As I read many books, I often need to get on the net and search for the word I don't know. Especially Japanese has so much more complicated words than other languages. English is only consisted by 26 alphabets for instance. All you do is put it in order or add but all you … Continue reading Dictionaries Only Gives You Paraphrases
Although I have mentioned the usefulness of Japanese so far, many people still want to learn English. That's because foreign languages have decorative value besides instrumental value. Instrumental Value And Ornamental Value The value of things can be distinguished into two types. Let's call it instrumental value and ornamental value. The instrumental value … Continue reading Is English Practical Tool Or Fashion For Japanese People?
Immediately after the war, the American delegation of education for the education of Japan recommended that Japanese kanji and kana notation be abolished and make into the roman alphabet. There were also some Japanese people who made such claims. One of the reasons for this recommendation is that typewriters can not be used in … Continue reading Inequality Between Non-native Speakers and Native Speakers
Even though English continues to be the only international language forever, the need for English learning will diminish.That is not due to the progress of international politics, but by the advancement of technology. Many people have studied English so far for communication. Because there is no other way of communication with foreigners, if there … Continue reading Is machine translation useless? Part 1
Why so many Japanese people think it's so important to learn English in the first place? As I wrote They have no choice. At university, classes conducted in English are increasing. In job hunting activities, you will be asked about English exam scores. Even in the news, I hear such topics frequently, such as … Continue reading Misunderstandings of English in Japan
Many people has an image of Eskimo in northern Alaska like rustic and good people who run old-fashioned living but in the reality, young people are alcoholic and most families have low-income living on food distribution tickets. Even though it is a village with a population of around 300 people, one or two children under … Continue reading English Imperialism has destructed Eskimo?
These days in Japan, There is a pretty uniformed way of thinking about English. These are the examples below. "As globalization progresses from now on, we can not live without English" "Traditional reading and writing-based English teaching was a failure, should be centered on conversation" "We should learn English as soon as possible" "We should learn … Continue reading Why All Japanese Think They Need To Speak English