Are they ready? On the verge of compulsory English, elementary school teachers lack confidence

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Mark Fennelly and Robert Luxton, Shikoku University


All fifth and sixth grade elementary school teachers in Japan will soon be responsible for weekly English lessons in their classrooms. According to a survey conducted in Tokushima, few of these teachers feel confident about their ability to speak or teach English. These teachers will need more time, more training and a well-developed support network if they are going to be able to provide their students with inspiring English classes.


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