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Education and Language(s)

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Week 4: Education & Language(s)


Things to do:

  • Conduct an e-mail interview with the person(s) in the country you chose.
    Include all the messages in reply, and forward the final e-mail to your teacher.
  • Post your findings based on the interview and your research.
  • Post questions and/or additional information to the works of classmates at least 5 times.
  • Share useful links



Example: Japan

- Teaching certificate: Teachers are required to be a graduate of MEXT-recognized university. *MEXT: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
- Compulsory education: Elementary (6yrs) and lower secondary education (3yrs) are compulsory. Textbooks are offered for free.
- Over 99% of elementary schools implement school lunch pro- grams for the purpose of nutrition education.
- Higher education enrollment ratio:
・High school: 97.6% [Male 97.3%, Female 97.9%].
・College & University: 47.3% [Male 45.9%, Female 48.6%].
・Graduate school: 12.0% [Male 15.1%, Female 7.7%].
- Japanese language is taught from elementary school level as  the national language, Kokugo. It consists of 3 alphabets: Kanji (pictographic characters imported from China), Hiragana & Katakana (phonetic alphabets developed in Japan).

Student 1:



Student 2:



Student 3:





Useful Links:

Ethnologue, Languages of the world






Question Area:

Ask questions about technology & research here.

Questions about English - Go to Grammar Questions



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