- 日本語教育方法研究会誌 (ISSN:18813968)
- vol.21, no.1, pp.52-53, 2014-03-15 (Released:2017-05-18)
In this paper, I analyze how Japanese textbooks for prospective foreign caregivers teach the euphemistic polite expressions which caregivers should use with their patients. In order to obtain a license as a caregiver in Japan, foreigners must pass an exam demonstrating proficiency in the Japanese language. Because foreign caregivers may experience cultural confusion in addressing their patients because of many euphemistic Japanese expressions, textbooks explain the importance of polite ways to express euphemistic issues. Textbooks don't distinguish between ways to speak about technical terms and general ones, this paper focuses on how textbooks teach the euphemistic expression of general terms.