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November 25, 2003

Plan for English Learning Discussed at JALT Confab

Plans by the Education, Science and Technology Ministry to help students acquire communication abilities in English were discussed by six panelists at an open forum of the annual conference of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) held at Granship Shizuoka convention center in Shizuoka on Sunday morning. The panelists included Yasushi Akashi, former U.N. undersecretary general, Kiichi Matsuhata, president of the Japan Society of English Language Education, and Hitoshi Nara, head of the ministry's international education section. Organized as a special program, the forum is a part of the four-day JALT 2003 conference that ended yesterday. (excerpt from Daily Yomiuri story)
Daily Yomiuri article | JALT

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