Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education Issue 23
2020-03-01 発行

Japanese University Students’ Hungarian Language Learning Experiences: A Multiple Case Study

日本人留学生によるハンガリー語修得に関する考察 : 現地でのケース・スタディの報告
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This paper illuminates four Japanese university students’ experiences of Hungarian language learning, during study abroad, in the form of a multiple case study. It seeks to address the participants’ self-perceived Hungarian language competence and their actual proficiency as well as its contribution to their professional careers. Data were collected in the form of in-depth and follow-up interviews about students’ Hungarian language learning. Further, participants answered a questionnaire about their self-perceived Hungarian language competence, followed by a Hungarian language test to measure their actual language proficiency. In addition, Facebook posts about language learning were used as authentic study abroad materials. Findings suggest that students’ self-perceived proficiency was mainly consistent with their actual proficiency and learning Hungarian contributed to their professional lives in terms of becoming more intercultural, global individuals.
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