S-Space College of Education (사범대학) Foreign Language Education Research Institute (외국어교육연구소) 외국어교육연구 (Foreign Language Education Research) 외국어교육연구 (Foreign Language Education Research) vol.03 (2000)
한·일 문화교류의 확대와 일본어 교육의 방향: 문화와 공존하는 외국어 교육
Toward the expansion of Korea-Japan cultural exchange and Japanese education
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- 서울대학교 외국어교육연구소
- 외국어교육연구, Vol.3, pp. 33-43
- The education of Japanese in Korea will be heavily influenced by the recent cultural exchanges between Korea and Japan and the introduction of new educational systems. Therefore, it is imperative that we be prepared to adjust ourselves to the changing international environment. To study the language of a country is to understand her culture or to acquire the means to understand it. Japan has made steady efforts to expand the education of Japanese in other countries as a way of helping foreigners better understand Japan and the Japanese. There have been civilian programs for that particular objective as well as. the Government-directed projects such as financial supports for a large number of foreign students. Paying attention to the Japanese efforts, it is time for us to reexamine our educational system of Japanese. We should not forget the past history in relation with Japan. But we should not ignore the present reality, either. We are witnessing the ever-increasing inflow of Japanese culture in Korea. We need to realize that an objective and precise understanding of Japan and the Japanese culture is needed for the best interest of our country. That is the reason why I argue for a search for a new method of Japanese education.