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March 08, 2006

SELHi Update

(Matsuyama) The Japanese Government program, Super English Language High School (SELHi) pilot project continues to provide challenges for the only technical high school involved in the program, Ehime Prefectural Matsuyama Technical High School. Difficulties have included creating a curriculum that can address the issues of relating English to specialized technical subjects and cultivating a communicative ability in English. Multimedia education department chief, Kiwame Kono stated that "As there is no previous school to provide an example or offer us advice, it has been very difficult for us to create a curriculum that can address these issues." Information Technology course students are now in their second year of the program.
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