Peter Byun

Peter Byun | Assistant Professor

Research Interests

His research interests include input, interaction, output, and automaticity in SLA, and the development of TESOL/TEFL programs.

Biography

Dr. Jin-Suk Byun graduated with a Ph.D. in Linguistics with a focus on second language acquisition (SLA) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign after he received his two MA's in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) and in linguistics from the same university. He taught various groups of English Language Learners and Korean language learners as well as TESOL master and doctoral students. He also worked as an ESOL coordinator in a preservice teacher education program and developed various TESL/TEFL certificate and master programs. His research interests include input, interaction, output, and automaticity in SLA, and the development of TESOL/TEFL programs.

Education

  • Ph. D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), 2006 Major: Linguistics, Specialty: Second Language Acquisition. Dissertation: The effect of output practice on the automatization of Korean Morphosynatctic rules. Chair: James Yoon.
  • M.A. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001 Major: Linguistics
  • M.A. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000 Major: Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
  • B.A. Seoul National University, 1991 Major: English Education (TESL)

Honors

  • Honorary Ambassador for Pai Chai University, Korea, 2009-Present

Publications

2017

Byun, J. (2017). The effect of the PBS documentary The New Americans on the TESOL training of preservice teachers. International Journal of TESOL and Learning, 6. 1-17.

2013

Byun, J. (2013). The analysis of conversation topics in a tutoring context. Journal of the Korea English Education Society, 12(3), 91-100

2013

Byun, J., & Cho, Y. (2013). Evaluation of VanPatten's input processing theory as a Theory of instructed second language acquisition. The Journal of Korea Knowledge Information Technology Society, 8(1), 95-106.

2013

Byun, J., & Kim, J. (2013). Homestay: What factors contribute to second language learning? English 21, 26(1), 267-291.

2011

Byun, J., & Kim, J. (2011). Designing a teaching method of blended English language instructions using web 2.0 technologies. The Journal of Korea Knowledge Information Technology Society, 6(6), 121-126.

2011

Byun, J. (2011). Power law of practice in SLA through computer technology. The Journal of Korea Knowledge Information Technology Society, 6(5), 1-8.

2010

Byun, J. (2010). The forgotten roles and new roles of output in Second Language Acquisition. The Journal of Korea Knowledge Information Technology Society, 5(6), 51-64.

2009

Byun, J. (2009). Skill-specificity in the acquisition of automaticity in L2. The Linguistic Association of Korea Journal, 17(3), 57-78.

2007

Byun, J. (2007). Processing Instruction and Skill-specificity: In which direction should they go? The Linguistic Association of Korea Journal, 15(1). 15-35

2003

Byun, J. (2003). Syntactic changes of Korean through Englishization. Harvard Studies In Korean Linguistics, X.319-330.

2001

Byun, J. (2001). Some idiosyncratic characteristics of Korean personal pronouns. Harvard Studies In Korean Linguistics, IX, 265-274.

2017

Perren, J., Kelch, K., Byun, J., Cervantes, S., & Seterah, S. (Eds.). (2017). Applications of CALL Theory in ESL and EFL Environments, Hershey, PA: IGI Publishers

2015

Byun, J. & Cavanaugh, T. (2015). Ebooks and ESL/ELL students. In Terence Cavanaugh's eBooks for Elementary School (pp. 177-186). Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited.

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