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Title: Spezifisch japanische TestDaF-Disparitäten: Geringe Akzeptanz des Prüfungsformats in Japan versus relativ hohe Akzeptanz unter Auslandsjapanern
Author: Guido Josef Oebel
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Institution: Saga National University
Linguistic Field: Language Acquisition
Subject Language: German
Subject LANGUAGE Family: Germanic
Abstract: This paper investigates why TestDaF - the officially certified and recognized university entrance exam proofing sufficient knowledge of the German language which is comparable to TOEFL - is only insignificantly made use of by Japanese students in Japan intending to take up a study at universities in German speaking countries. On the other hand, there is an evident disparity regarding Japanese students outside Japan who outnumber their fellow-examinees back home more then ten times.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: In Progress
Venue: München: Iudicium
Publication Info: Info Daf Informationen Deutsch als Fremdsprache
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