Sunday, March 1, 2009

Japanese: English Lesson Are Boring

Source: Mainichi

A majority of junior high school students say that English lessons at elementary school are either boring or unhelpful, according to survey results released at a recent research meeting of the Japan Teachers’ Union.

Foreign language studies, which are already taught at some schools, will become compulsory for fifth- and sixth-grade elementary students from the start of the 2011 school year.

A teacher from a junior high school in Tokyo’s Meguro Ward carried out the survey on 168 pupils, around 80 percent of the total student body. Eighty-seven said the lessons were either “a bit boring” or “boring”, compared to 81 who said they were “fun” or “lots of fun.”

This just in: school in general is boring :)

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