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May 31, 2002

English Teachers In For Repairs?

Education Minister Atsuko Toyama is to propose a five-year retraining plan for the nation's 60,000 public junior and senior high school English teachers. Under the plan, teachers would undergo a two-week retraining program, and ALTs would be given teacher's status. The government currently offers English retraining in Japan to 2,000 teachers and overseas retraining to 150 teachers each year.

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