Aug 17

According to a letter published in the Japan Times by a Nara-based Japanese teacher of English, high schools will be required to teach English class in English.  And she doesn’t think the schools will be ready.

Here’s an excerpt:

Beginning in 2013, high school English classes are to be taught in English. New guidelines from the education ministry also state that English grammar should no longer be taught as a whole subject but instead incorporated with expressions and vocabulary of the new textbook “English Communication I-III.”

Here’s the link to the full letter:

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