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Attrition and Performance in Japanese Language Courses: A Study of Articulation Between the High School and University Levels
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
© 1997 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 30, Issue 3, pages 327–334, October 1997
How to Cite
Watt, Y. I. (1997), Attrition and Performance in Japanese Language Courses: A Study of Articulation Between the High School and University Levels. Foreign Language Annals, 30: 327–334. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.1997.tb02355.x
- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
ABSTRACT As the number of students who enter colleges and universities with high school Japanese training has increased, articulation between high school- and university-level Japanese language instruction has become a matter of concern. In order to add to our understanding of the problem of articulation, the author conducted a two-year study in which students with high school Japanese language instruction were compared to those who began their study after entering Indiana University. Their attrition and performance through the first four semesters of instruction were compared. This article reports the finding of that study.