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June 01, 2006

English Learning Methods Weak

(Japan) Waseda University's Yoshiaki Shinoda, a professor emeritus of business and technical communication in English, believes that all students should practice writing essays in English to assist with communication skills development. Shinoda stated recently that "Although Japanese spend an unbelievable amount of time studying English, the results are poor." Shinoda believes that current learning methods are weak due to not enough time being devoted to the logical relationship between thoughts and the thinking process. Shinoda recommends that students writing English essays focus on three areas: vocabulary, rhetoric and grammar.
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