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November 21, 2003

English With Chibi Maruko-chan

Chibi Maruko-chan is the latest popular TV animation character to take to English teaching. Internet content provider Contents Japan has made its "Chibi Maruko-chan no Let's ABC" program available on the @nifty service. Aimed at children from pre-school to elementary school age, it covers writing the alphabet and simple greetings. The fee for a 3-month "Free Pass" course is ¥1,400 and six months costs ¥2,700. Free samples are available for download. The programs are available only on @nifty for the first two months but will be more widely available next year.
Chibi Maruko-chan no Let's ABC (Japanese) | This story in Japanese

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