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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

TOEFL Scores for Asian Countries

From Bolton 2008 -" English in Asia, Asian Englishes, and the issue of proficiency."

Why is Japan last?

2 comments:

Gavin said...

Yeah, I didn't realize how far ahead South Korea was above Japan, although I can see why from my own experience as well as the kinds of English education policies they have. But Japan is really low, here is a good book on English in Japan that might provide some answers, http://www.amazon.com/Idea-English-Japan-Ideology-Evolution/dp/184769201X#reader_184769201X

Akinyele Brandley said...

The Japanese's biggest problem is trying to spell/ sound out everything using katakana.
English has way more sounds than katakana can sound out; especially our consonant blends.
The teaching is crappy! The teachers can't have no idea or pronoun antecedents---big problem!!!