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Why do the Japanese suck at learning English?

| Jun 18, 2018

Why do the Japanese suck at learning English?

by Kaori Shoji

It's been said time and again: 日本人は英語がダメ (Nihonjin wa Eigo ga dame, The Japanese are terrible at English). In spite of the strong emphasis on 英語教育 (Eigo kyōiku, English education) instilled in a rigorous school system and the numerous 英会話学校 (Eikaiwa gakkō, English conversation schools) ...

Dutch fret about proliferation of English on university campuses

Jun 3, 2018

Dutch fret about proliferation of English on university campuses

The growing popularity of English as a medium of instruction at Dutch universities is ringing alarm bells among lecturers and students, with some even calling for government intervention. As Shakespeare's mother tongue spreads in lecture halls across the county's 14 universities, the Dutch education department ...