Japanese Language Teaching at Tertiary Level in Slovenia: Past Experiences, Future Perspectives

Keywords: Japanese language teaching, L2 Japanese learning, learning motivation, autonomous learning

Abstract

Japanese language teaching does not have a very long tradition in Slovenia, yet the teaching of Japanese has significantly developed both in qualitative and in quantitative terms in the past 20 years. This paper presents an overview of past Japanese language courses and of the development of Japanese language instruction in Slovenia at various levels of instruction and in different institutional settings, pointing out changes in learner motivation, increasing accessibility of language learning resources, and the growth and diversification of (present and potential) Japanese language teachers. The paper concludes with some suggestions for further development and for an increased networking among Japanese language teachers and learners.

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Author Biography

Kristina HMELJAK SANGAWA, University of Ljubljana
Department of Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts; assistant professor

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Published
2018-01-30
How to Cite
HMELJAK SANGAWA, K. (2018). Japanese Language Teaching at Tertiary Level in Slovenia: Past Experiences, Future Perspectives. Acta Linguistica Asiatica, 8(1), 51-64. https://doi.org/10.4312/ala.8.1.51-64
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Research Articles