Japanese Language Education in the United States

Japanese Language Education in the United States

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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 the United States began in the late 19th century, aimed mainly at Japanese American children and conducted by parents and community institutions. Over the course of the next century, it would slowly expand to include non-Japanese as well as native speakers. A 2006 survey of foreign-language learners by the Japan Foundation found 3,217 teachers teaching the Japanese language to 117,969 students at 1,092 different institutions, a decrease of 16% in the number of students since the 2005 survey. The earliest Japanese language instruction in the United States was aimed at heritage speakers. Japanese immigration to Hawaii began in 1868, and to the mainland in 1869. Issei parents, worrying about the increasing Americanization of their nisei children, established Japanese schools outside of the regular school system to teach the language and culture of their ancestral country. In Hawaii, the first schools were established in the 1890s; by 1920, the schools enrolled 98% of all Japanese American children in Hawaii. Statistics for 1934 showed 183 schools teaching a total of 41,192 students.show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Cel Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135976680
  • 9786135976687