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Japan far behind in global language of business

This article compares attitudes to and policies for learning and using English in Japan with Korea, and China, looking at issues such as study abroad in English-speaking countries, English classes at elementary school level, English in business, and testing of … Continue reading

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English big business, and growing

This article looks at how private companies are providing English education for elementary school children now the government has made it an objective to develop the English of firth and six grade students,¬†particularly Benesse corporation which teaches English to 1 … Continue reading

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Elementary school English: Ready or not

Poor English skills and coordination with visiting English speakers are just two of the problems worrying elementary school teachers as the government’s two-year transition period to inaugurate weekly classes in the language begins next month. This article looks at the … Continue reading

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