New Japanese Policies on English Instruction Open Cracks in Tough K-12 Market

Products for Speaking English Are Needed, But Lack of Ed Tech, Need for Customization Hamper Companies

Senior Writer

Japan is retooling the way English is taught to students and assessed in universities, starting with a shift toward earlier instruction and an emphasis at the college level on speaking the language, beginning in 2020.

That shift will create a considerable demand for products that can help Japanese students and their teachers practice English skills, particularly…

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