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  • Popapop2's Avatar
    September 11th, 2018, 06:02
    The application has yet to be opened, and won't be till late September or early October. Regardless, I thought I would start a topic for it a bit...
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  • Popapop2's Avatar
    September 20th, 2018, 03:22
    That's true lasting problems won't be solved overnight, but I have read somewhere that perhaps after 2020 the Japanese government will start making...
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  • Jiggit's Avatar
    September 16th, 2018, 09:53
    But the English education outside the classroom isn't teaching anything different in the school; it's still just teaching kids how to pass tests. And...
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  • word's Avatar
    September 16th, 2018, 07:49
    TBH I don't disagree; there are some valid points there. No school I attended ever attempted to implement Spanish instruction anywhere near the level...
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  • mothy's Avatar
    September 15th, 2018, 12:40
    I think good citizen and actually learning aren't mutually exclusive though, so in the end you still have to judge how well they're teaching the...
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  • Popapop2's Avatar
    September 15th, 2018, 00:00
    Language learning and retention are hard.
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  • word's Avatar
    September 14th, 2018, 08:52
    word's what? No argument here. I can barely remember any Spanish--handful of words, few conjugations, words have genders, etc. I only had the...
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  • Popapop2's Avatar
    September 14th, 2018, 03:10
    Having not experienced the JET program and only reading about it, I myself can't speak fully to if its money well spent or not. Surely they are ways...
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  • Jiggit's Avatar
    September 13th, 2018, 20:26
    Hey, you're putting words in my mouth! I mean, I'm not saying Japanese education is different to or worse than other countries. How much Spanish...
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  • mothy's Avatar
    September 13th, 2018, 15:04
    And I'm the jaded one.
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  • Jiggit's Avatar
    September 13th, 2018, 13:48
    Agreed, they're vague, but then again, that doesn't mean they're worthless. At least JET sends people out to the boonies to talk with kids who...
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  • mothy's Avatar
    September 13th, 2018, 13:09
    The whole, "they waste money elsewhere so why worry about this waste" argument is pretty silly to me.
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  • mothy's Avatar
    September 13th, 2018, 13:06
    Well there is the vague goals of "internationalization" and "promoting Japan abroad" for which I see little evidence that JET is to thank for any...
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  • Jiggit's Avatar
    September 13th, 2018, 09:46
    Depends on what you think the goal of having them is. If you think the goal is for students in Japan to leave school with a functional level of...
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  • mothy's Avatar
    September 13th, 2018, 09:14
    Do you honestly think JET isn't a waste of money? For cheaper they could be sending their english teachers abroad for study and training, plus hire...
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