POINT OF VIEW/ Kumiko Torikai: Japan needs new paradigm of English education

This is an interview with Kumiko Torikai, a Rikkyo University professor and former professional simultaneous translator who teaches English language courses on radio and television. In the interview, she discusses the balance between a focus on grammar and communication in English education in Japan and calls for a shift in the teaching of English in Japan away from British and American English to the type of non-standard international English spoken by non-native speakers who are now the majority users of English in the world. Read the whole interview here…

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