Generating motivation in minor language education: A case of Hungarian in Japan

Mari Okamoto


In this paper I describe the landscape of Hungarian language in Japan and analyse problems that occur. I describe my teaching experience at a Japanese university and suggest an effective manner of teaching a minor language, in terms of both goal setting and methodology. Specifically, I present a potentially effective pedagogy to instruct minor languages, which I have adopted in my bilingual booklets projects. Bilateral activities between language learners and target language speakers are utilized in this project, which ultimately promote language learning motivation. 


Hungarian language teaching; Japanese; ultra-minor languages; Hungarian-Japanese bilateral learning; bilingual project

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ISSN 1736-9290 (print)
ISSN 2228-3854 (online)