English teacher challenges students to plug in to the world

National Jan 28, 2018

English teacher challenges students to plug in to the world

by Magdalena Osumi

The English-language learning programs in Japan's public schools have long been criticized for being too focused on rote learning. But Mio Horio, a 32-year-old English teacher from mountainous Shiga Prefecture, is challenging the nation's system and nudging her students to think outside the box. Horio's teenage ...