University EFL hiring: garbage in, garbage out

In this “letter to the Minister of Education”, Karmo Tharn , argues that practices in university English departments in Japan are often harmful to the acquisition of English as a foreign language. Over the past decade, rather than making an effort to make education in Japan more international by having more tenured foreign instructors, the university industry has opted to have more part-time Japanese and foreign instructors.  Japan Times, May 11, 2010. Read the whole article…

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