Not guilty as charged: Do the university entrance exams in Japan affect what is taught?

This short academic article by Michael Stout argues that although English entrance exams for university have often been blamed for causing problems with English teaching in Japan, entrance exams these days actually have little negative or positive effect on the way English is taught. The article looks briefly at the history of English exams and criticisms of them before arguing they have little impact on teaching. ELT Journal, spring 2003. Read all this article.

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