Tag Archives: ‘Native speaker’ teachers of English

Panel targets English proficiency

A short report about Ministry of Education proposals for foreigners and Japanese teachers with excellent English to be hired as regular school teachers and other measures to improve English education. Japan Times, July 14, 2011. Read the whole article here…. … Continue reading

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Should the JET Programme be axed?

An article by Charles Januzzi, a teacher at Fukui university that argues that the JET programme should not be ended but should changed radically. Rather than supporting the cultural hegemony (power) of Anglophone (‘native’ English-speaking countries) by bringing ‘native’ speakers … Continue reading

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