According to MEXT, 70-80% of third-year junior high schoolers fail to reach level 3 in English exam

eiken logo (Source - Eiken Foundation of Japan)

eiken logo (Source – Eiken Foundation of Japan)

 

“About 70 to 80 percent of third-year junior high school students failed to attain level 3 of the EIKEN Test in Practical English Proficiency in all areas except writing, a government survey has revealed.” (The Mainichi Shimbun)

 

This is not new but there is still much way to go! Considering Japan’s efforts towards internationalisation, what should be done to improve the situation?

 

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