Tetsuya Yasukochi

English Education in Japan Part Two

In the last article, I discussed English education up until college admission and pointed out some problems—most notably how unbalanced assessments affect the ways young people study English.
Here, I would like to mention the status of college education in our country.

Basic Knowledge about the Assessment Systems in Japan

Many educators, including myself, have pointed out that Japanese English education’s ineffectiveness is largely due to the existing assessment systems. While the world looks to four-skills assessment or even four-skills-integrated assessment, Japan is still struggling to introduce the modern-day speaking assessment…

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