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English Education in the Japanese school system

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English Education in the Japanese school system

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  1. English Education in the Japanese school system • Globalization has made English in to a great tool • Japan is realizing importance of English education • TOEFL/TOICE is becoming more popular • English Language classes are popular amongst children • Now days, elementary school have English classes

  2. Interview of elementary school English teachers • Purpose • To have children adapt to English easier • New things are learned faster at a younger age • To grow more children that are interested in English • Classes are held once or twice a month, approximately an hour for each class • Native speaker comes to class about five times a year • Curriculum consists mainly of speaking and communication

  3. Interview of elementary school English teachers • Negative points • Some of the children won’t learn English well • Some children get the impression that they are able to “use” English • End up having hollow confidence • Able to communicate, but not read

  4. Reading and Writing • Reading and writing are necessary skills • In order to do this vocabulary is a necessity • Problems of vocabulary • Difficult to predict what words will become necessary in the future • Children interests differ from one another • Some force is necessary, but children’s interests is also important

  5. English vs Japanese • Opinionates believe that English language and culture is talking over Japanese traditions • Reason • Decline in the areas of Japanese vocabulary and grammar • “Kanji” the Chinese letters used in Japanese • Cause of teaching more than children can handle

  6. English vs Japanese • Seminars POV • English education can’t be all cause • Reason • Can be possible that computers are reason for decline • Programs have no use for “Kanji” • Type in the word and changed automatically • Without practice any skill will dull and sometimes fade

  7. Japan’s Opinion • Children are learning English better • More Japanese going over seas to find opportunities • Some problems still exit • Education system of teaching English is evolving • Over all affects seems to be on the rise

  8. Conclusion • Motivation • Experience • Practice

  9. Thank your for your attention!