ARPHA Proceedings 4: 640-649, doi: 10.3897/ap.e4.e0640
Self-study book of the Japanese Language: theory and practice of development
expand article infoMariya N. Mizgulina, Grigory O. Misochko, Vladlena A. Fedianina
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The relevance of this study lies in the need to create learning materials that meet the needs of modern society in the field of teaching foreign languages, and the Japanese language, in particular. The role of a Japanese language self-study book is especially growing in the context of distance learning as well as lifelong learning and supplementary education that have been in demand in recent years. This paper analyzes the conceptual foundations of a self-study book of the Japanese language and their implementation in the self-study book by M.N. Mizgulina “Japanese: The Best Self-Study Book" designed for beginner Japanese language learners. The analysis of the methodological literature on the problem of creating textbooks reveals the following: 1) the self-study book “Japanese: The Best Self-Study Book” was developed on the basis of modern methods and approaches, 2) it aims at achieving learning outcomes, and 3) it allows individualized learning to be fully implemented. The results of the analysis of conceptual foundations and their practical implementation in this self-study book at various levels (e.g., methodological, goal-setting, learning content, structure, communicative development, sociocultural development, language-specific features) demonstrate that “Japanese: The Best Self-Study Book” can be used as a model for creating self-study books for subsequent levels of Japanese language learning.
Japanese language, Japanese language self-study book