• Chikushino, Fukuoka

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Opportunities for learning English in high school have increased, although not uniformly. The result is that those students lucky enough to get the teaching are good at English, and it is unfair of Clark to suggest that the standard is low. It is only low in those schools that have not risen to the challenge.

The task of the government should be to increase the standard of teaching English in high school, while instituting regular English classes in elementary school. Clark himself admits that multilingualism and multiculturalism both enrich and develop young people. All the more reason that he is wrong to suggest learning foreign languages on an elective basis.

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