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Why are Asian languages increasing in Australia, whereas European languages are declining?

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Transcript of Why are Asian languages increasing in Australia, whereas European languages are declining?

[2] I- Context and background Plan [1]Justin. [Online] 2010. http://www.free-clep-prep.com/images/French1.jpg
[2]Immigration To Australia. [Online] 2011. http://immigration2australia.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/australia_kangaroo.jpg Introduction
I- Context and background
II- Major findings from the study
III- Benefits of the experience
Conclusion I- Context and background I- Context and background [1] - Interviews and survey
- 40 respondents: half 30+ and 30-
- Studied languages:
Asian: Japanese, Chinese (Mandarin), Korean, Indonesian
European: French, Spanish, German, Italian * * II- Major findings from the study I-1) Main reasons of the shift from European to Asian languages
- Evolution of people’s opinion on languages
- The Government endeavour
- Decreasing support of European descendants
- Decreasing interest in foreign languages I-2) The study context II- Major findings overall I-1) Major findings on Japanese
- Evolution of people’s opinion on languages
- The Government endeavour
- Decreasing support of European descendants
- Decreasing interest in foreign languages Older respondents What is the Language Other Than English(LOTE) that you have studied the most? Younger respondents II- Major findings on Japanese
- Economic success and Government support


- Interest in the Japanese culture


- Decreasing support of European descendants


- Decreasing interest in foreign languages *Justin. [Online] 2010.http://www.free-clep-prep.com/images/French1.jpg * * *Justin. [Online] 2010.http://www.free-clep-prep.com/images/French1.jpg [3] [2] [1]Justin. [Online] 2010.http://www.free-clep-prep.com/images/French1.jpg
[2]Justin. [Online] 2010.http://www.free-clep-prep.com/images/French1.jpg
[3]Justin. [Online] 2010.http://www.free-clep-prep.com/images/French1.jpg [1] Older respondents What languages were proposed at your school? Economic success and Government support Decreasing support of European descendants II- Major findings on Korean Younger respondents Older respondents What languages were proposed at your school? Stephen: "I love mangas. I am dying to go to Animania. I already booked my ticket" II-1) Major findings on Asian languages II-1 Major findings on Japanese Young generation respondents learnt Asian languages whereas the older generation didn't. Younger respondents What level of importance do you give to those foreign languages ? - Most important language to learn II- Major findings on Chinese - Threatened Concurrence from other Asian languages II- Major findings on Indonesian How nice would you rate the studied languages (/10) ? - Most famous tourist destination Kathleen: "France is so romantic!" a) Teaching and learning Favourite travel destinations II-2-1) Major findings on French b) Cultural Attractiveness Tiffany: "Italy is [..] one of the nicest
country I have visited” Antonio: "Learning Italian is a way
to reconnect with my roots" a) Teaching and learning II-2-2) Major findings on Italian Older respondents What languages were proposed at your school? a) Teaching and learning II- Major findings on Spanish Younger respondents b) Economy a) Teaching and learning II- Major findings on German What is your level of proficiency in those languages? Peter, has german parents, but can't hardly speak the language Andrew: "I always remind my friends
that it is Europe’s largest economy” 2 3 4 1 II-1) Major findings on Asian languages 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 Low support from European descendants
Easier to learn and nicer III) Benefits of the experience 1 2 3 4
Linguistic and
communication
improvement
A good understanding
of the Australian culture
A big plus to my resume Stephen could hardly have a conversation in Japanese even though he learnt for 5 years Largest source of foreign students, tourists and investment David: "Chinese speaking job candidates would have more chances to be hired." Kevin Rudd, former Australia prime minister is Chinese-literate b) The Korean Popular Culture II- Major findings on Korean Diana likes going to K-pop shops a) The state of the learning a) Learning and teaching b)Culture b) Culture Marguerite: "I love everything
in Bali: dance performances, historical temples, [...]" Alexis: "I love latin America." She finds
Spanish very "sexy" Why are Asian languages growing in Australia,
whereas European languages are declining? Wikipedia. [Online] 2009. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hanyu.png * 1 2 3 4
Asian economic boom However,
Hard to master Conclusion II-2) Major findings on Asian languages II-2) Major findings on European languages II-2) Major findings on European languages Strong support
of Asian migrants - Most taught Asian language - Second hardest language - Fear to compete with Chinese background learners Questions? - Japanese Popular culture famous among young people a) Teaching and learning b) Culture a) Teaching and learning b) Businessmen and Government Support - less famous because
of Chinese and Japanese - Third Asian language - Large source of migrants - became famous mostly because of the
geographical proximity Cultural fascination Europe remoteness and
economic slowdown - Nicest languages - One of the easiest
- Most famous European language - Easiest language to learn
- Large migrant community - One of the top tourist destinations - Most difficult European language - Low support from German descendants -European Economic Powerhouse - recent soar in popularity b) Growing importance - Still modest - Remoteness of Spanish-speaking
countries -One of the most important languages (survey) - Rising travel destinations A new perspective of the world
Asian languages (mostly Chinese and Japanese) : The "Asian Century". Kathleen : "France is so romantic" European languages (mostly German): European slowdown
English is a global language: Low foreign languages skills It was an invaluable experience
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