Japan’s bid to become more globally competitive has driven elementary school teachers to seek instruction from native English speakers to improve their language skills. The education ministry is currently looking for 20,000 native speakers and Japanese fluent in the English language to be assistant language teachers. A five-year road map was also created to train and raise “leaders” in English education for elementary schools. Teachers are doing their best to keep up by enrolling in English classes taught by a native speaker. Four hundred people have so far attended and 80 percent of them are elementary school teachers.
Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer March 14, 2018 05:37 UTC