A Japanese teacher s this method is a good practice for the entrance tests

A japanese teacher s this method is a good practice

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to English and vice versa) or called “yakudoku” in Japanese (meaning translational reading). A Japanese teacher said, this method is a good practice for the entrance tests because the test involves a lot of “yakudoku” items. Although learning grammar is important for the English program, too much focus on it for the sake of the structure only and not used in the context of communication may lead to students who are too focused on grammar and not on communica- tion. Many Japanese (even adults) fear to commit grammatical mistakes when talking. Thus, they sometimes opt not to speak for fear of making mistakes. Another answer in rank 4 is that ALTs feel that their work is unstable because they work with a limited number of years in their contracts. The JET program runs for five years, CNETs for three years, and most dispatch companies renew contracts after a year. There are also different benefits but JTL’s benefits are way much better than ALTs. For example, JTLs have 20 days of paid leave in a year while the CNETs have 12 days. The JTLs have five days summer leave while the CNETS have three days. Salaries of JTLs are also much higher than ALTs and there are benefits that JTL’s have that CNETs or ALTs don’t have such as maternity benefits, sick leave, etc.) Top 5 answer include: 5 26 42.6% English is introduced late in Elementary School at Grade 5-6 It is only recently that English is introduced in the elementary education system. However, the researcher thinks that introducing English in Grades 5-6 is way too late. Lennerberg’s critical period hypothesis states that first language acquisition has a critical period for it to be acquired and when it passes that age, then it would be difficult to attain it. Many theorists believe that this hypothesis also extends to second language learners. Top 6 answer include: 6 25 41% Team teaching with Japanese teachers Team teaching with Japanese learners is the main central role for ALTs/CNETs in the English program. This is the strength of the program- to be able to have two teachers with different backgrounds and specialties bringing all of these in the classroom to benefit the students’ learning. Understandably, it will also create lots of misunderstandings and difficulties when certain situations arise. In elementary, many homeroom teachers because of their lack of experience and expertise, the tendency of team teaching is almost non-existent or rare. The HRT usually gives the whole class to the ALT, and sometimes the HRT is only responsible in the discipline. Some ALTs complain that sometimes HRTs even bring their work in the class and just sit at the back doing their work, letting the ALT do the job. In Junior high school, the ALTs complain that “team teaching” is using the ALT to read certain passages and letting the students repeat it - the “human tape recorder” phenomena. In the researcher’s case, the JLTs give her the whole 50 mins of the class and help with the giving of directions and translating what the researcher (ALT) wants the class to do. Thus, in reality, it seems that “team teaching” includes the JLT doing the lesson planning and the lesson per se and just asking
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