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December 2nd, 2014 | Author: David

The best way to learn Japanese

I have now uploaded my blog entry on “The best way to learn Japanese.” Look forward to reading your comments.

What’s the best way to learn Japanese? December 2nd, 2014 | Author: David

What’s the best way to learn Japanese?

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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

November 28th, 2014 | Author: David

Thanks

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.

How the Two “L”s Stifle Reform in English Education in Japan August 4th, 2014 | Author: David

How the Two “L”s Stifle Reform in English Education in Japan

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

May 20th, 2014 | Author: webmaster

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April 25th, 2014 | Author: David

Priorities (Feedback)

Thanks for all your comments. It’s encouraging to see that at least people are starting to talk about the issue. More

Priorities April 21st, 2014 | Author: David

Priorities

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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

April 11th, 2014 | Author: David

In the News (Feedback)

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

In the News April 7th, 2014 | Author: David

In the News

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Some of you probably noticed that there have been two big news stories in Japan recently relating to topics we have discussed on this blog. More
April 4th, 2014 | Author: David

Have You Been Shopping? (Feedback)

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



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