To communicate in English, TOEFL is vital: LDP panel

National Apr 5, 2013

To communicate in English, TOEFL is vital: LDP panel

by Reiji Yoshida

English-language education at public schools should shift in emphasis to verbal communications skills, and for that purpose, universities must adopt the Test of English as a Foreign Language for entrance exams, the head of the Liberal Democratic Party's education reform panel said. If the TOEFL ...

National Mar 29, 2013

LDP takes aim at English education, seeks to boost TOEFL levels

by Ayako Mie

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party is on a quest to reform the educational system in order to foster global talent to reverse the nation’s declining competitiveness on the world stage, and English-language studies have been especially targeted for improvement. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged ...