Correlation of Factors Influencing Japanese Proficiency Among Undergraduates at Two Sites in Vietnam (79648)

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The global popularity of the Japanese language has underscored the challenges associated with attaining proficiency in diverse linguistic contexts. This cross-sectional study, conducted in 2023, involved 142 undergraduate students across two sites in Vietnam. The investigation aimed to elucidate the factors influencing Japanese language skills, with a particular emphasis on perceived proficiency, study motives, demographic variables, academic factors, self-esteem, and family dynamics. Employing correlation analysis, key determinants linked to Japanese language proficiency were identified, including academic major, age, grade, duration of Japanese language study, English proficiency, and local student status. Notably, listening and speaking skills were reported as the least developed among the four language skills, followed by writing and reading. Motives significantly associated with perceived Japanese proficiency encompassed the aspiration to work using Japanese language and the intention to teach Japanese. Furthermore, motives correlated with perceived speaking and listening skills included interest in manga and anime, communication with people, travel experiences, and a fondness for the Japanese language. These findings provide insights into the factors influencing Japanese proficiency among the targeted students. The implications suggest a need for tailored educational approaches to optimize language learning outcomes, particularly regarding the enhancement of speaking and listening skills.

Hoang-Nam Tran, Tokushima University, Japan
Ngoc-Quang Phan, Thai Binh University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Vietnam
Tuan-Dat Pham, Thai Binh University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Vietnam
Quang-Huy Le, Ho Chi Minh City University of Foreign Languages and Information Technology, Vietnam
Thi-Phuong-Thu Nguyen, Ho Chi Minh City University of Foreign Languages and Information Technology, Vietnam

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Dr HoangNam Tran is a University Assistant Professor/Lecturer at Tokushima University in Japan

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Posted by Clive Staples Lewis

Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00