• Esashi, Iwate


I enjoyed the Feb. 26 article “Are schools ready for English?” But by the looks of the photographed open book (presented as an example of the teaching materials to be used), my answer to the question posed by the headline would be NO!

The book appears to be in Japanese. Japanese teachers have every right to be worried and distraught to have to teach a subject they know they cannot speak and have not studied for many years. How can this possibly be a good idea?

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