Japanese Language Education in India

Japanese Language Education in India

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Japanese language education in India has experienced a boom in recent years, helping it to begin to catch up with foreign languages more traditionally popular among Indians, such as French and German. A 2006 survey by the Japan Foundation showed 369 teachers teaching 11,011 students at 106 different institutions; the number of students nearly doubled since the 2005 survey. The earliest Japanese language courses in India were established in the 1950s; the Ministry of Defence began offering a course through their affiliated language school in 1954, while the Japan-India Cooperation Association in Mumbai set up a Japanese class in 1958. Academic attention followed slowly; the University of Delhi established their Japan Studies Centre in 1969, the University of Pune established a course in the language in 1977, and New Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University began to offer a doctorate in the language beginning in 1982. However, the language did not enjoy much popularity until the late 1990s. The growth of interest in the Japanese language took place in a short time, in spite of government inaction from both the Japanese and Indian side.
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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135985701
  • 9786135985702