Current State of Japanese Language Education in Serbia and Proposal for Future Solutions

  • Divna TRIČKOVIĆ Faculty of Philology University of Belgrade
Keywords: national course guidelines, Japanese language textbooks, Serbian students, speaking fluency, contrastive analysis

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to address the state of the education system in Serbia in relation to Japanese language studies, with a particular focus on primary and secondary educational institutions. To start off, I will introduce the institutions where the Japanese language is being taught in Serbia, before turning my attention to the teaching programs (i.e. course guidelines as an accredited national guideline). Following that, I will present our Japanese language textbook writing projects. Finally, I will shed light on the problems we have faced and propose a number of potential solutions.

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Author Biography

Divna TRIČKOVIĆ, Faculty of Philology University of Belgrade

associate professor

Department of Oriental Studies

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Published
2018-01-30
How to Cite
TRIČKOVIĆ, D. (2018). Current State of Japanese Language Education in Serbia and Proposal for Future Solutions. Acta Linguistica Asiatica, 8(1), 77-89. https://doi.org/10.4312/ala.8.1.77-89
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Research Articles