ERIC Number: ED023086
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov
Reference Count: 0
On the Teaching of Japanese: The State of the Art.
Martin, Samuel E.
Until the coming of World War II, little interest was shown in the teaching of Japanese outside Japan except for the elementary schools set up to inculcate the ways of the homeland among the offspring of Japanese emigrants to places like Hawaii, the Pacific Coast of North America, and Brazil. A few European and American universities offered limited instruction, primarily for Orientalists. The author describes the development of teaching materials and programs in Japanese during the 1940's and the ensuing years. His evaluation of major texts is followed by a suggested list of materials suitable for various levels of study. Aslo cited are common criticisms that have been made of some of the listed works. Current needs of courses for college level are discussed and the programs presently engaged in materials preparation and teacher training are described. Appendix I, "Sociolinguistic Notes on Japanese," and Appendix II, "Works Dealing with the Teaching of Japanese," conclude the paper. (AMM)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Dictionaries, Educational Media, Japanese, Language Instruction, Language Programs, Material Development, National Surveys, Reference Materials, Romanization, Sociolinguistics, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Teaching Programs, Textbook Content, Textbook Evaluation, Textbook Selection, Writing (Composition)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC. ERIC Clearinghouse for Languages and Linguistics.