Student Motivations: Why Japanese at the intermediate and advanced levels?
This seminar will present the initial findings of the “Student Motivations” project, supported by Sakura Network and Japan Foundation, Sydney. This project is an ongoing investigation into who as of 2021 was studying Japanese at intermediate and advanced levels in Australian universities, and their motivations for continuing.
In the wake of ongoing pressure on language programs in Australia, and the ongoing challenge of transition between online and in-class teaching, this project provides vital insights into how Japanese language students understand their learning journey, common trends in this journey, and the impact of Covid-19 on their motivation and engagement.
This seminar is intended to encourage debate amongst Japanese language educators as to the needs and expectations of their students beyond what they see in the classroom.
The seminar will brainstorm issues arising from the project findings, which include
- the important relationship between the study of Japanese language and ongoing strong interest in Japanese culture
- the relationship between in-class Japanese language study and opportunities to use Japanese outside the classroom
- COVID – positive and negative impacts
The seminar will be held online on 4th May 2022 at 5:00pm (AEST).
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