This paper investigates the reality of liberal education for basic Japanese, examines how students evaluate their Japanese classes, and devises how to achieve expertism and diversity for Japanese classes that are required for globalized world.
Specifically speaking, checking students of basic (Japanese 1 and 2) Japanese classes at Kyunbgpook National University, this study examines the effects of the classes on the students of each specialization, the relationship between their classes and specializations, the degree of reflection of students’ needs, and the usefulness of classes. In addition, this paper stresses the necessity of stepwise need-based Japanese education and provides the method of how to improve our teaching. For this, we offered a course, Japanese for Science and Engineering Students, in the spring semester of 2011 at Kyungpook National University, which focuses on Japanese education for students of science and engineering. In this course, we used a textbook, Japanese for Science and Engineering Students, prepared for need-based Japanese education.
Throughout a series of research results, it served as a momentum for ascertaining the fact that Japanese language learners acutely feel the necessity of education for Personalized Japanese, which is differentiated and specialized.
It is needed to vitalize the phase in chances for the development of teaching materials, Personalized Japanese, such as Japanese for Social Science Students, and Japanese for Human Science Students after improving the latest material, Japanese for Science and Engineering Students by reflecting the learners’ valuation and collecting the experts’ opinion.