"From 2020, there will be 2 major changes to the current education model:
1. English education at elementary school will begin in the 3rd and 4th grade, with ‘Foreign language activities’.
2. For elementary school 5th and 6th grades, English will be taught as a subject in 3 lessons per week.
MEXT is developing curriculum content and textbooks for the English subject to be taught in the 5th and 6th grades.
One of the goals of this new system will be for students to progress through the Eiken test levels to the second and pre-first level by the time they graduate from senior high school. In addition, to support this goal, English language classes at junior high school will be conducted primarily in English, as they are done now at the senior high school level" (Changes in English Education, ¶¶ 2-4).
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In this post, Tolisano stipulated, "Blogging should not be an add-on, not an isolated project, but should be seen as PEDAGOGY" (¶1, emphasis in original). She lauded blogging for its affordances facilitating learning through reading, writing, reflecting, and sharing.
This UNSW Academic Support page is one in a series of short pages defining and exemplifying reflective writing. Topics include:What is reflective writing?How do I write reflectively?Examples of reflective writingThe page entitled "How do I write reflectively?" lists resources for learning about mind-mapping.
This is an opinion piece that highlighted findings from a case study of 9th graders in Bangkok, Thailand. The study focused on students levels of motivation to develop their abilities to communicate in English.
This June 6, 2014, article pointed out two English language test options for Australian visa applicants, namely the TOEFL Internet-Based Test (iBT) and the Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic version. Those are in addition to the Advanced Cambridge English Exam (CAE).
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