Japanese Language Education in India
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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- 05 Aug 2011
- United States