Evaluation of Japanese – English dual linguistic education system at Faculty of Dentistry Hiroshima University Ketut Suardita, Hiroko Oka, and Takashi Takata
Department of International Collaboration Development for Dentistry Faculty of Dentistry, Hiroshima University
Hiroshima University Faculty of Dentistry since 2011 began to implement the International Dental Course program. The purpose of this program is to develop Asia-based global collaboration in dental education and researches. At the first year of the program, three students from sister faculty has been accepted to study for 4 years. In the second year has received 3 students. Language is key factors of the successfully of the international program. As we know, language is a tool for learning and understanding. Language has a significant effect in the education process and cultural adaptation of the students. In the implementation of the International Dental Course, we developed a Japanese - English dual linguistic education system where all the lectures given in two languages, Japanese and English. Using this dual linguistic system is expected the students can receive all course materials provided by the lecturer. Since English is not a mother language for both of the lecturers and students and the other hand Japanese is not mother language for the international students, there is a possible difficulty in delivering the material of lecture. In this study we want to evaluate the dual linguistic education system at Faculty of Dentistry Hiroshima University. The participants in this study were 19 Japanese students and 3 international students, all of them were second grade students. At the end of semester they filled a questionnaire that was design to provide information about the affectivity of dual linguistic program. The questionnaire including 5 points: 1) Did they prepare themselves before the lecture; 2) could they understand the lecture explanation (Japanese part and English part); 3) could...
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