The Use of Anime in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language

Volume 5 - Issue 2
Yee Han Chan Ngan Ling Wong
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The study of popular culture is now becoming an emerging research area within the field of education. While many studies have confirmed that students' interest in anime has driven much of enrolment in Japanese language courses, the impact of using anime as a teaching tool has not been studied thoroughly in teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language (JFL) classroom. This paper attempts to propose a model that can be used to plan lessons by using anime as a teaching tool in JFL classroom. By introducing the teaching idea of using anime in a Japanese language classroom, the present study is hoped to be able to encourage more Japanese language teacher to consider seriously about the use of anime in teaching JFL.


  • anime
  • cartoon
  • Japanese as a Foreign Language
  • language education
  • popular culture
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