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A Study on the Learning Motivation, Level of Interest, and Perception of Japanese Learners —Focusing on College Students Majoring in Tourism—

  • 日本硏究
  • 2020, (53), pp.29-48
  • DOI : 10.20404/jscau.2020.08.53.29
  • Publisher : The Center for Japanese Studies
  • Research Area : Humanities > Japanese Language and Literature
  • Received : July 8, 2020
  • Accepted : July 30, 2020
  • Published : August 20, 2020

Kim Yoon-hee 1

1백석예술대학교

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ABSTRACT

The survey results are as follows. First, In a survey regarding the level of interest in Japan, the subjects found Japanese tourist attractions and food more interesting, while finding Japanese sports and celebrities less interesting. Second, In a survey regarding the perception of Japanese elements, the subjects had more than average levels of positive perception on the Japanese language, an average perception of the Japanese nation and its people, and a highly positive perception on Japanese tourist attractions. Third, In terms of motivations that formed perceptions about Japan, the following positive elements(66.44%) were found, in order of the level of their influence: Comicsㆍanimationㆍcharacters>tourism experience> Japanese food, film>cultureㆍlanguage, fashionㆍcosmetics>TVㆍdrama>video contentsㆍ social media,acquaintances>musicㆍsingers> books>sports. The following negative elements(33.56%) were found, in order of the level of their influence: history>politicsㆍ social issues> environment. Fourth, In terms of motivation for learning the Japanese language, the subjects indicated higher internal motivational factors(66.51%) than external ones(33.49%). The following learning motivations were found, in the order of their importance: Career advancement>travel preparations>access to popular culture>advance foreign language skills>college credit acquisition>linked learning> surrounding influence> language and cultural access>new foreign language exploration

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