Japan: “English education and English sheepdogs”

This article, published in the Japan Times, takes a light-hearted look at English language teaching in Japan and may well strike a chord with teachers around the world.

“Prime Minister Shinzo Abe aims to globalize Japan’s workforce and says that Japan must become more competitive in the English language. This has touched off a debate among native English teachers, Japanese who teach English, Japanese speakers who don’t speak English, and English sheepdogs owned by both Japanese and English speakers.” … To continue reading, click here.

English in Japan

© http://www.kotaku.com.au/2011/01/forget-dragons-japans-biggest-quest-is-for-english/

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