Japan: Ready for English?

Francis Hult francis.hult at utsa.edu
Mon Apr 11 13:06:09 UTC 2011

The Japan Times


Ready for English?


Fifth- and sixth-grade teachers will have one new worry starting this month - teaching English. All elementary schools must introduce compulsory foreign language lessons. Despite the difficulties of implementing this national strategy for English education, it is high time Japan took its English level more seriously. Only North Korea scores lower than Japan on the TOEFL exam in the Asian region. 


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