Stirring the ‘Language Policy Soup’
Japanese in Language Education Policies in France and Finland
This paper compares and contrasts the ‘Japanese language policy soup’ as it is currently cooked in a bottom-up and top-down manner in schools in two EU countries, France and Finland, with different culinary and educational traditions and practices. The Authors describe and analyse not solely the end result, Japanese language education at schools, but also the roles of the various stakeholders who partake in Japanese language policy making in the French and Finnish language ecologies.
Keywords: Upper secondary school • Japanese Language Education • Finland • Language Education Policy • France