present)
  • American Association of Teachers of Japanese (2018 - 2023)
  • Utah Foreign Language Association (2016 - 2023)
  • Canadian Association for Japanese Language Education (2020 - 2021)
  • American Association for Applied Linguistics (2017 - 2018)
  • Linguistic Society of America (2017 - 2018)

Professional Citizenship

  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, American Association of Teachers of Japanese (2022 - 2022)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Extensive Reading (Academic Journal) (2022 - 2022)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Computer Assisted Language Learning (Academic Journal) (2021 - 2022)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Foreign Language Annals (Academic Journal) (2020 - 2021)
  • Other, North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources (2020 - 2020)
  • Other, Purdue University (2017 - 2017)
  • Other, Purdue University (2017 - 2017)
  • Other, Utah Valley University & Saitama University (2015 - 2015)
  • Other, Utah Regional Japan Culture Bowl (Sponsored by the Japan-America Society) (2014 - 2015)

Courses Taught

Publications

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Presentations

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