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October 05, 2011

Roundup: Heroic teacher • Macdonalds English • Noda English • Rock Gods

Teaching-English-in-Japan-Education-John-Fichtner" The Japan Times interviews John Fichtner, a high school English teacher who recently saved the life of a man who had drank too much alcohol and fallen on the tracks at the JR Omiya station.

Macdonalds, in a move not guaranteed to bring more glamour to the idea of speaking English, intends to increase the number of mid-career hires with language skills. The burger chain operator will hire as many as 120 people who have around 10 years of work experience and have scored higher than 800 on the TOEIC English-language exam.

Prime Minister Noda has launched an English version of his blog... useful for class?

The British Council in Japan continues providing material targeted at Japanese learners, with the latest installment of "The Patrick Perspective" this time focusing on "Rock Gods and Corporate Monsters".

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