Shinsuke Tsuchiya

Assistant Professor, Asian & Near Eastern Languages

JFSB 3064A

801-422-4152

Curriculum Vitae

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Teaching Experience

With my expertise in Japanese pedagogy, I practice Performed Culture Approach (Walker and Noda, 2009) in my teaching.
What I enjoy teaching at BYU is the chance we have to apply the gospel truths to language learning and teaching. I particularly enjoy seeing how students form strong bonds with each other through overcoming the challenges and sharing their success stories of learning the language together.

Research

L2 language teacher training
L2 language teachers and students’ identity
Language immersion programs and second language socialization
Measuring and assessing L2 language proficiencies
L2 narratives

Selected Publications

Journals:
Tsuchiya, S (September, 2020). Finding a balance between diversity and language standards: A case of a Japanese program in a private University. Japanese Language and Literature, vol. 54 (2), p. 327-336. https://doi.org/10.5195/jll.2020.130

Tsuchiya, S (August, 2020). The native speaker fallacy in a U.S. University Japanese and Chinese program. Foreign Language Annals, vol. 53 (3), p. 527-549. https://doi.org/10.1111/flan.12475

Moody, S. & Tsuchiya (July, 2020) Participation in multiparty language play: Navigating sociability and learning in dinnertime conversations. Applied Linguistics. https://doi.org/10.1093/applin/amaa024

Tsuchiya, S. & S. Moody (June, 2020). Social Interaction in the Japanese house: Does it encourage learning? In Bown, J., Dewey, D.P., & Baker-Smemoe, M. (Eds.). Foreign language housing: Integration and Immersion. Auburn, AL: International Association for Language Learning Technology Press. p. 279-306.

Textbooks:
Noda, M., P Wetzel, G. Marcus, S. Luft, S. Tsuchiya, & M. Itomitsu (September, 2020). NihonGO NOW! Performing Japanese Culture—Level 1, Volume 1. Routledge. London. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203730362

Noda, M., P Wetzel, G. Marcus, S. Luft, S. Tsuchiya, & M. Itomitsu (September, 2020). NihonGO NOW! Activity Book—Level 1, Volume 1. Routledge. London. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203730249

Noda, M., P Wetzel, G. Marcus, S. Luft, S. Tsuchiya, & M. Itomitsu (September, 2020). NihonGO NOW! Performing Japanese Culture—Level 1, Volume 2. Routledge. London. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003039334

Noda, M., P Wetzel, G. Marcus, S. Luft, S. Tsuchiya, & M. Itomitsu (September, 2020). NihonGO NOW! Activity Book—Level 1, Volume 2. Routledge. London. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003039471

Service

I have been overseeing the Japanese teaching assistants in the program. I enjoy that I get to utilize and horn my expertise in Japanese pedagogy with this assignment. I also oversee the Japanese House in the Foreign Language Student Resident program. This assignment is important to me as it is related to my research interests in language immersion programs and language socialization.

Citizenship assignments

Department & University:

Supervisor of Japanese TAs
Supervisor of the Japanese House
Language Evaluator for course placements through oral interviews
Coordinator for BYU Language Fair for Japanese

National:
Nominated for Vice President of the American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ), 2019
Member of the American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ) since 2011
Certified ACTFL OPI rater
Web developer for NihonGO NOW! (http://nihongonow.byu.edu)
Committee member to review applications for the annual Hamako Ito Chaplin Memorial Award for Excellence in Japanese Language Teaching
Reviewer of applications for the Bridging Scholarships for study abroad programs to Japan
Reviewer for the following journals:
Japanese Language and Literature
Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages
Language, Culture, and Curriculum
Foreign Language Annals
Qualitative Research in Education