Fundamental Specialized Physics Terms for International Students in the Sciences
- KOMIYA Chizuko
- Graduate School of Japanese Applied Linguistics, Waseda University
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Undergraduate international students studying the sciences at universities need to gain a command of fundamental specialized terms equivalent to the high school graduate level. This study attempted to identify a list of vocabulary that should be learned in order to gain a command of fundamental physics terms in an efficient manner. The study drew on indexes of terms from 26 junior and senior high school textbooks in three physics-related subjects, and identified 476 target terms listed in 50% or more of the indexes for each individual subject. These accounted for approximately 26% of all terms.
- The journal of Japanese Language Education Methods
The journal of Japanese Language Education Methods 21 (2), 48-49, 2014
Japanese Language Education Methods