Of all the Asian nations that seek ESL instruction, the demand is higher in Japan than anywhere else. As one of the world leaders in international trade, the ability to speak conversational English is very important to Japanese businessmen and citizens in general. English instruction is so popular there that they actually have something called "conversation lounges" where Japanese citizens pay to speak with native English speakers.
Spotlight: Japan\'s new teaching guidelines on territorial claims hugely damaging for future generations
TOKYO, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) -- Japanese education ministry's move to issue new curriculum guidelines to teach students that China's Diaoyu Islands and a group of disputed islets controlled by South Korea are "inherent" territories of Japan has riled the ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 15 Feb 2017 07:47:00 GMT
Taking one year to teach English in South Korea completely changed my life
I had a journalism degree on the way and a ton of wanderlust, so I figured I'd go to Prague ? a cheapish place to get an English teaching ... Japan earlier this year, Japanese conservatives flipped out, saying she's not really Japanese. South Korea ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 22 May 2015 22:15:00 GMT
Robot English Teachers Start Work in South Korean Schools
Almost 30 robots have started teaching English to youngsters in a South Korean city, education officials said ... or leave in three months for a better-paying job in Japan ... all you need is a repair and upgrade every once in a while."
Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Dec 2010 00:13:00 GMT
Robots likely to be used in classrooms as learning tools, not teachers
But our research shows that while students enjoy learning with robots, teachers are slightly reluctant ... Humanoid robots are being widely utilised in classrooms in many countries including, Japan and South Korea. Pepper the robot from Softbank Robotics ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 06 Nov 2016 16:00:00 GMT
South Asian Youth Giving Circle teaches younger generation about charity
The group participated in a program called "Be the Change South Asian Youth Giving Circle ... The chapter stays busy in the summer. Up next is the Youth English Speech Contest on June 30 at Collin College and a convention Aug. 18 at the Renaissance ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 11 Jun 2018 16:21:00 GMT
?Mother-tongue teaching policy to blame? as Hong Kong slides down English proficiency index for second year in a row
In 2011 and 2013, Hong Kong ranked higher than South Korea and Japan, but both placed above ... a proficient English speaker herself. Mo said the government's mother-tongue teaching policy, adopted since the handover in 1997, should be blamed for the ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 04 Nov 2015 22:27:00 GMT
Pisa tests: UK stagnates as Shanghai tops league table
Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt called on Mr Gove to take some responsibility for the lack of progress and said the results showed that collaboration between schools and teachers was ... Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan are among the ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 03 Dec 2013 03:59:00 GMT
Trump-Kim summit: the English school giving North Korean defectors a voice is not holding its breath for peace
According to Casey Lartigue, who with South Korean researcher Eunkoo Lee founded Teach North Korean Refugees (TNKR), one of the most prominent English schools in Seoul ... small numbers in Japan, Thailand and the Philippines, but more than 31,000 in ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 10 Jun 2018 08:06:18 GMT
2018 Japan Cuts Announces Lineup
In English, Japanese ... finds Takeshi Kitano?s Otomo on South Korea?s idyllic Jeju island running enforcement for Chang (Tokio Kaneda) in regional organized crime. The heap of bodies Otomo left on mainland Japan created an opening for the Hanabishi ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 11 Jun 2018 11:43:00 GMT
South Korean missionaries fearful as crackdown on \'infiltration\' in China gathers pace
An officer at Japan?s embassy meanwhile said ... missionaries have flocked to China ? working as English teachers, businesspeople or studying ? since the 1980s, when the nation began to open up. South Korean missionaries numbered nearly 4,000 ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 10 Jun 2018 04:06:38 GMT