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Authors: Siebenhütter, Stefanie
Title: Motivations, hopes, and expectations of untrained Japanese teachers and implications for future online teaching of Japanese as a foreign language
訓練を受けていない日本語教師の動機、希 望、期待、および将来のオンライン日本語教 育への影響
Online publication date: 23-May-2023
Year of first publication: 2023
Language: english
Abstract: This qualitative research investigates the motivations, hopes, and expectations of 10 Japanese native speakers who became online teachers of Japanese during the COVID-19 restrictions in 2020. The data allow for deep qualitative analysis of native speakers and focus on the reasons for becoming a language teacher, circumstances forcing them to shift work and opportunity to continue or quit online teaching after the restrictions abate. The main questions discussed are (a) the motivation to continue with Japanese online teaching even when returning to a prior position is possible, (b) unexpected experiences while being a Japanese teacher and (c) the advantages and disadvantages of teaching their mother tongue. The paper analyses Japanese teachers’ feelings, hopes and motivations related to their new profession and implications for changes in language-teaching, and digital work. As a result, findings suggest that untrained Japanese teachers can succeed in their teaching activities and thus become a competition for trained Japanese teachers.
DDC: 150 Psychologie
150 Psychology
370 Erziehung
370 Education
400 Sprache
400 Language
490 Andere Sprachen
490 Other languages
Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Department: FB 05 Philosophie und Philologie
Place: Mainz
URN: urn:nbn:de:hebis:77-openscience-597f8cc5-287c-4b7c-865a-6d6a8f073cac3
Version: Original work
Publication type: Arbeitspapier
License: CC BY
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Extent: 20 Seiten
Annotation: Konferenzbeitrag zu: The 36th Annual JLTANE Conference, Japanese Language Teachers’ Association of New England, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, Saturday, May 13, 2023
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