Some say that Shinzo Abe's latest proposed tax increases, part of the "fourth arrow" in his popular "Abenomics" policy, are going a step too far. Dubbed the "language tax," the new levy is aimed at word usage.
Until English teachers start developing critical thinking skills in the classroom and emphasizing confidence over competence, students will never be able to converse with native English speakers "at a viable level of proficiency."
English is an official language of the Philippines but this does not mean that everyone understands or speaks English. However, it does mean that exposure to the language is so widespread that those who do speak it can communicate quite fluently.
The new regulation decrees that bicycles must be ridden on the left side of the road, in the direction of the flow of traffic. Seems logical, doesn't it? But no one has said how this will prevent accidents or make anything safer; we're just ...