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ERIC Number: ED109896
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Pages: 3
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Suggestions on Japanese Materials.
Miller, Roy Andrew
After commenting briefly on the current state of instructional materials available to students and teachers of Japanese at a college level, the paper underlines the need for materials that deal specifically with aspects of Japanese culture, and outlines suggestions for possible materials. Graded intermediate materials that stress particularly the development of reading comprehension skills, based on basic course materials that are currently available, would have as their goal the joining of basic materials presently used and "real-language materials," that is, newspapers, magazines and the like. Oral skills would also be stressed here. The paper then addresses the need for monolingual Japanese reading materials for advanced students in disciplines other than language: literature, linguistics, social science. The shortcomings of presently available materials of this nature are briefly reviewed. Thirdly, the need is expressed for development of monolingual grammatical introductions to and monolingual annotated text selections from earlier forms of the written language. The goal here would be to introduce the student to these materials exculsively through the medium of Japanese. The need for cooperation among Japanese scholars and American language teachers is stressed throughout. (CLK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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