Developing e-learning system of Japanese language for foreign students in Japan

Masako Furukawa, Asuka Ichihara, Shingo Imai

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Abstract

In this paper, we describe the e-learning system for Japanese language we are developing.Japanese language education for foreign student is the one of the fields that is appropriate for e-learning. However, there are neither sufficient contents nor systems that are successful in sustaining motivation of users.Our project team proposes a content set with various devices to maintain learners' motivation.Such devices produce not a passive study style but an active, autonomous study style using web-based learning.It will provide conversation practice by using avatars, courses with stories and simulating games, and a web-based learners' dictionary.It will also provide a platform for interactions among learners and between learners and Japanese native speaking volunteers through a self-organized SNS and/or web phones.The whole of the content and system will be accessible by all of the higher education institutions in Japan.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2011
Pages21-23
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event19th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2011 - Chiang Mai
Duration: 2011 Nov 282011 Dec 2

Other

Other19th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2011
CityChiang Mai
Period11/11/2811/12/2

Keywords

  • Avatar
  • E-learning
  • Japanese language learning
  • Simulation game
  • SNS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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    Furukawa, M., Ichihara, A., & Imai, S. (2011). Developing e-learning system of Japanese language for foreign students in Japan. In Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2011 (pp. 21-23)