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Problems in learning English and the solutions

Karl T. Kamamoto with TOEIC score of 835 and A grade of UN English Proficiency
Karl T. Kamamoto with TOEIC score of 835 and A grade of UN English Proficiency

  In Japan, many students become English-phobic at junior and/or senior high schools.

  On the other hand, the practical English has been becoming more and more important and needed all aver the world.

  The English education history in Japan also shows that it is not easy for Japanese to get the balanced English skills. Even many Japanese English teachers at schools do not have not enough English ability to teach as reported in the newspaper below.

  The Education Ministry in Japan requests Japanese teachers of English in junior and senior high schools to keep at least 730 TOEIC scores. But only  28% in junior and 53% in senior high school teachers have reached this level as of November, 2014.

 

What should we do?

 

  I have developed my own English learning method by self-learning for more than 50 years in the past and  I am sure that it should be very suitable for Japanese student to get the balanced English skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking).

  So I have already produced the online English learning materials for the Japanese students, where I apply my own practical method in learning English to them.

e Learning, 3rd grade, STEP test

e Learning, pre-2nd grade, STEP test

e Learning, 2nd grade, STEP test   

(Lecture purchase site is here.)

For adults, languages are not what are taught, but what they acquire by themselves and they can put what they have learned into use (in writing or speaking), for example, by joining Free English Learning Society in Onomichi.

Flows of lessons are as follows. (Voice in the lessons are not included.)

Flow of skill building up lesson

Flow of interview test preparation lesson

Introduction of online English learning project


 

    

   ← Click to Free English Learning page


      英検(実用英語検定試験)・面接委員(2次面接試験官)表彰状 25年間(1987.07 - 2012.02)
      英検(実用英語検定試験)・面接委員(2次面接試験官)表彰状 25年間(1987.07 - 2012.02)

The following web news in Japanese says that about 90% of senior high school students in Japan have not reached the English proficiency level of 2nd or pre-2nd grade in writing and speaking skills. (as of March 17, 2015)

教育 高校3年生の英語力の実態 NHKニュース 15.03.19
(教育 高校3年生の英語力の実態 NHKニュース 15.03.19)

The following newspaper article says that the Education Ministry in Japan requests Japanese teachers of English in junior and senior high schools to keep at least 730 TOEIC scores, but it is revealed that only  28% in junior and 53% in senior high school teachers have reached this level of 730 in TOEIC scores as of November, 2014.

英語力持つ先生、目標以下 (2014.11.20朝日新聞)
英語力持つ先生、目標以下 (2014.11.20朝日新聞)

This certificate of appreciation has been granted to me in June 2012 for my 25 year-long service as an oral test examiner of EIKEN.

2014年11月9日は英検二次面接試験で英語による面接試験官として一日で49名の一次試験合格者を面接しました。(25年間の英検二次面接試験委員は65歳で定年となりましたが、応援必要時には時々、面接試験官を務めます。)

On November 9th, I interviewed in English 49 examinees at an examination site for the second-stage English proficiency test by Eiken.

(I retired as an examiner at the age of 65,, but sometimes I am asked to do the same when they need help.)

The following article says that the external English examinations for university entrance examinations will be introduced. 

As is reported in the attached newspaper article, I hope that the external English examinations will replace the conventional university entrance examinations as soon as possible. 
It is quite natural and good that the backward English education system that has not met the social need in Japan for such a long time is retooled. 
Those who are against this possible change are the teachers who can’t catch up with this change, the teachers who have been teaching English only with one English reading book readable in a day and one English grammar book usable in their whole life as well as the English related stubborn scholars only with their own theories.

朝日新聞 The Asahi  2015.08.29
朝日新聞 The Asahi 2015.08.29

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