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June 17, 2004

Long Distance STEP

A new service was launched on Tuesday to allow students to practice for the interview test of the STEP (Eiken) test. The service is a joint venture between the Japan Institute for Educational Measurement (JIEM), of the Obunsha Group, and Manabi, a company that provides English conversation lesson by overseas telephone. Students take the 13-minute mock exam during an international call to native speakers in the U.S. and Canada, all of whom have experience as ALTs in Japan. After the exam, students receive basic advice on the telephone, which is followed up by more detailed advice sent by e-mail. The fee varies between ¥3,600 and ¥5,500 depending on the test level, which is from Level 3 to Level 1.
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