Secondary school student Responses to learning the Japanese language at a distance in New Zealand

Authors

  • Setsuo Otsuka Victoria University of Wellington
  • Ken Stevens Victoria University of Wellington

Keywords:

distance education, e-learning, distance learning, language learning, Japanese language

Abstract

This paper describes both the positive and negative aspects of learning the Japanese language at a distance as experienced by secondary school students. Among the former students identified flexibility and teacher' objectivity', and among the latter the lack of face-to-face interaction with both teachers and peers. Based on these responses the authors offer some recommendations and discuss the policy implications.

Author Biographies

Setsuo Otsuka, Victoria University of Wellington

Department of Education

Ken Stevens, Victoria University of Wellington

Department of Education

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