Jordan Bledsoe

Jordan Bledsoe

Lecturer of Japanese
Mebane Hall 466

Full Time Faculty

Mebane 466 


Jordan Bledsoe is a lecturer of Japanese, teaching all levels of Japanese language as well as Japanese culture-related courses. After living in Kyushu and Okinawa for two years, Jordan then earned a B.A in Japanese and an M.A. in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching. He is excited about the Japanese language and culture and is a very animated instructor.

Educational Background

  • M.A., Second Language Acquisition and Teaching – Japanese, Brigham Young University (2011)
  • B.A., Japanese, Brigham Young University (2009)

Research Interests

  • Japanese Culture
    • Japanese Folktales
    • Censorship in post-WW2 Japan
  • Japanese Language
    • Ambiguity Tolerance
    • Inductive vs Deductive Instructional Methods
    • Hypothetical and Counterfactual Conditionals in Japanese

Select Courses

  • Japanese Language
    • JAPN 1201: Elementary Japanese I
    • JAPN 1202: Syllabus Spring 2017 – Elementary Japanese II
    • JAPN 2201: Intermediate Japanese I
    • JAPN 2202: Intermediate Japanese II
    • JAPN 3201: Upper Intermediate Japanese I
    • JAPN 3202: Upper Intermediate Japanese II
    • JAPN 4050: Topics in Japanese – Interpretation
    • JAPN 4422: Practicum in Translation II – Folktales
  • Japanese Culture
    • JAPN 1502: Meaning and Purpose through Japanese Values (Global Arts/Humanities: Japanese Studies)
    • JAPN 2208: Japanese Culture and Society
    • JAPN 2209: Introduction to Japanese Civilization and Culture
    • JAPN 3140/3170: Anime and Popular Culture

Personal Biography Statement

I am proudly silly and a little weird. I celebrate neurodiversity. I value kindness and authenticity above most qualities. I love being around people who are passionate about something. I am the father of five kids that keep me very busy. I enjoy a variety of (primarily geeky) hobbies – Magic the Gathering, video games, 3D movies, guinea pigs. I also enjoy helping my brother with his canvas tents business.

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