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Students' views on the learning of kanji: A study the views and experiences of students at the Swedish universities concerning the teaching and learning of Chinese characters as used in Japanese
Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Japanese.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Kanji, the Chinese characters adopted to write the Japanese language, is often mentioned as

one of the most difficult aspects of mastering said language. This is especially said about people

from outside the Sinosphere i.e. PRC, Taiwan, North and South Korea, Japan and Vietnam. In the

following thesis 12 students studying the Japanese language at Swedish universities were

interviewed about their experiences when it comes to learning and being taught about kanji.

A chapter summarizing some of the research that is relevant to this thesis is also included.

Topics touched upon in this and the result chapter include the desire for more structured approach to

kanji learning based on breaking down the characters into elemental components, spaced repetition

(SRS), mnemonics.

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Keyword [en]
Kanji, hanzi, learning, spaced repetition, SRS, components, radicals
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-22579OAI: diva2:946289
Available from: 2016-07-05 Created: 2016-07-05

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