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The AJE Summit 2020 Report: The Past, Present and Future of Japanese Language Education in Europe

Takuya Kojima    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia; Nagasaki University, Japan    

Marcella Mariotti    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

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abstract

Associations of teachers of Japanese play an indispensable role in assisting not only teachers but also learners and impacting society by offering resources and opportunities for the growth of in-service teachers and pre-service teachers such as postgraduate students. Enhancing the quality of the resources and opportunities is expected to become effective when they know each other, learn from each other and work together. For this purpose, the Association of Japanese Language Teachers in Europe hosted a summit where the representatives of 22 European countries gathered to discuss the current and the future of Japanese language education in Europe. The aim of the current report is to present general but up-to-date information about the teachers, learners, institutions, associations, and features and challenges of each country. Furthermore, this report will illustrate the key discussions of the summit on the challenges and the possible actions for the viable future of Japanese language education in Europe. The Authors hope to contribute to creating the reference points for larger future studies on such associations while reflecting on the impact the summit possibly had.

Published
June 30, 2021
Submitted
April 19, 2021
Language
EN
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