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
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kanji, hanzi, learning, spaced repetition, SRS, components, radicals
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:du-22579OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-22579DiVA: diva2:946289