Japan launches primary push to teach English

With just weeks to go before English becomes a compulsory subject atJapan‘s primary schools, doubts surround the boldest attempt in decades to improve the country’s language skills, and its ability to compete overseas with rival Asian economies.

The new curriculum is to be introduced after intense lobbying from the business community, amid fears that Japan’s competitive edge could be blunted unless it takes English communication as seriously as China and South Korea. Guardian, 8 March 2011. Read the whole article…

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