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Studies on the Teaching of Asian Languages in the 21st Century

Editor(s): Hüseyin İçen, Seniye Vural
Contributors: Ashutosh Anand, Noor Hanim Rahmat, Tatsuya Sokaue, Yoshiko Muraki, Fatemeh Jafari, Alihan Havus, Shih-Ching Huang,

Book Description

In recent years, there has been an increasing demand for, and rapid development in, the learning and teaching of Asian languages as a foreign language throughout the world. Many governments recognize that Asian languages are of strategic economic importance, and thus they are now offered as a foreign language by a great number of schools and higher education institutions.

This book contains chapters written by different authors from several countries on key issues and problems in the teaching of the Chinese, Russian, Farsi, Japanese and Malaysian languages, and some comparative studies. The contributors here explore future directions in the teaching of Asian languages in the 21st century.

The ten chapters of the book have been prepared by the authors using the scholarly papers they presented at the Second International Symposium on Asian Languages and Literatures (ADES), which was held on 3–4 May 2012 at Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey, under the title of “Teaching of Asian Languages in the 21st Century”.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-5574-7
ISBN-10: 1-4438-5574-X
Date of Publication: 01/04/2014
Pages / Size: 176 / A5
Price: £39.99


Dr Ali Küçükler is an Associate Professor at Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey. He graduated from the Department of Indology of the Faculty of Letters of Ankara University and received his MA and PhD on Indology from the same university. He became an Assistant Professor in 2009, before becoming an Associate Professor in 2013. Dr Küçükler has served as the Head of Indology Department at Erciyes University since 2009. He has published a book entitled Hindistan’da Bilimin Öncüleri: Vedik Matematik (The Pioneers of Science in India: Vedic Mathematics), and is also the author several articles on Indian literature and culture.

Dr Hüseyin İçen is a former Assistant Professor of English. Dr İçen received his BA and MA degrees from Hacettepe University, Turkey, and his PhD on English Drama from Ankara University, Turkey. He undertook research on the teaching of English and English literature at the universities of Leeds and London, UK. Dr İçen became an Assistant Professor in 1998, teaching English and English Literature at several universities in Turkey, and is now retired. He has published several books on English and American writers, and designed, prepared and contributed to several dictionaries, both monolingual and bilingual. He has also translated two books from English into Turkish, and is the author of numerous articles in Turkish literary and academic journals on Turkish and English languages and literatures. Dr İçen is currently editing a literary journal published in Ankara, Turkey, and is interested in quotation collecting.