I have now uploaded my blog entry on “The best way to learn Japanese.” Look forward to reading your comments.
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At the 2014 JALT National Conference, I gave a talk entitled “What’s the best way to learn Japanese?” The slot was quite late on Saturday afternoon, and it was labeled “commercial,” so I was not expecting to get any more than five or six people. More
Thanks to everyone who attended my presentation “What’s the best way to learn Japanese?” at Tsukuba last weekend. It was a great audience, and the topic certainly provoked a lot of very lively debate! I will be writing a blog post about the topic in the near future, so please “like” BTB Press on Facebook if you want to be notified about that.
The other day, a Japanese colleague mentioned how he had noticed that it is becoming more and more common to see university job advertisements for teachers with expertise in English education. As he pointed out, this is a relatively new development. Traditionally, English teachers at the university level were required to be experts in either linguistics or literature. More
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Thanks for all your comments. It’s encouraging to see that at least people are starting to talk about the issue. More
Recently, I saw a story about a female teacher who took a day off work to attend her son’s entrance ceremony at a different school. More
Thanks for all your comments. Both of these are difficult topics, but I hope that more and more Japanese people will become aware of them and start pushing for change. More
Thanks for all your comments. Judging by the readers of this blog, it seems that the media has been hyping this up a bit. More